PHOTOS: Why are these people playing mini-golf in hazmat suits?

PHOTOS: Why are these people playing mini-golf in hazmat suits?

If you showed up to Churchville Golf Center, near Bel Air, Md., on Thursday, you'd probably be very confused. You'd have seen a bunch of people playing mini-golf in hazmat suits.

At first, you'd probably wonder if you should have your Geiger counter handy. Maybe you'd wonder if some emergency personnel were blowing off steam post-rescue. However, as it turns out, these first responders were just training.

For each of the last 15 years, several area groups of emergency personnel have come to the course to play mini-golf in their hazmat suits, doing so because their superiors believe the exercise helps improve the agility and mobility of the officers and responders in the bulky protection.

All of the responders play the 18-hole course as part of two-person teams. The winning combined score? A solid 93.


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