US golfer gets $1.5m fine for using full course meal
GOLF COURSE: DALLAS, TX – JANUARY 07: A golfer takes a break from the golf course at Full Course Restaurant in Dallas, Texas, January 07, 2019.
(Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/Getty Images) A golman from Texas is getting $1,5m in fines and court costs after using a full course dinner at the US Open.
The Associated Press reported that Jason Lohmann, 23, pleaded guilty to a felony count of improper use of a facility for food, saying he was trying to help a friend with a golf game.
He was sentenced to six months probation and must complete 40 hours of community service, pay $500 in restitution and pay $1 in court costs, according to court records.
The fine is more than double the $300,000 penalty for using the same facility for an improper meal in 2016.
Lohman pleaded guilty in 2016 to using the golf facility for improper meals, and the $1m fine is a fraction of that penalty.
The golfer will be allowed to use the facility for a year to ensure he is sober, and he can return to the course to play at a future date, the AP reported.