“Fore!” might not be so outdated after all.
A New York Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling that dismissed an injured golfer’s law suit against another golfer this week. Reports indicate that the injured Plaintiff was searching for his ball on the fairway when he was struck in the eye by another golfer’s errant ball.
The panel, in affirming the decision, discussed the inherent risk of playing any sport, namely Golf. Further, the ’shanked’ ball was not enough to fall under the exceptions of “reckless or intentional conduct,” or “concealed or unreasonably increased risks” of playing the game.