Golf during a volcano? It's happening in Hawaii

Look, one general rule of thumb in life is, if there’s a [expletive]ing volcano exploding nearby, you put as much distance between yourself and said volcano as possible. But another general rule of life is, play golf whenever possible. So what happens when those two imperatives collide? Well, you can see for yourself in the photo above.

That shot, taken by Getty Images’ Mario Tama, depicts golfers still trying to sneak in a quick nine even as ash rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Hey, check it out, there’s more:

I don’t think the heavy stuff’s going to come down for awhile. (Getty)
I don’t think the heavy stuff’s going to come down for awhile. (Getty)

It’s reminiscent of a stunning photo from last fall of golfers in Washington playing while the fires of hell raged behind them:

Pacific Northwest wildfires. (Via imgur)
Pacific Northwest wildfires. (Via imgur)

Look, golfers are crazy, we all know that. But if we learned nothing else from “Caddyshack,” it’s this: you don’t leave a hot round in the middle of play:

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