Golfer Injured After Being Struck By Lightning

golfingA golfer was injured this morning in Lakewood after being struck by lightning, officials tells TLS. The man, approximately 30 years old, was golfing at the Country Club when lightning struck, leaving him with minor injuries. EMS responded to the scene, but the man refused medical treatment.

“This should be used as a reminder”, says EMS Supervisor Scott Carter, “If you hear thunder, get indoors”.

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  1. to #1, are you kidding me, of course you need one, the house you live in now better have one. your builder should know this and if he dosen’t well then you should find a different builder.

  2. lightning rods on your roof only redirect a strike from the lightning rod to the ground rod. they will not keep your electronics from getting fried, or in lakewood its freid. golfers can get lightening arrestors to wear, they consist of sheet copper hammered hats connected to lightening rods with # 6 solid wire (american made ones have #4 wire).
    the only draw back is you have to pull the rods up after every hole. i heard of a newer model without lightening rods, they are attached to the golfers cleets by # 6 wire. i hope this helps.

  3. mostly 60 hz, foreign ones are 50 hz but you must also buy a portable ac/dc converter mounted on caddy wheels.
    single phase are used by amateurs and weekend golfers, but 3 phase are used by the pros (i hear that tiger is getting rid of his). they are very costly ,that is why not too many golfers use them.:-)

  4. I dont think anyone understands. The standard house does not have a lightning rod system. It is not in the code. A system costs $4000!
    I have yet to see a single house in Lakewood with a system.
    Do any of you actually have a system or do you just think you do?

  5. And yet, with the thunder and lightening these last two days, there were kids outside, riding bikes, playing in puddles. Where are the parents? What are they thinking? Children having children is the problem here. They lack maturity and common sense. Parents, if you hear thunder, you are in striking distance of lightening. Get the kids in the house, away from windows and doors.

  6. many golf courses have a lightning warning system that will sound a siren or air horn when lighting is detected within a 5 miles radius of the course. Guess this country club lacks the warning system.

    A flux capacitor in combination with a inline fragastat ground rod system meggered to .05 ohms (rod to earth ground) will take care of most lightning issues.

  7. #7 they come in blue,red green and yellow. I have the blue one and my friend has the green one lightnig arrestors are worth the money.The updated ones are alot easier to work with and manage. They are sold at all sporting good stores for around $225 to $285. well worth it.

  8. If the golfer refused medical treatment he was useing the lightnig arrestors it saved his life. you don’t have to be a golfer to wear one. I wear it anytime there is a storm when am out for a walk just not near a tree or under one. don’t trust the arrestor that much.

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