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By Conor Nagle under Amateur Golf

Sure, it looks peaceful...

The case of 75-year-old Dubliner Thomas Talbot has long been a talking point in Irish golfing and legal circles.

As a member of Hermitage Golf Club – a tidy track in Lucan, West Dublin – the septuagenarian became embroiled in a dispute with the club’s committee over its decision to impose handicap reductions totaling nearly eight shots over a period of five years.

Alleging “defamation”, Talbot sued both the club and its then handicap secretary in 2006, for the perfectly reasonable sum of €10 million ($120 billionty-billion, approx.).

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