Five dead after golf-course dispute leads to shooting, fire in California

What?  No way.

An argument that started at a California pitch-and-putt golf course led to five people being killed in a shooting and fire, according to the Santa Maria Times.

Santa Maria residents and police said that a long-standing feud between three men boiled over on Friday at the Casa Grande Mobile Estates golf course, about 140 miles northwest of Los Angeles. After the three men were seen arguing, gunshots were fired. One of the men was shot inside the clubhouse, while another was found dead on the grass nearby.

A golf feud turns deadly, I bet you never thought you’d read about that.

Police identified Kurt Backe, 70, and Richard Hansen, 78, as the victims who were fatally shot at the course. The shooter has yet to be identified.

Holy shit, wow.  I’m going to go out on a limb and postulate that the shooter was a septuagenarian too.

Police believe the suspect returned to his mobile home after the shooting. The gunman’s home then went up in flames after a small explosion, and the fire spread to nearby homes before it could be put out. The situation was made even worse by ammunition exploding from the gunman’s home.

“All throughout the firefighting efforts, ammunition was cooking off,” Police Chief Phil Hansen said to the AP.

Live fast, die young, go out with a bang.

Authorities initially found two bodies, one of which is believed to be the gunman’s, in the rubble of the house. But a third body was found in the rubble of the burned-out mobile home on Saturday, bringing the total number killed up to five.

Somebody was not having a relaxing retirement, that’s for sure.

What I learned here is: the next time the old dude wants a mulligan, just let him have it.


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2 thoughts on “Th OG’s of golf”
  1. When I read the first paragraph I thought “ok gang bangers in a turf war.”
    then I read further and found it involved seniors at a trailer park. Apparently one doesn’t grow out of being trailer trash. Wonder if the burning mobile home was a meth lab?

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