By: Rob Harris
Kansas City Country Club–Tom Watson’s home course–will be heading to trial this summer, having been sued by neighboring homeowners who claim the club is too noisy. Not the club generally, but a ventilation fan the club installed to help protect the 12th green during hot and humid weather.
According to an acoustics expert retained by the neighbors, the noise from the fan is comparable to what they would hear by standing fifty feet from a freeway during morning rush hour.
The club contends the fan operated only during daylight hours in accordance with applicable ordinances.