New Hampshire Supreme Court Rejects Golfer’s Negligence Claim

November 29, 2010

You play golf, you assume risks. So says New Hampshire’s Supreme Court.

The state’s highest court has upheld dismissal of a negligence lawsuit brought by an injured golfer against Candia Woods Golf Links.

Paul Sanchez III said the golf course was at fault when his golf ball ricocheted off a four-inch-square yard marker and hit him in the right eye on Sept. 4, 2006. He said he did not know the markers were removable, and he planned to drive the ball to the right of the marker.

Sanchez is now blind in his right eye.

A lower court granted Candia Woods’ motion for judgment in its favor.

The Supreme Court says that obstacles and errant golf balls are inherent risks in the game of golf.

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