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Titanium golf club fires

3 years 3 months 4 days ago March 19, 2014 Mar 19, 2014 Wednesday, March 19 2014 March 19, 2014 6:42 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

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.

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