Michael Kaplen was quoted in this article by the New York Daily News, entitled Woman files suit against golfer whose airborne club allegedly fractured her face.
“It’s my understanding that he wasn’t happy with his golfing that day and he let the club swing right out of his hand,” Kaplen said. “He says, ‘Godd—-t, I’m not having a good day.”
“It was a reckless and stupid thing to do, and unfortunately an innocent victim got hurt,” Kaplen added.
“It is improper, impermissible, dangerous, negligent, careless, reckless, and/or contrary to the usual and customary rules of golf for a participant in a golf game to throw, let go of, lose, release, and/or otherwise cause a golf club to fly out of his hands and be launched into the air,” the suit says.
“He did not have the requisite skill, knowledge, training, education to play golf on a public golf course.”
Michael was also quoted in this New York post article on the same story:
“The gentleman we’re suing wasn’t particularly pleased with his performance,” Touhey’s attorney Michael Kaplen said, in a gross understatement.
“On the golf course when you get aggravated you don’t punch the table or kick the ball, you swing your club out of frustration, and he swung it and it released out of his arm and unfortunately into the face of Mary Touhey,” Kaplen said.