Once he calmed down, I realized that developing and maintaining situational awareness on the golf course is more like situational awareness on the fire scene than he had ever previously imagined.
If there were ever a reason to play more golf, this is it! Happy Independence Day.
Fire Chief (ret.), Richard B. Gasaway, PhD, EFO, CFO, MICP
Chief Scientist, Public Safety Laboratory
Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Situational Awareness & Decision Making
P.S. I picked the ball up off the tee box, put it in my pocket, and considered it just compensation for my pain and suffering.