What is the law reguarding golf shots into traffic

I understand that there is a law in Texas that the golfer is responsible for the control of their golf shot and ball. I think there was a State Reps. son was killed 1070’s by a bad shot.

Asked on January 26, 2019 under Personal Injury, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

It depends on the situation. If the golfer is being reasonable--e.g. aiming where he/she should--and just happens to have an unusually long shot or bad slice which takes it into traffic, the golfer is not liable, since he did nothing wrong: he playing the game in a reasonable way in the place it should be played. If the golfer for some reason decides to hit the ball into or near traffic--i.e. not where he should be--then he can be held liable for the consequences.

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