Ok, Thanks for the feedback but let me give a little more history. I/family have owned the house since 1971, the original property owner is the one who sold the land to the golf course so the golf course built its hole completely around the house. There is no liability clause in the deed at all. When we moved in we had an agreement with the golf course that they would take care of any damages, do our grounds keeping, and snow plowing. This was in exchange for a small use of my land for a practice range. This agreement was held verbaly for 20 years without one incident or disagreement. Then by a death in the golf course family it was handed over to a family member who ran it into the ground and would no longer hold the agreement. Once they couldn't handle the course any longer it was sold to an employee of the golf course who is still running it into the ground.
The original owners were a gem to deal with and had a clientel that respected our property and if they didn't the golf course delt with them. During that 20 years we averaged one or two balls a day in our immediate area. Now I'm averaging a dozen or more. I have at LEAST 5000 golfballs in crates in my garage, and thats after suppling all my friends with hundreds of balls per year! I'm not talking an occasional ball I'm talking taking cover everyday.
The building inspector came to my house to check it out and was convinced of bodily harm or death being done because of this amount. His car was even hit by a ball driving to my house. Like I said he was convinced until the town lawyers told him he could not pursue it. Why I don't know.
Yes I have video and pictures of these events but if the police aren't allowed to go on the course property to get a name, and the course wont cooperate to give a name, it's kind of hard to pursue the golfer.
I understand the facts about I bought the property so I took the risk and have read dozens of stories about land owners adjacent to courses who tried to recoop and lost. The best scenario I read that sums it up is the baseball field example. If you go to a ball game and a ball gets hit over the fence and bust a car window. You went to the game it was your risk that a ball could hit your car or you. I get that. The golfers/course are playing their game and they are not intending to do damage, it's an accident. I get that. What I don't get is that they are INTENTIONALLY shooting over my property to save a stroke. That isn't an accident, they are now taking a risk to shoot a better game. The old course owners wouldn't tollerate this, but now the new owners could care less. I bet if a ball field had a "hit the ball over the fence tournament" and the amount of balls going of the fence was 6x the amount before that was destroying property it would be a different case.
Thanks for all your input!