By: Rob Harris
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that hole-in-one insurers are not obligated to pay with respect to aces made by Justin Thomas and George McNeil at the Greenbrier Classic in 2015.
For the court, the issue was simple: “The application for the insurance policy stated that the hole in question had to be a minimum of 150 yards from the tee. The policy specified a minimum yardage of 170 yards for the hole in question.”
However, the tees were set up at a mere 137 yards from the hole.
Game, set and match…. insurance company wins.
Golf Dispute Resolution’s earlier coverage of the dispute can be found here.