Immigration Options For Foreign Professional Golf Caddies

As well-known golfer, broadcaster, author and golf commentator David Feherty has said about the game, “the level of competition has seen a dramatic increase which has resulted in golfers extending their training and level of play through the use of specialists in a number of fields, including athletic trainers, coaches, psychologists and professional golf caddies.” Gone are the days when a caddy would be responsible for carrying the bag of clubs and offering minimal advice only when asked. The art of caddying is now a true science requiring extensive knowledge of courses, turf, the player’s swing mechanics and his psychology. So, when a golfer forges that magical bond with the perfect caddy

Immigration Options For Foreign Collegiate Golfers

The foreign collegiate golfer on an F-1 student visa who is approaching graduation and intending to turn pro faces a confusing set of immigration regulations through which he or she must navigate in order to maintain legal status properly and have permission to remain in the U.S. and earn money playing professional golf. The following is intended as a summary of the various immigration options available to golfers in order to compete in professional golf tournaments in the U.S. It is intended as a general discussion and is not a substitute for legal advice based upon an individual’s fact situation. B-1 Visa: One option for foreign professional golfers attempting to enter the United States t

High Court Ruling On Gay Wedding Cake Likely No Impact On Legal Profession

Lawyers should move carefully before assuming the Supreme Court’s decision in the high-profile Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case signals that lawyers too can refuse to represent a client solely because of the lawyer’s strongly-held religious beliefs. On June 2, 2018, the High Court ruled 7-2 in Masterpiece Cakeshop that the baker could freely refuse service to a same-sex couple because it conflicted with his religious opposition to gay marriage. The Court, however, avoided the larger question of whether a business owner could refuse the sale of items or services to members of the LGBTQ community, relying instead on the law as it existed in 2012 and the specific un

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