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lamegolfer
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PostSubject: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:27 pm

Hi, was at Palm Resort yesterday.  Weather was bad & play suspended due to heavy downpour,  thunder & lightning flashes. Fortunately this came to pass & we managed to complete our game.

What's disturbing though is the sight of some golfers taking to the course when the downpour subsided although the skies were still roaring & the occassional lightning flash & siren to resume play has yet to be heard.

I understand there were 2 cases of golfers being struck by lightning there previously. Can't understand why some guys must risk their life. Shouldn't they be safe than be sorry? Don't think anyone's swing can beat the speed of lightning! !

Let's hope we see more sensibility out on the course especially in these recent wet conditions we're experiencing.
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PostSubject: Re: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:42 pm

lamegolfer wrote:
Hi, was at Palm Resort yesterday.  Weather was bad & play suspended due to heavy downpour,  thunder & lightning flashes. Fortunately this came to pass & we managed to complete our game.

What's disturbing though is the sight of some golfers taking to the course when the downpour subsided although the skies were still roaring & the occassional lightning flash & siren to resume play has yet to be heard.

I understand there were 2 cases of golfers being struck by lightning there previously. Can't understand why some guys must risk their life. Shouldn't they be safe than be sorry? Don't think anyone's swing can beat the speed of lightning! !

Let's hope we see more sensibility out on the course especially in these recent wet conditions we're experiencing.
Was at Palm Villa AM tee too. Indeed its a very heavy down pourg! Crying or Very sad
The rain gets lighter after say 45mins then we drove the buggy to our respective tee box hole n waited fr the siren. The siren came only another 25mins later bt then we cld see a flight w female caddies was teeing off...Rolling Eyes
They re takg their live easy n cheaply. How much can the game cost in JB n to seek such thrill??Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:55 pm

Some people just think they are too lucky. I always tell people golf can played another day. You must be living to play golf
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PostSubject: Re: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:58 pm

I supposed a lot of guys don't realise the danger of playing & taking risks with lightning. Unlike baseball, 1 strike & you're out;  no more chances. We only took off from the shed after after we hear the siren; maybe we kia si but better be very very safe!Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes  than sorry......
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PostSubject: Re: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:05 pm

I agree ... Better be safe than sorry ... Life is much more precious ...
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PostSubject: Re: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:05 pm

In army lightning risk we all happy to cut exercise. Now golf hear lightning risk many still wanna play :/
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PostSubject: Re: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:05 am

In Chinese, it's " nvr see coffin, nvr shed tears "
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PostSubject: Re: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:15 am

They don't have those Darwin Awards for no reason.

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PostSubject: Re: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:13 am

When I first pick up golf I was also eager to play despite foul weather but my instructor reminded my group that "never let this be your last game...."

From there on, it was simple - follow the siren...
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PostSubject: Re: Playing With Lightning & Thunder   Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:19 pm

There are still many more rounds to play...dun risk it out of stupidity
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