I was once in a restaurant and listened to two older gentlemen go on about how firefighters are the most overpaid of all city service workers. "All you ever see them do is clean their trucks and buy ingredients for chili at the grocery store", they said. I didn't agree with these gentlemen then and after helping put out a recent fire on course, I've got even more respect for what firefighters do on a daily basis.
A call came in Wednesday afternoon from the Pro Shop about a fire that started on the 6th hole of the canyon. As I approached, smoke was looming over the trees. Upon arriving the fire was rather small, but the wind was blowing strong through the canyon. Fortunately, another staff member and myself were able to get hoses hooked in and the fire was quickly extinguished. The little bit of smoke was brutal to be in and I can't imagine how so many men and women are doing it on a daily basis throughout California right now.
This was started by hitting a ball out of a native area and the club sparked on a rock. Whether you're playing for money or not, I don't see the reason why you can't give your playing partners a little bump. Put them next to a rattlesnake hole if it doesn't seem fair.