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PostSubject: Beware of Lightning - Scary Pictures   Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:33 pm

A man got hit by lightning Monday morning on a golf course in Madison , WI . The following are pics of what was left of his bag. Please pass this along to your golfing buddies. Read the what the policeman says, then take a look at the pictures.

I have been a police officer for 18 yrs and have seen a lot of gruesome and disturbing scenes (if you can imagine it, I have probably seen a variation of it) ... this one was different because it hits close to home and some of us have been in this situation.

This 75 year old golfer (no pictures of him) was out on the course with 3 other retired guys for a regular weekly tee time, and the weather forecast didn't even predict rain at 10pm the night before.
They teed off and got around to the back nine when it started to rain, and when there was a little lightning way off in the distance so they headed in. They waited under a tree half way in when the rain became very heavy. When it let up a little bit three of them then continued in but one guy decided to wait it out under a 50' pine with an overhang of 10' while standing next to his bag.
Minutes later a lightning bolt struck his bag and push cart as he was holding onto one of his clubs killing him instantly.
On the top of the first photo you will see what was left of his driver ... also in a later photo are little brown clumps which used to be golf balls.
Most of the items in the bag simply disintegrated from the heat and intense initial zap - including the labels to his ping irons and Cleveland woods (which all popped off). The electricity burned holes into the bottoms of the clubs.
The strange thing is the tree under which he was standing had no sign of a lightning strike. The bolt literally went sideways under the tree to the golf clubs.
Lesson to be learned - If you are caught out on the course or water ... distance yourself from anything metal OR graphite.
(Did you know that lightning rods are often made of graphite?)
Put your cart 50' away from you! When you see lightning in the distance GO IN IMMEDIATELY, DON'T WAIT.





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PostSubject: Re: Beware of Lightning - Scary Pictures   Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:49 pm

Thanks for sharing !

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PostSubject: Re: Beware of Lightning - Scary Pictures   Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:58 pm

Still not as scary as the "Bravery: Guts vs Balls " entry in the Lounge section.

Or maybe this is all what's left of the poor sod whose wife/LTGF exacted retribution for the previous night's antics.

I personally know a guy in Europe who told his wife that he was going out with some biz partners for a few drinks and ended up in Bangkok for three frickin' days! Really!

He did not remember how he got to Thailand as he did have 'a few drinks' with his buddies in Europe, and he flew back to Europe after calling his wife from a hotel in Bangkok located near to Soi Cowboy.

Needless to say, none of his buddies have heard from him since!

We may urge the local authorities in his home country to start a homicide investigation.

Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Beware of Lightning - Scary Pictures   Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:59 am

Hey DG Man, I think this guy needs some new shafts... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of Lightning - Scary Pictures   Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:34 pm

Right_sided_coach wrote:
Hey DG Man, I think this guy needs some new shafts... lol!

Wow! That'll put a burr under your saddle after having gone thru that.

Looks like a Cameron Studio Design 1.5 that could use a little spit and polish!!

Even with all of this evidence, I'm 100% certain my wife would call 'BS" and give me a hard time on replacing everything. She just refuses to believe anything I tell her or show her!! Maybe I'll use this guys photos and tell her it was mine!! albino
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PostSubject: Re: Beware of Lightning - Scary Pictures   Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:43 pm

Kopi Towkay wrote:
Right_sided_coach wrote:
Hey DG Man, I think this guy needs some new shafts... lol!

Wow! That'll put a burr under your saddle after having gone thru that.

Looks like a Cameron Studio Design 1.5 that could use a little spit and polish!!

Even with all of this evidence, I'm 100% certain my wife would call 'BS" and give me a hard time on replacing everything. She just refuses to believe anything I tell her or show her!! Maybe I'll use this guys photos and tell her it was mine!! albino

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PostSubject: Re: Beware of Lightning - Scary Pictures   Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:13 am

Kopi Towkay wrote:
Right_sided_coach wrote:
Hey DG Man, I think this guy needs some new shafts... lol!

Wow! That'll put a burr under your saddle after having gone thru that.

Looks like a Cameron Studio Design 1.5 that could use a little spit and polish!!

Even with all of this evidence, I'm 100% certain my wife would call 'BS" and give me a hard time on replacing everything. She just refuses to believe anything I tell her or show her!! Maybe I'll use this guys photos and tell her it was mine!! albino

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