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TikTok star facing charges after Grand Canyon golf stunt

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“Never throw rocks, coins, trash, or anything else over the edge. Objects tossed over the edge or dislodged by walking off trail can injure hikers and wildlife below, or start landslides”.

So says the National Park Service website in its guide to staying safe at the Grand Canyon National Park.

TikTok influencer Katie Sigmund, would have been wise to note these guidelines when hitting a golf ball into one of the most iconic and studied geological sites in the world. To err is human, to then throw her golf club after the ball is, frankly, appalling.

GCNP issued a statement on the incident, asking:

“Do we really need to say, ‘don’t hit golf balls into the Grand Canyon?”

The group’s Facebook post also reveals that:

“On October 26, an individual posted a video to her personal TikTok page showing her hitting a golf ball and throwing a golf club into the canyon near Mather Point. Members of the public helped identify the individual’s social media account. On October 27, Grand Canyon Law Enforcement identified, located and contacted the individual responsible for the incident. Charges and a court appearance for the individual are pending.”

Whilst the impressive and best-known part of the park is up to 1800m deep in parts, the statement also notes that the area is a haven for explorers and many inhabitants of the natural world:

“Throwing objects over the rim of the canyon is not only illegal but can also endanger hikers and wildlife who may be below.”

 

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  1. Mark W.

    Nov 7, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Rocks fall all the time at the Grand Canyon. But parasite gov employees have to extract fines and eat too.

    Clownworld.

  2. Smokey the Bear

    Nov 6, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Hopefully they levy a huge fine. That’s just terrible.

  3. Mike

    Nov 3, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Another no-brains tik-tok “star”

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Bryson’s current situation with Cobra revealed as he uses TaylorMade driver at Saudi International

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At this week’s Saudi International, Bryson DeChambeau surprised golf fans by putting TaylorMade’s Stealth Plus 2 driver in the bag. Bryson has been a long time staffer at Cobra Golf and it was a shock to see the 28-year-old with a driver from a different OEM to begin his season.

 

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Per Dan Rapaport of Barstool Sports, a Cobra rep has confirmed that Bryson is simply out of contract with the brand, but that the two parties are currently in discussion about this year and the future.

In our forums, our members have been discussing the changeup from DeChambeau, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • FifeRiviera: “Honestly Cobra woods are the single most underrated pieces of equipment on the market.”
  • Lacey Underall: “Just my guess – everyone on LIV will be an equipment free agent soon.”
  • KimmerBH: “Never been a fan of Bryson but I do miss seeing him play every week along with some others that went to LIV. He was definitely entertaining to watch, I’ll give him that.”

Entire Thread: “Bryson using Taylormade Stealth Plus 2 driver at Saudi International; Current situation with Cobra”

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‘Sums up my life in the golf industry’ – Paige Spiranac on polarizing Phil Mickelson tweet

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After a long break from Twitter, Phil Mickelson was extremely active on Twitter yesterday. His resurgence resulted in the golf world reacting for most of the day.

Paige Spiranac used one of Phil’s tweets to “sum up” what it was like to be a female in the golf industry.

The tweet seemed to be a joke, and to be clear the tweet Phil shared wasn’t directed towards Spiranac, yet some Lefty detractors weighed in calling the tweet “misogynistic.”

The full context of the tweet is here:

We can be sure that as long as Mickelson is this active on Twitter, the app will be buzzing with golf personalities and their reactions.

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‘The hypocrisy is astounding’ – Phil Mickelson takes aim at RBC for missing logo at Saudi International

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This morning, Cameron Young played the first round of this week’s Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

As noticed by Twitter user “EPatGolf”, the 25-year-old PGA Tour player was missing the RBC logo that is typically on his sleeve.

Patterson speculated that the reason for the missing logo was RBC’s reluctance to be associated with golf being played in Saudi Arabia.

Never a stranger to controversy, Phil Mickelson weighed in on the topic, accusing RBC of hypocrisy.

Mickelson has been extremely active on Twitter lately and replied to a Danny Woodhead tweet just a short while ago about a potential LIV vs PGA Tour match with Tiger Woods and Phil as captains, even managing a little dig at his long-time foe.

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