Ex-Mayor Morrie Fisher Sues For Free Golf

Old golfers

Morrie Fisher has sued the city he once led, claiming the city unfairly took away his lifetime privilege to play golf for free on the city’s links.

Fisher says he was promised unlimited play on the city’s municipal course when he first left the council in 1991, according to the lawsuit filed in Monterey Superior Court last week.

Even if he was a retired, full-time employee, said city attorney David Laredo, the city’s policy doesn’t grant lifetime free golf privileges, nor does it give a city manager the authority to allow unlimited golf play. Green fees at the Pacific Grove Golf Links are now as much as $40, depending on the day.

“I don’t believe there is any basis in fact or in law for the benefit that he claims,” Laredo said

Or as Snick says (in a Clint Eastwood impersonation): “The only way for an ex-mayor get free golf is to buy the golf course!”

Ex-Mayor Morrie Fisher Sues For Free Golf