Sun 21-Jul-13 07:33 PM | edited Mon 22-Jul-13 07:22 PM by reuben
About 30 years ago I did a small promo for a local television station regarding an upcoming event (not golf). The event was exclusively for the top players in the nation, so while I wasn't good enough to participate in the event, I was plenty good for the 5 or 10 minute TV promo segment. Near the end of the taping session, not thinking that I could possibly do it, the cameraman told me to aim for his camera for a final dramatic shot. I did so, and nailed the lens at 60-80mph. He wasn't happy.
The golfer can claim that it was an accident. My excuse was that I did exactly what I was asked to do.
Nowhere near that serious ...BUT.....last season I was shooting a hockey game from the bench (my usual post) and was accidentally kicked by a player's skate jumping onto the ice over the boards. It happens !! The "kick" was very light but enough to throw my 70-200 f2.8 into autofocus mayhem. Cost me $600 to get it fixed. All MY fault. Should have been more careful.