Homeowners bring golf ball problem to the foreground

WEST BABYLON - Some residents in West Babylon say they are living in constant fear of being hit by a golf ball from a nearby course. Joseph Romano says he and his neighbors on Muncie Road have been terrorized by golf balls coming from the Bergen Point Golf Course, which they say have caused thousands of dollars in property damage and even injury."They're like little guided missiles," he says.Neighbor Theresa Puglia says she got hit by a golf ball while getting out of her pool. The impact to her wrist caused a bruise so severe that she says she had to wear a sling for weeks. Residents have written letters to Suffolk County, which owns the golf course, asking for help. They have received a response stating that the netting at the course meant to capture stray balls has been repaired.A county spokesperson says the Parks Department will meet with an attorney who is representing some families living near the golf course to discuss the situation.

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