It’s not uncommon to see charity golf tournaments where a car from the local car dealer is the reward for grabbing, usually to make a hole in one. Well, an Arkansas Ford authorized dealer and the country club are facing a lawsuit over allegations they simply denied such an award – a brand new brand 2022 Ford F-150.
According to the report of Kansas City Stars and was discovered by CD driverThe 53,595 USD 4×4 SuperCrew provided by Jay Hodge Ford in Morrilton, Arkansas, about 55 miles northwest of Little Rock. Morrilton Country Club promoted a weekend golf tournament using photos of truckclaims this is the prize for the 10th hole: “Playing the 10th hole gets you the key to this game F-150,” the country club said on Facebook. “Thanks to Jay Hodge Ford of Morrilton!”
(It’s not clear why there are both red and silver trucks in these Facebook posts.)
At the tournament on October 8, it was certain that golfer Austin Clagett hit the hole in one. But the dealer and the country club refused Clagett his truck, and the dealer posted its answer on Facebook, claiming that the club cheated with the promotion. Part of the post reads “We don’t know, Morrilton Country Club advertised that this new truck would be available as a winning prize at the event even though we had agreed it would only be available for purchase. for display purposes”.
Facebook commenters did not have this excuse, and many pointed out that the dealer was liked and tagged in club posts saying the truck would be a prize.
The Country Club, meanwhile, did not comment.
After hitting a dead end with seller and country club, Clagett legislated and filed lawsuits against both, claiming breach of contract. He asked for the truck, attorney fees, and court costs. Automatic log contacted Denton & Zachary, PLLC, the law firm that handled Clagett’s case. Andrew Norwood, his attorney, told us that since the lawsuit was filed, the agent has gone back and unmarked the posts it was tagged in.
Norwood also shared a video of a country club employee calling a Ford dealership after the breach. One person at the store replied, “Oh, don’t tell me,” and the country club employee replied, “Unfortunately, it happened.”
We appreciate Norwood’s use of the word “crawling turtle” in the following statement for KC Star, a phrase they must use in Arkansas:
“This is about doing what’s right,” says Norwood. “Mr. Clagett lived to the end of his contract when he received a loss in one and now Morrilton Country Club and Jay Hodge Ford of Morrilton want to crawl out of the deal. If they don’t want to pay when Mr. Clagett has a hole in his pocket. gap in one, they shouldn’t be making a deal.”
All of this, if proven true, reflects badly on both the club and the house. The worst part of the situation is that it is all preventable in one simple way insurance policy. Some companies offer temporary prize indemnity insurance policies to cover businesses and organizations in the event someone wins any ridiculous contest they have set up. While insurance may seem like an unnecessary expense up front, it will certainly be cheaper than whatever legal dilemma they are about to face.