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Monday
Oct292012

First Sandy Storm Surge Photos Surfacing 

Hurricane Sandy's track appears ominous with flooding for a massive area expected, but in the near term coastal storm surges are the primary concern. Including for some prominent golf courses. Not as dramatic as the fake photos making the rounds, but serious stuff.

Brian Benedict of Seawane Golf And Country Club posted these on Facebook:


Rockaway Hunt Club, near New York's Kennedy Airport, courtesy of reader Jim. I'm told this shot of the 15th normally looks like a dogleg left golf hole:

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Reader Comments (8)

Looks like one could actually catch fish on Fischers Island this week. Sad to see the damage. Hope ya'll in the path of the storm are safe/dry/happy and with loved ones.
10.30.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
I would imagine the Bay Course at the Seaview Resort outside of Atlantic City took quite a hit.
10.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJR
Curious, maybe Geoff or some other course construction experts can give some insight on - how much damage is done to a course such as the Seaview course if it is under water for a day or so ? Other than bunkers and such, is there permanent damage done to the grass on the fairways and greens?
10.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
Probably carts on the path at fishers tomorrow....
10.30.2012 | Unregistered Commentersmails
Mere flooding better than waves, extreme movement or walls of water. None of its good, but as that Maidstone photo shows, that's some serious erosion (I remember the dune that protected it and it was a significant dune).
10.30.2012 | Registered CommenterGeoff
According to the current satellite picture on Google Earth the dune that "protected" that back tee was about 6 yards in width. Can't tell the height, but from the color of the sand on the beach the mean high water mark is only about 12 yards from the back of the tee as it was before the storm. That has now changed. Another 12-24 inches rise in sea level or a couple of Sandy-like storms, the back tee will be gone permanently and the forward tee will be against the ocean. What must be the 14th green(?) in that photograph will be about 5 yards from the high water mark. The five holes along that stretch of beach will become unplayable. How many Masters of the Universe are members at Maidstone? Is a latter day King Canute among them? Hope so. Maybe he can get through their stone-like skulls.
10.31.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Play it as it lies.
10.31.2012 | Unregistered Commenter3jack
KLG;
Augusta National is the only private club that has the power to change global sea levels.
11.1.2012 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

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