'Fore' not required by law


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NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A New York state appeals court ruled in favor of a Long Island golfer sued by a playing partner hit in the eye by an errant shot.

The ruling issued Tuesday says golfers take on some inherent risk when they take to the links, and the defendant in the case was not liable even though he had not yelled "fore" before beaning one of his playing partners.

In its written decision, the New York Court of Appeals said "failure to warn of his intent to strike the ball did not amount to intentional or reckless conduct, and did not unreasonably increase the risks inherent in golf."

The ruling was good news for Anoop Kapur, who shanked a shot out of the rough at a nine-hole course in Suffolk County and struck playing partner Azad Anand, who was on the fairway, in the eye, causing a detached retina.

Anand had sued for damages, calling the lack of a "fore" an act of negligence.

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+Dick Montage

As has been accepted golfing ettiquet for quite some time. Should never have gone to court.

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Axel

I shouted "FORE!" as one of my hits went directly toward a friend way in the distance. All he did was look up as if to say "where?" and got it planted right on his forehead!

I thought I'd killed the poor bugger! Fortunately he was fine, just a nasty dent in his head!

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thechronic
I shouted "FORE!" as one of my hits went directly toward a friend way in the distance. All he did was look up as if to say "where?" and got it planted right on his forehead!

I thought I'd killed the poor sod!

Classic :D

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I shouted "FORE!" as one of my hits went directly toward a friend way in the distance. All he did was look up as if to say "where?" and got it planted right on his forehead!

I thought I'd killed the poor bugger! Fortunately he was fine, just a nasty dent in his head!

It is time to require golfers to wear crash helmets ;)

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Growled

Who knew that golf could be so dangerous.

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SaltLife

A detached retina wow.... well good to see the courts favor in sensibility because im sure that would have been some hefty court costs.

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HeretikSaint

Safety is everyone's responsibility. While the golfer should have announced his shot, the players standing by should also be paying attention to what is going on. When playing any sport that involves a metal rod hitting a fairly hard ball, surrounding players should be on alert and be ready to react. It's almost like walking onto a construction site and getting injured by a crane because you walked in the path of the crane and then complain that the crane operator didn't announce he was moving materials. I agree with , it should have never gone to court.

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