Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Game of Golf turns into inferno!!

What is the normal golf terms ? Well they are birdie, bogey, eagle, albatross and Hole in One.

So what is the golf terms for causing fire? I guess it is Firey!!!

Yes.. it happened, an innocent golfer's routine swing turned out to be the fire starter that burned an area as big as 25 acres..!!

Can the golfer be charged for arson?? I don't know.

This bizzare happenings happened over the weekend, at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine, California, USA.

The golf ball first went off the green and struck a rock.

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.

Some 150 Orange County firefighters including helicopters, were scrambled to put out the wild fire caused by a wild shot!!

To avoid untowards incident, the poor golfer's name is being withheld by authorities.

As of today, no charges were filed against the golfer.

The hot weather was partly to blame for the conditions were ripe for a blaze, with dry brush from a recent heat wave just waiting for the right spark.

This is going to inspire a raft of bad Sportscenter-esque "When we say he set the course on fire, he really set the course on fire!" jokes..!!!

Thanks for reading folks...

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