Man Found Liable for ‘Happy Gilmore’ Golf Swing

Judge in Canada rules the “Happy Gilmore shot” breaches a duty of care.

Last Updated: November 24, 2009 @ 10:21 AM

A judge in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Canada, has just ruled that the "Happy Gilmore shot" breaches a duty of care on the golf course.

In the case, the plaintiff sued after the defendant tried to impress his golfing buddies during a bachelor party outing that included beer, tequila and marijuana. On the 16th hole, under the influence, Travis Hayter whipped out his "Happy Gilmore shot," which the court defined in 2008 as "running from five to ten feet behind the ball and hitting it on the run."

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