Adams Country Club Closed to Clean Up Storm DamagePosted: Updated:
90 trees at the Adams Country Club were knocked down from severe thunderstorms Friday night, forcing the club to close while they clean up.
"A lot of people come here, the course was looking so nice," bar manager at the club, Erin Tufo said. "They've done a really good job. it's just shocking."
Owner Jim Laisdell said 75 mile-per-hour winds struck Adams Country Club Friday night. Laisdell and his staff are scrambling to repair the damages, but they're keeping a positive attitude.
"Well, we'd like to cry but we know we're gonna get through this," Laisdell said. "Nothing you can do about it... pick up, clean up and get back going."
Laisdell is waiting on the insurance company to approve the cleanup process. Costs of the damages are still being estimated.The grounds crew in charge of keeping the course in good condition. Floyd Ruttan said they could never prepare to face a storm like this.
"Right now, my heart just dropped," Ruttan said. "Me and my crew, I've got two other guys that work with me and we put our heart into this place."
The course will likely be closed for two weeks while trees are removed and replanted, but it doesn't look like it'll end there.
"We have damage that could carry on for 6-8 months before next spring before they heal properly," Laisdell said.
The owner also said that the community has been a huge help. About 50 members have stopped by in the first 24 hours to help with cleanup in any way they can.