Among the numerous golf puns is a paragraph where Dixon compares Giuliani’s argument to a scene from Caddyshack*:
“Plaintiff’s promissory estoppel claim, which was not argued in his brief, brings to mind Carl Spackler’s analysis from the movie Caddyshack (Orion Pictures 1980): ‘He’s on his final hold. He’s about 455 yards away, he’s gonna hit about a 2 iron, I think.’ North Carolina does not recognize affirmative claims of promissory estoppel…”
Above the Law did a great job of collecting media golf references in reporting the Giuliani story:
ESPN: Giuliani’s lawsuit against the school did not make par.
NY Daily News: Andrew Giuliani…ended in the rough this week.
The News and Observer: …Andrew Giuliani’s case belongs in the drink.
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Source: NY Times
*Watch Bill Murray’s original performance of Judge Dixon’s Caddyshack quote here.