Flash flooding hurts Keystone Golf Club in Cleveland

Posted at 9:05 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 22:05:48-04

CLEVELAND, Okla. - The nonstop rain brought flash floods, damage and headaches for many in Green Country, even causing one business to close its doors. 

“We’ve dumped out 15 inches out of the rain gates today," said Keystone Golf Club Course Superintendent Darren Buttram. 

It was the first time he'd walked the course to survey the damage. 

“I’ve been here over 20 years and I’ve never seen water like this ever.”

The green, unrecognizable just a few hours before.

“Like a large lake for the most part.”

Submerged in water, it looked like a beach, easily confusing some new wild friends. 

Usually the pond on the green is half the size, and the only one. 

“We’ll have to do some repairs, I don’t really know what those are yet.”

And it's had to close, not just today but at least a few days. 

“You just have to fix what’s tore up and go on again.”

The damage underneath the eerie gray sky not putting a damper on his positive outlook. 

“If you let mother nature bother you in the golf business you’re going to be bothered a lot.” 

Because he's confident he's not on a long course to the light at the end of the tunnel. 

The club anticipates reopening on Sunday.

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