Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:42 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Mar 19, 2014 7:42 PM
Source: Associated Press
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA- Titanium golf clubs can cause course-side vegetation fires, and golfers are urged to swing with care. Scientists at the University of California, Irvine confirmed the suspicion investigators have had for years that titanium clubs were the likely cause of two fires on golf courses in Orange County, California. One burned 12-acres in 2010. One researcher says the clubs can produce sparks if they hit a rock and the sparks burn for more than a second which could touch-off a fire in vegetation. So now, the Fire Authority gave permission to golfers to improve their lie, that is to move their ball away from rocks and vegetation.