Fairfax Church in Legal Dispute With Neighboring Driving Range

Fairfax church teed off over golf balls

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    Officials say over 2,600 golf balls have made it onto church property over a year-long period.

    A dispute between a Fairfax church and its driving range neighbor could be heading to court.

    Officials at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church say they counted more than 2,600 golf balls that fell on their property during a recent year-long period when they tracked the errant drives.

    They say they have worked for years with the driving range but have not been able to come up with an answer. The last straw came in April when the church's youth director was hit in the head. The Washington Post reported Sunday that a special grand jury that convened in October found reason to pursue a misdemeanor charge after a complaint was filed over a continuing public nuisance. That could result in a January jury trial and possibly a $25,000 fine.