Hail wreaks havoc on Denver area golf course

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On Monday, hail caused a significant amount of damage to Lakewood Country Club, a Donald Ross course near Denver.
By T.J. Auclair
PGA.com
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 | 12:43 p.m.

Mother Nature can be cruel at times.

On Monday, a prestigious Denver area course designed by the legendary Donald Ross, was pounded by a hail storm that caused serious damage to Lakewood Country Club.

A tweet sent out by course general manager Lance Scheele notified members that the course would be closed on Tuesday for repairs. He also showed off the size of the hail (h/t John Strege at Golf Digest):

Here's a photo from the club's Facebook page. Check out all the hail damage on the practice green, which looks like hundreds of ball marks that were never replaced:

The damage, obviously, wasn't limited to the course.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.