GREENVILLE, KY (WFIE) - This time of year, Greenville Country Club members are normally out on the course with clubs in their hands, but not on Thursday.
The golf course there is now shut down after strong winds tore through Wednesday morning.
Head greenskeeper Cary Jarvis said the damage was overwhelming. He said the storm took down 30 to 40 pine trees. Some of them are fully uprooted.
"It's just going to take one step at a time, one hole at a time. Cleaning up the cart paths, cleaning up the fairways to where we could possibly open up in a few days," said Jarvis.
Luckily, the clubhouse did not sustain any damage. Right now, crews are trying to mow over a lot of the skinnier branches that now litter the course. It is the large, heavy trees, that pose the biggest challenge.
"The trees are down so heavily, it's going to take a lot of help," said Jarvis.
Jarvis says he hopes people in the community will volunteer to help.
"You know, come out and pick up sticks and try to get our course back to playing shape," said Jarvis.
There's no word on how long clean up will take.