28 Apr '11, 3pm

Golfweek: Industry assesses damage after Southeast storms: As the death toll topped 200 i...

Golfweek: Industry assesses damage after Southeast storms: As the death toll topped 200 i...

As the death toll topped 200 in six Southeastern states devastated from storms April 27, the golf industry took measure of the damage today. So far, it appears to be limited to property damage and a few dings to tournament schedules. Shoal Creek, site of the Champions Tour’s Regions Tradition next week, escaped the weather that pummeled nearby Tuscaloosa, where at least 36 have died. Courtesy Gene Smith Workers clean up debris at Shoal Creek. “We got some rain, thunder, lightning and tornado warnings in the area,” club manager Jon Davis said, “but the course is in good shape. The tents that are out there, none of them blew down. We were lucky.” Davis said that about 20 trees were felled during the storms, though “the ones that fell were not critical.” The Regions Tradition, on May 5-8, is the season’s first major championship on the 50-and-older tour. Alabama women’s coach...

Full article: http://www.golfweek.com/news/2011/apr/28/industry-assesse...

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