Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Rita Damage Assessment

Here's an article from the Beaumont Enterprise on damage to Beaumont and Southeast Texas golf courses by Hurricane Rita:

While Homberg's present clubhouse suffered some wind damage, the adjacent new one now under construction went unscathed.

Had Tuesday's optimistic foursome chosen Bayou Din Golf Club as their destination, they wouldn't even have gotten to the parking lot.

A chain blocks the entrance to the driveway, and next to it is a sign proclaiming, "Looters Will Be Shot On Sight."

While no one was on duty at Bayou Din Tuesday morning, Francisco Herrera, a member of the Iron Oaks Golf Club grounds crew, visibly went about his work of
preparing that facility for a hopeful reopening on Saturday.

"We've lost some shingles from the clubhouse roof, and we've had some damage to the cart barn and the maintenance barn," said Ronnie Pfleider, a co-proprietor at Iron Oaks. "Most of the rest of the damage is downed trees, and most of them are on Nos. 1, 2, 5 and 17.

"We will assess the course again tomorrow and make a decision then whether we will be able to open on Saturday."

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me of last year for us and it is so sad. It still gives me a depressing feeling to read accounts of the storms. Here now everything looks great and we really can't tell it happened until you start thinking about the many missing trees.


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