Have you ever seen people golfing in a lightning storm?

United States
February 17, 2009 4:28am CST
This is very dangerous to do because you are holding a golf club which could attract lightning. I have seen people doing this before and all I can do is shake my head. Are they Crazy??? Golfing in a lightning storm is very dangerous dont ever do it! Have you ever seen people do this?
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I live in Texas where one of our pros, Lee Trevino, has been hit several times. Actually, the danger is from ground strikes that travel up thru the wet shoes and nail the players
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• United States
18 Feb 09
I didnt know Lee Trevino was ever struck by lightning. Very interesting Fact.
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
18 Feb 09
his Wiki only mentions the time in 1975, but it seems to me that he got it like 3 times, the other 2 were not direct hits
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
17 Feb 09
hello moneymommy yeap, i have passed by a golf course like that before only to see men outside still playing golf. i guess that some of them just love their game. lol you know? and i hear ya about shaking your head like that at them. lol and i think that it would be very dangerous also to play golf like that in a lightning storm. and i guess that they are crazy to play golf like that in bad weather. lol my hubby hasn't ever really been into golf all that much, and i am glad because i know that i wouldn't want him out playing golf in a storm like that. lol keep those new discussions coming! i am off to work today but i'll be back this afternoon sometime. take care and have a beautiful day today!
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I work for a golf course and we don't allow people to continue to golf in a storm. We live in the midwest and we get horrible storms during the spring and summer months. Our staff blows a siren and the golfers know to get off the course and get into the clubhouse until it blows over. It is very dangerous since the clubs can attract lightening. Getting under a tree for protection can also be a hazzard. Before I worked at the course I have seen golfers stay on a course and continue to golf. Risky business..lol
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• Malaysia
18 Feb 09
The zealous golfers will do and they are not scared of lightning. Even thunders are justly like music to them and I've seen it several times. I don't know what are their thinking about lightning and safety level in performing that way. Maybe they have equipped themselves with anti-lightning equipments supplied by the golf club, which I do not know. But, in my opinion anyway, they are those crazy people and jeopardized themselves by exposing to electrocuted may strike by lightning or they just wanna show off that they are anti-lightning type of human...LOL!!! Of course they have their own specific reason in doing that as such "weird" activity. Lightning produces megavolt of power...peerrgghh!