Dear Sir, I read with deep sadness the story of the poor man who has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing golf balls from the golf course at Camp de Mar.
I think it important to stress that under the internationally recognised laws of golf a ball which is lost' is out of play and is then abandoned.. it takes no further part in the game.
As they do not then have an owner then they belong to no-one. In any case the original owners have long gone and perhaps given up ownership.
How then can a local entrepreneur seeking to establish an ecologically acceptable business in these difficult times be arrested for stealing something that has no owner. He should be released immediately and all charges dropped.
Member Spanish Golf Federation
Dear Sir, May I say that I have to agree with the European Court that convicted murderers should be given a release date, even after they have never shown remorse for their actions. Can I suggest that Ms Teresa May, the Home Secretary, looks at this problem and gives the three murderers who are complaining, with a release date of 35 years from now with no remission.
This will comply with the European Human Rights Law regarding release dates. This should also make all sides happy!
Palma de Mallorca