A couple sues a neighboring golf course over balls in yard.
Golf is not all fun and games as one recent court case illustrated.
The main issue…good old golf balls. Apparently a couple, Robert and Katherine Brady were upset that an abundance of balls ended up on their property from a neighboring golf course.
They reportedly found more than 1,200 balls in their yard and took the case to court citing trespass, breach of duty and nuisance. The pair built a fence and a 14-foot tall net to stop the balls, but apparently they still posed a problem.
The couple took their anger to court. A Ravalli County district judge did not rule in their favor stating “Each of these persons knew the mis-location of the footprint of the home before they purchased it next to the 18th fairway.”
Several years ago, the upscale Winged Foot Golf Club in Westchester was sued due to errant golf balls. A neighbor of the golf course claimed he was bombarded with balls in his yard and they were causing a “life-threatening condition” to his family and dog.
The golf course was ordered to temporarily ban playing near the home.