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September 01, 2010

Who wants to bet Tiger never set a golf course on fire like this?: Over the weekend, a golfer at Shady Canyon Golf Course caused a fire when he inadvertently struck a rock while swinging his club in the rough. Ground and air units responded to the blaze, which scorched 12 acres before being put out.

posted by NerfballPro to golf at 03:18 AM - 7 comments

I remember when titanium headed clubs first started appearing we used to love playing in the dying light on sandy tee boxes: titanium + sand x 190 mph swing speed = SPARKS!

Of course, after matches we would have dinners, after which we'd sneak out to the carpark and observe that: titanium + tarmac x 185 mph swing speed (allowing for alcohol) = LOTS OF SPARKS!

Never occurred to me that this could be anything but fun. There are quite a few courses in dry areas that don't permit smoking on the course to avoid this kind of problem (Pine Valley is one of them). I wonder if they'll have to start banning titanium clubs too.

posted by JJ at 06:23 AM on September 01

Occasionally while driving by a golf course, I'll see a golfer throwing his clubs in the croc lagoon with great urgency and emphasis. I never understood why they did that until now.

posted by beaverboard at 07:44 AM on September 01

Anyone else's bullshit meter going off on this one?

posted by DudeDykstra at 08:38 AM on September 01

Anyone else's bullshit meter going off on this one?

Along with:

There are quite a few courses in dry areas that don't permit smoking on the course to avoid this kind of problem (Pine Valley is one of them).

Yeah ... flicked his butt before whackin' at his ball is immediately what I thought when I read it too.

posted by Spitztengle at 09:46 AM on September 01

He should call Michael Jordon, who might cover for him.

posted by JJ at 09:58 AM on September 01

titanium + sand x 190 mph swing speed = SPARKS!

If you're swinging a club @190 mph, I would think it would be made of kryptonite....

But yeah, the old Titleist Howitzer made for a pretty good fourth of July club.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:24 AM on September 01

(I was about to defend that position, then thought about it and remembered that 190 was my (best ever, trying to break the machine at Titleist) ball speed - apologies).

posted by JJ at 12:21 PM on September 01

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