A summer lightning storm left its mark on a Huntsville golf course.
Brad Wichmann, Assistant Superintendent for the Robert Trent Golf Course at Hampton Cove, told WHNT he’d seen photos of lightning strikes on golf courses but never had one at his course. The photo captured the after effects of a lightning strike on hole 16 of the Highlands course.
Wichmann said lightning hit multiple areas of the course.
Lightning killed 17 people in the U.S. last year. The National Weather Service warns that no place outside is safe when there’s a thunderstorm in the area and if you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike.
When you hear thunder, you are advised to immediately move to safe shelter, such as a substantial building or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows up. You should stay in your shelter for at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.