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PostSubject: Another golfer struck by lightning   Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:19 pm

Hope it is not someone we know. Do be careful out there. Weather is about as predictable as ..... nowadays.



SINGAPORE : A man in his early 60s was struck by lightning at about 3.40pm on Saturday, while playing golf at Laguna National Golf and Country Club.

Police said he was with friends who called an ambulance.

None of the others were injured.

The victim is being treated at Changi General Hospital.

- CNA/ms

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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:39 am

Hmmm, first TMCC, now Laguna, that place seems .. how to say, err , very prone leh! All I know is now TMCC's lightning stoppages are far more common, broad daylight sunny skies not little clouds also stop for lightning.
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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:03 am

But is he ok?
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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:25 am

There was no lightning warning, either from TMCC (which is within audible range) or Laguna at that time la..

The guy was on the 18th tee box when the lightning struck his driver, which he was holding up and then zap down through his head. He lost consciousness but was still breathing. The ambulance came pretty quickly and I think he regained conciousness but was still sent to hospital for check up. Last I heard he's ok, but with burns.

Ya, be safe.. it was kinda freak accident. Skies were cloudy but not that dark, and it was only starting to drizzle a little. I saw a pic of his hat (Greg-Norman straw hat style) that one of the flight mates took. The hat flew off and had a big burn hole; heard the graphite shaft also totally disintegrated until the grip portion.
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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:34 am

errr.....does golf insurance or personal insurance cover this?

just checking ....to ensure proper coverage...cant take any risk....except for finishing my swing lower....(below shoulder height)
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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:45 pm

OMG strike by lightning still alive. Was this yesterday news?
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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:58 pm

Greg Norman Straw hat in his 60S at Laguna can only be one person...

i was at 18th tee box today..nothing unusual leh.

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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:37 pm

The man must be the luckiest person alive. I think he will probably have phobia with wet weather. Glad to hear to that there is no one injured.
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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:26 am

yup...from the announcement of his name in the paper, he is the one. they are a bunch of die-hards who play and bet every saturday afternoon.

glad he is ok and none the worse.

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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:37 pm

Khorkar wrote:
The man must be the luckiest person alive. I think he will probably have phobia with wet weather. Glad to hear to that there is no one injured.

Nah, I doubt he will have phobia if he IS a true golfer and the way DGman described him, I am sure he will be out there as soon as he can walk. Won't be surprise he can outdrove every one else in his flight now that he is 'FULLY" charged !!!! Don't be surprise if he threw lightning bolts at his mates if he so desire... affraid lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:44 pm

Read this joke a couple of weeks ago:

Q: What should you do if your round of golf is interrupted by a lightning storm?
A: Walk around holding your 1-iron above your head, because even God can't hit a 1-iron!

Hope the victim makes a full recovery soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:23 pm

Duval_S wrote:
errr.....does golf insurance or personal insurance cover this?

just checking ....to ensure proper coverage...cant take any risk....except for finishing my swing lower....(below shoulder height)

Most golf insurance shd cover lightning strikes or injuries sustained on course. Personal insurance will cover as well.

Conventional personal life insurance covers if the strike causes death of disability, but to zoom in on the more specific ones, its usually Personal Accident coverage (PA for short) that takes care of such unforseen risks. Even if there's no accidental death, a well designed PA will also cover the medical costs that attribute from injuries that arise from these risks.

So fellow GRians, if you hit the course often and sometimes cont play even in bad weather, do make sure you load up in these areas of coverage. Its a just-in-case measure, just like when you tee a provisional ball. Lol..

Not marketing my services here, but in case you peeps have questions or need advice in these areas, do feel to let me know. Will try my best to help out! =)
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PostSubject: Re: Another golfer struck by lightning   Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:11 pm

Ssquirrel wrote:
There was no lightning warning, either from TMCC (which is within audible range) or Laguna at that time la..

The guy was on the 18th tee box when the lightning struck his driver, which he was holding up and then zap down through his head. He lost consciousness but was still breathing. The ambulance came pretty quickly and I think he regained conciousness but was still sent to hospital for check up. Last I heard he's ok, but with burns.

Ya, be safe.. it was kinda freak accident. Skies were cloudy but not that dark, and it was only starting to drizzle a little. I saw a pic of his hat (Greg-Norman straw hat style) that one of the flight mates took. The hat flew off and had a big burn hole; heard the graphite shaft also totally disintegrated until the grip portion.
Yea. I hope he have a fast recovery.
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