When I first read the title about the lightning strike, the first thing I thought about was how people do not get off the course when a storm is coming in. I have seen this so many times at my course. When the horn is sounded, the golfers get mad and refuse to come in. Once I read the article, I realized that these guys were trying to get ready for the tournament. It's hard to say without more info whether or not they were pushing their luck or it just came up so fast. 15 impacted! Wow, what a strike!
According to the Hartford Courant, employees were on the course removing water from the greens to prepare for a tournament scheduled for today when the lightning struck. Course manager Archie Cart told the Courant that no one was directly struck by lightning, but that as many as 15 people felt the nearby strike. Emergency crews arrived on the scene around 9:30 a.m., transporting at least three people to the William W. Backus hospital in Norwich.
Lake of Isles is part of the Foxwoods Casino resort. The Arizona-based Troon Company owns the course itself, while the Mashantucket Pequot tribe owns the property where it is located.
So that begs the question, do you run for cover when a storm is brewing or do you try to tough it out?