The calm after the storm?
Not so much.
Greenkeepers aross the UK and Ireland are currently hard at work repairing damage and clearing up debris left over some of the countries’ top courses by Storm Ali.
The first named storm of the season caused widespread mayhem yesterday, bringing winds of up to 100mph in some places.
Transport networks were heavily disrupted and many homes were left without power as the storm ripped its way through the UK and Ireland.
Predictably, many golf courses felt the brunt of the conditions, too, with many greenkeepers arriving at work this morning to find their workload considerably heavier than usual.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve seen on social media...
Course will remain Closed until at least lunchtime to clear the storm damage pic.twitter.com/dk1dgR1uIz— Airdrie golf club (@AirdrieGolf) September 20, 2018
Course Update— Thornton Golf Club (@ThorntonGolf) September 20, 2018
Due to high winds there has been extensive damage to trees and as a result the course will remain closed today. An update will be given at 8am tomorrow morning.
First area to tidy up today so no cutting of golf course please be patient as we tidy up yesterday's damage ... thankyou pic.twitter.com/aerhOCci2r— Balfron Golf (@BalfronGolf) September 20, 2018
Be patient with your greenies over the next few days, people. It’s not an easy gig!