Togo Hazard, son of pioneer developer Roscoe Hazard, wanted to put up a screen to keep golf balls from crashing onto his property. Cavanaugh said it was illegal and threatened to sue. Hazard stood his ground. There was no suit. "But he sues widows who won't fight back," says Hazard. "He has been a terrible depressant on property values. Real estate people say it is impossible to deal with the man. He and his wife set the policies and try to stuff it down everybody's throat."
David Nugent is a member of the Whispering Palms Community Council, but because he doesn't live in Greens II and III, he is not a party to the suit. "Cavanaugh is a difficult man to deal with," says Nugent. The council has been trying for years to negotiate with him on another matter. "He seems to take the position that it is my way or the highway. He can be difficult and unreasonable."