From the files of WHAT THE #$^&$#(%!!!! …
A State Supreme Court judge in Westchester County, N.Y., has issued a temporary restraining order against storied Winged Foot Golf Club, banning play on the par-3 sixth hole on its East Course. The judge issued the order after a Winged Foot neighbor sued the club, claiming his home’s proximity to the sixth green “has opened him up to so many errant golf balls that it has caused a ‘life-threatening condition’ for him, his two young children and his dog,” The New York Times reported.
The case was first reported Tuesday in the New York Post’s gossip pages, which tells you a lot about this story.
More from the Times:
The neighbor, Anthony Pecora, “has suffered $14,000 in damage to his home from errant golf balls, including five broken windows this year alone, said Julius Cohn, his lawyer. He said Mr. Pecora, who moved into the house in 2003, began complaining about the errant shots in 2006, when the club cut down several trees between his house and the sixth green.
‘He has golf balls raining down on his home—his children can’t even walk on the property,’ Cohn said. ‘He has pails and pails of golf balls,’ he said, adding that Mr. Pecora’s 14-year-old dog ate a golf ball last year and required emergency surgery, costing $3,344.40.”