Hawaii is still going through occasional eruptions on its big island and luckily there hasn’t been any major injuries reported, just damage to homes and roadways. Despite this danger, however, people are still determined to have some fun.
Last week when the Kilauea Volcano first began its eruption, we talked about how no golf courses were affected, as they were back in 2008. The eruption and lava spills were focused on the opposite side of the island. As more craters begin to ooze lava, however, it seems to be getting closer to having an impact on certain course.
Evidence can be found here from pictures captured by Getty Images, that show men happily admiring their approach shots, while an audience is forming behind them. The audience isn’t watching the shot, however, they’re watching a giant cloud of ash erupt into the air behind them. But the golfers are as cool as the other side of the pillow, just getting ready to hit their next shots.
People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said a… Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
The image is reminiscent of a few other amazing natural pictures that have been captured on the golf course this year. A few months back when the forest fires were raging in Oregon, there was a picture that emerged of players teeing off on a course in Washington with the fires blazing right across the border behind them.
While last week the threat wasn’t enough to evacuate any courses, the U.S. Geological Survey has deemed the crater enough of a threat to evacuate all of the courses in Volcanoes National Park. So unfortunately, that will put an end to a lot of the golf in paradise. Hopefully these guys were able to finish their round though.
This is another reminder that while a lot of these situations are extremely dangerous, they can produce some of the most amazing visuals you’ll ever see. Who knows how long the eruptions will continue in Hawaii but we hope that they’ll end soon so players can get back onto the course.
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