A little volcanic eruption can't ruin a day on the golf course in Hawaii

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People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (Source:CNN) People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (Source:CNN)
A man drives a golf cart at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (Source: CNN) A man drives a golf cart at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (Source: CNN)
People watch at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on Tuesday. People watch at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on Tuesday.
(CNN) -

Stunning photos taken at Hawaii's Big Island on Tuesday show golfers coolly hitting the links even as a monstrous ash plume looms behind them.

The eruption of the Kilauea volcano has already destroyed houses, caused evacuations and threatened to wreak havoc on Hawaii's tourism industry.

[RELATED: Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions]

On Tuesday, a plume of ash from the volcano rose 12,000 feet into the air, dropping ash on sections of the island.

The US Geological Survey issued a red alert on Tuesday warning of an imminent major eruption.

[RELATED: Ash clouds from Kilauea volcano prompt red alert on Hawaii's Big Island]

    But clearly, not everyone was so worried.

    The photos show the golfers continuing on with their games.

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