Lightning struck a white pine on hole #3 Tuesday of this week. The extent of the damage to the tree will be assessed over the course of the season. We have seen trees survive this type of damage, so we are hopeful it will recover.
More importantly is understanding how dangerous lightning can be to anyone on the course. It is imperative that players leave the course immediately when the horns sound!
The following picture of the stricken tree shows what a deadly force lightning can be. SAFETY FIRST!!!