Golfer Swings and . . . Starts Massive Fire

One California golfer (not the one shown here) is in need of a major Muligan after his swing started a fire that burned 12 acres of the course and surroundings.

It appears that the unnamed golfer hit a rock (presumably with a chipper) that sparked and started the fire. It took 150 fire fighters control the resulting blaze.

Source: Telegraph

16 thoughts on “Golfer Swings and . . . Starts Massive Fire

  1. It didn’t have to be a lofted club. Today’s drivers, fairway clubs and rescue clubs are often made of titanium. We used to call them woods, but now they’re all made of one metal or another. All one needs is a bit of sand under the grass or rough (even on the tee box) and the titanium will cause a spark as the club makes contact with it.

  2. eniobob,

    That was an interesting article. It’s been uncharacteristically dry here (around Lake Erie) and I wonder what sort of spontaneous combustion situations are brewing. Dead leaves in large numbers have been falling off the trees since the beginning of July … we are careful where we park our vehicles because of the hot catalytic converters.

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