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Old 04-10-2006, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How many golfers been struck by lightning?

How many golfers have been struck by lightning? Or even came close to getting hit? You see it in movies, golfers getting struck by lightning. I wonder what the odds are on getting struck. I've been out on the course when the rain comes down, but never close to getting struck by lightning.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lightning Stikes

I was reading this article on this web page that said, "If you'd like to experience a lightning strike, go golfing one Sunday in July around 4 p.m. If you're really determined, be sure you do it in Florida." Saying that Florida has twice as many lightning casualties then any other state. Tuff-odds in Florida. Also said that, "Lightning reports reach their peak in July."
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was reading this article on this web page that said, "If you'd like to experience a lightning strike, go golfing one Sunday in July around 4 p.m. If you're really determined, be sure you do it in Florida." Saying that Florida has twice as many lightning casualties then any other state. Tuff-odds in Florida. Also said that, "Lightning reports reach their peak in July."

Hahaha that is a very odd article, I should go try it.

I myself have never gotten struck by lightening, I have a friend whos dad was struck by lighting. But they were standing a certain way so they didn't get killed.

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Old 04-12-2006, 10:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I see the dark clouds coming in. That usely tells me to get off the course. I'm just not in for it, lightning is just not for me. Always another day.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i really shudder with the thought of 24000V travelling through me, making a roasted chicken out of me in the process. i can't really get out when lightning is playing games.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have personaly never been hit my lighting but back 15 years ago my uncle was. He was golfing in a thunder storm and decided to take a quick break under this tree near a fence. As he was leaning his hand on the fence a lighting bolt came out of the sky and struck the fence, sending a shocking jolt through my uncles body. Thank fully he is still alive today.
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Never have been. Never come close either. I don't like doing stuff outside when there's a lot of lightning. I'd rather miss out on the fun than get hit.

Who was that guy that got struck by lightning 7 times, and survived each time before finally comitting suicide?
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I wondered about this, but I was afraid to ask. LOL. Didn't want to bring up any bad memories for anyone. I would never play in a storm, but I see a lot of people doing it. Its fun to play, but I value my life over making the perfect shot.
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Old 04-16-2006, 04:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think it is relatively common for a few people each year to get struck by lightning on a golf course. As soon as I seen thunderclouds, I am outta there, I don't care what the odds of me getting hit are.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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People should definitely be more careful. Sometimes I have seen people playing in the rain. Now, that is dedication.
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