Steve Wilson, Superintendent at Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club in Prairie Village, KS, sent in this photo:
“I’ve attached a picture of a tree on our #5 hole that got struck by lightning about 5pm this past Wednesday. The strike blew all the bark off the trunk and split the tree. There is
an irrigation satellite about 10 feet away from this tree that suffered damage and all the sprinklers (72) on this satellite turned on at the same time when the strike occurred (hence the irrigation running in the background).”
Thanks Steve for sharing the picture and details.