“Golf dispute resolution” site highlights cases involving disputes over land use, faulty equipment, employee relations and other game-related issues.
Robert A. Harris, an attorney in Westport, Conn., has started a blog, www.golfdisputeresolution.com, that discusses litigation that often occurs around the game, ranging from subjects such as land-use issues, faulty equipment that leads to injury, and squabbles between employers and employees at golf facilities.
“I started walking around golf courses with my father at an early age, and I thought it would be informative and fun to combine my interests by tracking golf-related disputes,” Harris, who launched the site in June, told the Hartford Courant. “I want to find stories of interest or educational value.”
The blog includes both breaking news items and historical disputes that encompass an array of legal issues.
“Golf is a large and established industry, but it seems to present more than its share of quirky cases,” Harris said. “The mediator in me often wonders why some of these disputes become as contentious as they do. It’s funny how golf will turn the most reasonable of people into the most strident of individuals.”
Harris, who calls himself a modest golfer, frequently serves as a mediator and an arbitrator and received the Honorable Robert C. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation.
Greg Nathan, Senior Vice President of the National Golf Foundation, told the Courant that he was impressed by the blog.
“I’d say we have to reach out to this guy because this is interesting content,” Nathan said. “I’ve never seen anything like it. He’s got an interesting concept.”