When lightning strikes the flagstick on the golf course

Keep this in mind next time you see a thunderstorm approaching the golf course.


This photo showing the effects of a lightning strike to a flagstick has been doing the rounds this week – and it’s a scary sight.

Originally posted to Reddit by Geoffreypjs, the photo was taken the morning after a thunderstorm tore through the Stonebridge Golf Club in Utah.

The photo shows the Lichtenberg figure in the green often seen on the ground after a lightning strike where the electric current dissipated through the ground. We saw a similar effect after a lightning strike hit a green at Narooma Golf Club early last year.

Salt Lake City’s local news report:

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