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Golfer yells "Fire!" instead of "Fore!"

Postby knapplc » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:41 pm

I'm betting this guy tossed a cigarette. This sounds pretty fishy to me:

RENO, Nevada (AP) -- A golfer's attempt to get out of the rough and back on the fairway started a grass fire in Reno, Nevada, that burned about 20 acres near a golf course, officials said.

The golfer had knocked his ball into dry grass beyond the course on Monday afternoon, officials said. When he tried to play back to the fairway, his club struck something that created a spark.

"He was totally honest about it," said Reno Battalion Chief Curtis Johnson.

About 50 firefighters responded to the blaze as it spread through tinder-dry grass, and engine trucks were brought in to protect nearby homes.

No buildings were damaged and no one was injured, officials said.
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Re: Golfer yells "Fire!" instead of "Fore!"

Postby Yoda » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:47 pm

knapplc wrote:I'm betting this guy tossed a cigarette. This sounds pretty fishy to me:

RENO, Nevada (AP) -- A golfer's attempt to get out of the rough and back on the fairway started a grass fire in Reno, Nevada, that burned about 20 acres near a golf course, officials said.

The golfer had knocked his ball into dry grass beyond the course on Monday afternoon, officials said. When he tried to play back to the fairway, his club struck something that created a spark.

"He was totally honest about it," said Reno Battalion Chief Curtis Johnson.

About 50 firefighters responded to the blaze as it spread through tinder-dry grass, and engine trucks were brought in to protect nearby homes.

No buildings were damaged and no one was injured, officials said.


I believe it. I see sparks coming off all the time when someone's club head makes impact with the ground. If he is in the rough area with high, dry grass and hits a small rock or something, the spark could be big enough to start a fire.
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Re: Golfer yells "Fire!" instead of "Fore!"

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:52 pm

Was it Angel Cabrera :B
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Re: Golfer yells "Fire!" instead of "Fore!"

Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:00 pm

I was golfing with my friend the other day and he was taking a few practice swings at the tee and there were sparks flying when his club grazed the ground, so I believe this.
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Re: Golfer yells "Fire!" instead of "Fore!"

Postby sox 06 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:52 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:I was golfing with my friend the other day and he was taking a few practice swings at the tee and there were sparks flying when his club grazed the ground, so I believe this.

I've done this before. When a club, such as a wood or a driver, hits some small pebbles on the tee box, sparks can fly.
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