Golfer Cleared of Not Yelling Fore


CARLISLE, Pa. -- A golfer plunked in the face by an errant ball was unable to convince a jury that the man who hit him was negligent for failing to yell 'Fore!'
James A. Tomkins claimed fellow golfer George Long didn't yell the standard warning when he hit a wayward shot on the Cumberland Golf Course in 1999.
The ball hit Tomkins in the right eye, knocking him out of his golf cart.
Jurors deliberated two hours Tuesday before deciding that Long was not negligent.
Long, who claimed he did yell a warning, said golfers in Pennsylvania would be happy with the verdict.
'When you play golf, you take a risk,' he said.
Potential jurors were asked if they were golfers, and about half of those picked to hear the case said they were either casual or serious about the game.
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