posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:11 AM
Not much love for golfers here.
Living on a course you accept some responsibility. (if your house was built after the course) Golf balls will sometimes hit windows, heads, cars,
other things. It's the homeowners responsibility to deal with any and all damage. (I am speaking for NC as I live on a course and that is the law
in the homeowners agreement.)
As a golfer, it's considered polite to assess any damage caused by your ball, and offer an apology, and it's nice to offer to pay for any damages.
(not expected, or mandated)
It comes down to character and personal responsibility. In a game where you can write down whatever score you want, you have to have some integrity.
If you don't, then you might end up acting like a giant douche.
A good practice is to ask at the clubhouse about responsibilities of poor shots. I have been told not to enter yards to go after balls that were out
of bounds and just ask for replacement balls in the pro shop.
Not all golfers are bad people, just as not all people are bad golfers. Some just suck.