One of Britain’s most exclusive golf clubs gave a member the boot for teeing off too much — and the golfer is striking back with a lawsuit.
John Cawood, 72, is taking a swing at the Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire over claims the club revoked his membership for allegedly playing more than 30 rounds a year, The UK Times reported.
The club charges a reported $77,000 to join, with high-profile members including former James Bond actor Sean Connery, Hugh Grant and ex-soccer pro Gary Lineker.
Cawood, a retired lawyer from Australia, was paying a yearly discounted overseas membership of about $1,500 — until members in 2011 began to gripe that he was hitting the green too often.
He was told he would have to pay the full annual membership fee of nearly $5,000, he claimed.
“The club has a perceived idea that I play regularly over 30 times but it’s not true,” Cawood said in Central London county court Tuesday.
“The last time I played over 30 rounds was in 2006 and I paid a pro-rata rate per game.”
Cawood joined the club in 1997, and would stay in the UK three months a year to play, the court heard.
The issue of Cawood allegedly overstaying his welcome was raised again in 2014 and his membership ultimately revoked in 2015.
He’s seeking damages and for the club to reinstate him as a member. The hearing is set to continue Thursday.
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