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    When Mark Moore mows his lawn, he is a sight to behold.

    Looking a bit like the rubber-armed Michelin man, he says that in order to get the job done safely, he has to wear a heavily padded leather jacket, filled with four inches of goose-down feathers to protect the vertebrae in his back; a wide-brimmed pith helmet to prevent injury to his head and face; a pair of goggles to cover his eyes; long pants with kneepads; and a pair of long, thick landscape gloves.

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    Joe,

    I can tell you from personal experience that golf balls from golf courses can be a deadly hazard.

    We lived across the street from houses on a golf course from 1987-1994. The houses across the street were pelted with golf balls, breaking windows, screens, damaging cars, etc.

    One day we came home and found a golf ball ... well, let's start with where - the golf ball came over the houses across the street, ricocheted of the gable end of out neighbors house, through the window in one daughter's bedroom (leaving a nice almost round hole in the window) and embedded itself in her open bedroom door.

    We noticed the window was broken and there was glass on her bed, then looking around for the golf ball, we found it actually still embedded in her bedroom door. That much force after going that far and ricocheting off the house next door.

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    I have a dent in my hood from an inspection on a golf course house.


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    If you don't mind ugly screens, help is out there.

    ScreenMobile - Golf Ball Protection


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    PLayed golf today on a coarse here where there is a horse track right along the left side of the first fairway. And I mean 15 feet off the fairway is the track itself. great view when they are running. Scary if you are teeing off.
    Bottom line is. ALWAYS check out the whole neighborhood. Not just your prospective house. And never buy a home on the right side of any fairway. There are alot more slicers than hookers. UNless you live in D.C.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    If you don't mind ugly screens, help is out there.

    ScreenMobile - Golf Ball Protection
    I inspected a house a few years ago on one of the local golf courses. The seller, who was present for the inspection, told the concerned buyer that there was no problem with golf balls hitting the house.

    When I asked her why all of the windows on the course side of the house had been replaced with Plexiglas, she conveniently remembered an appointment she was late to.

    Aaron


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    Aaron,

    Several of the homes I've inspected over in the Oakridge area of Garland all had such windows on the rear of the house.

    rick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    ... We noticed the window was broken and there was glass on her bed, then looking around for the golf ball, we found it actually still embedded in her bedroom door. That much force after going that far and ricocheting off the house next door.
    So ... with that much travel, bounces and impact ... I'm sure it had to have been hit by Tiger Woods?


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    A 2.1 Million dollar home.

    So put up a fence net and be done with it.

    Geeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erby Crofutt View Post
    A 2.1 Million dollar home.

    So put up a fence net and be done with it.

    Geeze.

    Now days People don't want to take responsibility for their actions.

    It must be someone else's fault and "They Need to fix It!"

    Yeah I Knew it was on a Golf Course but I don't play,---No One Told Me -----

    I had a Boss that used No One Told Me a lot.

    I started documenting and He started with the Richard Nixon "I don't Recall"(now prove what I remember.)

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