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Recreational Golfer to Receive Lawsuit Settlement

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Terri Deeb, a 47-year-old recreational golfer from Merrillville, Ind., will be receiving $1.2 million from an accident stemming from a local course she was playing on May 10, 1998.
 
Deeb lost vision in one of her eyes when she was struck by an errant golf shot at the Elks Lodge Golf Course near Rochester.
 
Deeb was on the eighth green when the accident occurred. It was played from a man hitting his second shot at the first hole. His shot hooked off its intended course.
 
As there is only some six yards between the eighth green and the first fairway at the Elks Golf Lodge, the shot carried into the green on which Deeb was putting and struck her in the eye, crushing the cheek bones and causing a loss of vision.
 
Deeb and her lawyer sued the course for its flawed design and the golfer for his impatience in hitting his shot.
 
The settlement was reached on Monday, and will see the Elks Golf Lodge paying Deeb $925,000. The man who hit the shot, Sonney Mosley, will pay Deeb the amount of $275,000.
 
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