Lightning Safety Tips

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Lightning Safety Tips

Be Cautious • Play Defensive • Seek Shelter

AVOID

  • Hilltops, open or wet areas.
  • Isolated or solitary trees.
  • Metal poles, wire fences and power lines.
  • Golf cars & carts, electrical & maintenance machines.

SEEK

  • Lower elevations areas.
  • Dense areas of trees or bushes.
  • Protected designed shelter.
  • A crouching position with feet together.
  1. USGA Rule 6-8 allow players to discontinue play if they believe there is a danger from lightning. Golf officials may suspend play when a lightning hazard is detected.
  2. Practice the “Flash-Bang” measurement of lightning location. This is the tie from seeing the stroke to hearing the thunder. For every SLOW count of five, lightning is one mile away. So a count of ten = 2 miles away; a count of 15 = 3 miles away.
  3. Do not raise umbrellas or golf clubs above you during nearby thunderstorms. These and other metal objects increase your risk when lightning is near. If lightning is striking close by, assume a low crouch position with feet together and hands on knees.

Lightning strikes are most common ahead of the storm.
Take cover or seek shelter immediately!


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6 Interesting Facts About Golf

Category : Golf

By Ish Codner, Contributor and Guest Blogger

Up until the mid-19th century, golf balls were typically made of feathers that were boiled and then stuffed into a leather pouch, which was then sewn up into a ball shape. The first golf balls used in the 16th century are believed to have been made of wood.
Not all golf balls have the same number of dimples. the ideal ball will usually have between 380 and 432 dimples.
Golf was banned by the Scottish Parliament of James II in 1457. Golf was forbidden on Sundays because it interfered with military training for the wars against the English. The ban on golf lasted until 1502, when the signing of the Treaty of Glasgow between England and Scotland, ended the wars and lifted the ban on golf.
Golf is the only sport played on the moon. On February 6, 1971, Alan Shepard, one of the seven original astronauts, hit two golf balls while on the lunar surface.
The chance of an average golfer making a hole in one is approximately 12,500 to 1, with the odds of a tour professional at 2,500:1! It is customary to share your good luck by throwing a party complete with gifts for all your friends.
Hole- in-one insurance, a real thing apparently, works a lot like any other kind of insurance policy, except that instead of insuring your property against damage, you pay a premium to eliminate the risk of having to pay for a prize if someone makes a hole in one during your golf event. This is very big in japan.