NBC caught this images of a lightening strike at the Shell Houston Open. If you previously lacked proof of the danger of lightening on a golf course, this should convince you.
Because I’m paranoid about lightening (I want to be buried on a golf course, not die on one), I carry a personal lightening detector: StrikeAlert II Personal Lightning Detector Pager. Its worked pretty well for me, often letting me know before the course blows its horn.
It also has been useful on Scout camping trips, where there aren’t any other warning systems.
All of this reminds me of one of my favorite lines from Lee Trevino:
“In case of a thunderstorm, stand in the middle of the fairway and hold up a one iron. Not even God can hit a one iron.”