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Golf ball-sized hail stones pelt golf course’s greens during storm at Prince Albert, Sask.

Green repairs force temporary closure of golf course

August 3, 2023  By Turf & Rec

It was more than just golf balls hitting the greens earlier this week at Mark’s Nine Golf and Country Club, north of Prince Albert, Sask.

A powerful storm that swept through the area also let loose golf ball-sized hail stones that pelted the course’s greens. The course was closed on Tuesday following Monday’s storm to allow the cleanup of fallen leaves and the repair of damaged greens. It’s expected to take upwards of a week to have the greens back in playable condition.

An Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorolgist said hail as large as 45 millimetres was reported in the area.

At the nearby Wahpeton Dakota Nation, hail smashed through the windshields of vehicles and at least one sunroof.

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