Watch where you swing: Golfer sparks blaze…

Smacking a rock with a golf club caused a spark that ignited a brush fire that consumed 25 acres.

Wanna get away?

I’m sure the golfer who snagged that rock while playing at the Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine, California wasn’t feeling too darn good about the fact that it took 150 firefighters, 38 trucks, 53 helicopter drops and 22,000 gallons of water to put the brush fire out.

The good news:

(a) No homes were damaged
(b) No charges were filed against the golfer

There had been rumors that the golfer was smoking.  However, club officials confirmed that neither the golfer nor the other members of his party—his wife and another couple—were smokers.


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