Shelby Co. golf course cleans up storm damage quickly before major tournament

Golf course damaged before SEC Tournament

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Last Sunday’s severe weather packed a punch for parts of Central Alabama, including one golf course in Shelby County.

The Legacy Course at Greystone Golf and Country Club had about 20 trees down on the 18th hole. In addition, all 58 sand traps were washed out because of the heavy rain.

The worst part is it all had to be repaired by Wednesday, when the SEC women’s golf tournament started.

Club pro Jon Gibbons says the staff pulled together to get it done and will again, if more severe weather strikes before the end of the tournament.

“Medical staff told me last night, they said, ‘Listen, if we need to help, we will.’ And I was like, ‘That’s awesome.’ To have such a great team atmosphere where it’s like, ‘Hey let’s get the job done,’ that means the world to me, because you want it to be good,” said Gibbons.

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