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George W. Hopper Law Library|College of Law

Golf Law

John Minan's The Little Green Book of Golf Law: The Real Rules of the Game of Golfis a fascinating little book that discusses legal cases involving golf courses and golfers. Each chapter, numbered 1-19 for holes 1-18 and the nineteenth hole (the clubhouse), includes a desription of a legal case, the legal issues involved, and a real rule of golf. The current display features three of the cases described in the book.

golfers and their caddies walking on a golf course

Maussner v. Atlantic City Country Club, Inc., 691 A.2d 826 (N.J. 1997)

This cases addresses the question of who is responsible when a golfer is struck by lightning.

ETW Corp. v. Jireh Publishing, Inc. 332 F.3d 915 (6th Circuit 2003)

Tiger Woods, proving he is as aggressive with his business interests as he is with golf, features in this case involving the use of his likeness in a work of art.

Kurash v. J.C. Resorts, Inc., 00703109 Sup. Ct., San Diego, CA (1996) 

Is the golf course mangement responsible for Mr. Kurash's impotency?

The photo above, which was taken from the Library of Congress' American Memory project, is entitled Golfers. It was taken by Harry M. Rhoades in Denver Colorado, c1940. 




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