Golf Swing Causes Fire

Via the BBC:  California golfer’s errant swing ‘sparks 12-acre blaze’

A California wildfire was sparked when a golfer trying to hit a ball out of the rough struck his club against a rock, fire officials have said.

The fire burned 12 acres on a densely wooded hill by the Shady Canyon golf course in Irvine, California.

Officials said the golfer, whose name was withheld, will not face charges over the fire on Saturday.

I swear that I was no where near the area.

It just goes to show the trouble that a bad lie can cause (plus hitting off rocks can be hazardous to your wrists).

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  1. I knew Tiger was upset about this divorce but I didn’t realize it was this bad.

  2. sam says:

    Probably some effing purist who’s above using the hand or foot wedge.

  3. Drew says:

    I used to be plus 1 to scratch.  Then the surgeries.  But I remeber when the backspin used to cause flames to shoot up 2 feet high…………