On February 2, the Easton, Pa., golf course was ordered to install a surveillance camera on the 13th hole to monitor whether balls continue to slice into the yard of a couple who sued the property two years ago over errant balls. By March 10, the property had not yet installed the camera and was fined $1,000.
Judge Michael Koury ordered Morgan Hill Golf Course in Easton, Pa., to pay one of its neighbors $1,000 due to a dispute over errant balls landing in the neighbor’s yard, the Easton-based Express-Times reported.
On February 2, Koury ordered the golf course to install a surveillance camera on the 13th hole to monitor whether balls continue to slice into the yard of Jerzy and Halina Wisniewski, the Express-Times reported.
The Wisniewskis sued two years ago, saying the balls terrorize them and they can’t walk in their rear wooded area for fear of being struck. Each claims to have been struck by a ball at least once, the Express-Times reported.
By March 10 the cameras still weren’t up, so the Wisniewskis’ attorney, R.J. Brasko, demanded the judge shut down the course and force Morgan Hill to pay his attorney fees, the Express-Times reported.
Course attorney Erv McLain said the course was doing its best to get the cameras up. Patrick Mallory, the course’s director of golf operations, said they had to be specially ordered from Canada and had just arrived on March 10. Because Mallory promised to have the cameras installed immediately, Koury decided Tuesday to dismiss Brasko’s injunction request to shut down the course. The judge fined the course $1,000 to cover Brasko’s fees for filing the injunction petition, the Express-Times reported.
Mallory said March 10 he didn’t expect golfers to play in February but the weather was so warm the course was open. He said he moved the tee box on the 13th hole up past the Wisniewskis’ property so the balls wouldn’t travel there. But Brasko pointed out March 10 that the judge demanded no golf be played until the cameras were up. The Wisniewskis’ daughter filmed multiple golfers playing at that hole. She said they were playing from tees that would still allow them to shank balls onto her parents’ yard, the Express-Times reported.
Mallory didn’t immediately return a phone call left by the Express-Times. McLain also wasn’t available to answer the phone by press time.