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PostSubject: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:30 am

Golfer in coma after being struck by lightning

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 — A golfer was struck by lightning at the Tanah Merah Country Club yesterday morning, just as he neared the end of an 18-hole game.

The skies had only just turned a little dark and the club had contacted the Meteorological Services to check whether lightning was likely when the 57-year-old was hit.

Soh Lye Huat, a garment company owner, is now in a coma in intensive care at Changi General Hospital.

His son Jeffrey, a 22-year-old national serviceman, said his dad played golf at the Changi Coast Road course once a week with a regular group of three friends and that he was with them yesterday.

Tanah Merah Country Club general manager Roy Higgs said the Met Services usually sends a text message to the on-duty club employee when possible lightning activity is brewing.

The message is usually sent from half an hour to an hour before the club sounds its sirens and makes an announcement over its public address system for all players to clear the greens.

Marshalls also go on patrol to ensure that players leave the course; they generally have to stay off it for 45 minutes.

Higgs said that by the time the Met Services sent the text message at about 10.15am yesterday — after club employees had called it about some dark clouds — the accident had already happened.

The text message instructed the club to clear players off the courses between 10.30am and 11.15am.

When asked, a National Environment Agency spokesman said the Met Services had detected a localised thunderstorm near the Tanah Merah area only at 10.10am and had assessed that lightning would likely hit the area. It sent out a lightning alert five minutes after this.

Data gathered at 9am had indicated that thunderstorms would occur only in western and southern Singapore, not the east, later in the morning and early afternoon.

After Soh was struck, one of his friends, helped by two marshalls, gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before the ambulance came, said Higgs.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said that when paramedics arrived, Soh was unconscious.

Higgs explained that country clubs had two ways of getting information on possible lighting activity: They either install their own lightning detection equipment or, like Tanah Merah Country Club, get updates from the Met Services.

Higgs said this was the first time someone had been struck by lightning at its Changi Coast Road course since the club opened in 1982; its other course in Tampines, so far free of lightning mishaps, opened in the mid-1980s.

The younger Soh said: “My dad is stable, but we are still very worried. We are trying to get more information to find out what happened.”

The family, including his mother and 20-year-old undergraduate sister, is keeping vigil. — The Straits Times


This guy happens to be my dad's friend. Please take care of yourselves guys. The lightning in this region is not to be taken lightly. SEEK SHELTER at the first sign of bad weather.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:33 am

Oh dear. My prayers go out to Mr. Soh. I hope he'll be better soon.

A good reminder that mother nature takes no prisoners. When the weather looks even vaguely bad, it's better to be safe than sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:48 am

Hope Mr Soh get well soon.

For some reason, Singapore is more prone to lightning than other places. So, pls be careful out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:58 am

Yes my thoughts and prayers goes out to Mr Soh and his family.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:06 am

My thoughts and prayers goes to Lye Huat .... we played together and traveled together for golf .... God bless him with speedy recovery .
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:10 am

Prayers from us on his speedy recovery.

Which brings me to a thought on the Ikasu match this Thursday. Don't push it if weather is iffy.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:14 am

yes.... there always another day for golf ... unfortunate that such incidents happens and esp to someone you know .... sigh ......
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:19 am

was this at Gardens?
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:21 am

yes .... happened at Garden 17th hole ...
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:22 am

i heard it yesterday but only knew this morning it was a friend of mine ..... sigh ... he is a very nice man .... quiet and unassuming ....
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:47 am

hope for a speedy recovery to Mr Soh.....

think this thurs, will/have/must find fairway, away from the trees
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:52 am

normally TMCC warning is very prompt n earlier then NSRCC...

sad..... best wishes to Mr Soh....
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:52 am

i was playing the morning flight at LNGCC and we heard like 5 thunder strikes in succession. it just seems to get nearer and nearer. then the siren at TMCC can be heard and we were all complaining that its funny to have thunder when there is not a single drop of rain.

i hope Mr Soh recover soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:57 am

slinger wrote:
think this thurs, will/have/must find fairway, away from the trees


u mean u weren't aiming to find fairways all this while?
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:10 am

Eh MC, Slinger very zun w the Big D one.

Its the shortest club that cannot find target....

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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:18 am

Pray for a speedy recovery for Mr. Soh..
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:29 am

I played at TMCC a few times before. Got the jitters when i read this morning news.
Wish Mr Soh a speedy recovery.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:11 pm

Lightning is a strange thing........ sometimes we hear thunder but see no lightning. Hoefully he'll recover soon and fully too.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:20 pm

Sad to hear of this. Prayers to Mr Soh and family. May he recover soon.

I don't know about you guys, but I have been guilty of sometimes pushing it a little, need to remind myself to not take chances. There are no three strikes before you are out where lightning is concerned.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:51 pm

Hey lamts, if you get a chance to contact Mr. Soh's family, do let him know that he has a bunch of golfers from Golf Republic rooting for him and wishing him a speedy recovery. All our prayers go out to him and his family.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:53 pm

I hope Mr Soh is ok. My prayers will be with him.......
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:23 pm

Just something I picked up before from some science kids show, more as useful information and not intended in any way to replace the warning sirens.

When you see a lightning flash in the distance, count the seconds before you hear the clap of thunder. Repeat again with the next flash and clap. If the 2nd clap of thunder takes a longer count to reach you than the first did, then the storm is moving away from you. If it takes a shorter time, then it's moving towards you.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:25 pm

Birdman wrote:
Just something I picked up before from some science kids show, more as useful information and not intended in any way to replace the warning sirens.

When you see a lightning flash in the distance, count the seconds before you hear the clap of thunder. Repeat again with the next flash and clap. If the 2nd clap of thunder takes a longer count to reach you than the first did, then the storm is moving away from you. If it takes a shorter time, then it's moving towards you.

If you see lightning, I recommend running into the clubhouse FIRST and then counting the freakin' number of seconds it takes for the thunder clap etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:33 pm

Of course la....

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PostSubject: Re: Golfer Struck By Lightning at TMCC   Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:47 pm

S70B wrote:
Eh MC, Slinger very zun w the Big D one.

Its the shortest club that cannot find target....

not zhun meh ... got 2 beautiful kids leh ..
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