Sunday, November 28, 2010


I'm not a big fan of golf in general in spite of having built a mortar chambered to fit a golf ball, but here's a story. In New Hampshire, some duffer hit one from a questionable lie, bounced the ball off a yard marker, struck himself in the eye, and lost the eye.

Now this is indeed unfortunate, but he sued the golf course for having a yard marker in front of his badly-hit ball. He lost.

And here I thought the only thing that could make golf interesting would be to stock the water hazards with alligators and insist that players retrieve their own balls. Besides, waiting 4 years for a court decision lacks the immediacy of watching someone get dragged under on the back nine.

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