I don’t know, are golfers older and white, except for Tiger Woods?
Just came across this news on a fire that burned 25 acres in Irvine, that the golfer claims was started by a golf ball hitting a rock. From the LA Times:
A golfer accidentally chipped a rock, setting off a 12-acre blaze next to the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine, officials said.
McKeown said no charges have been filed against the golfer, whose name has been withheld. Apparently, the golfer was in the rough and was trying to hit his ball out of it when he accidentally swiped at a rock, which sparked the blaze at 12:07 p.m. Saturday, officials said.
McKeown said brush fires are not uncommon when temperatures reach into the high 70s and lower 80s and conditions are right.
Yahoo Sports seems to think this is really funny.
Over the weekend, a golfer’s routine swing in the rough at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine, Calif., struck a rock. Not so different from the way you play, right? Only this time, the impact caused a spark, and the spark set off a blaze that eventually covered 25 acres, according to the Steven Buck, General Manager of Shady Canyon Golf Course, and required the efforts of 150 Orange County firefighters, writes the Associated Press.
Wow. And I felt bad the time I shanked a ball through the window of a house too close to the fairway.