OB Sports Golf & Leisure

FALL 2017

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l COURSES OB SPORTS GOLF & LEISURE x FALL 2017 x obsports.com STORM TROOPERS n TWO OB SPORTS-MANAGED COURSES BATTLE BACK FROM HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA BY judd spicer hunter's creek Golf club withstood hurricane irma. H urricane season hit a pair of OB Sports-managed courses hard. The courses hit back even harder. In August, Hurricane Harvey rampaged the Houston, Texas, area with historic force, ultimately drop- ping more than 60 inches of rain in certain regions and being recorded as the wettest tropical storm in U.S. history. "I've never seen anything to that extent," says Cody Spivey, General Manager at High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Houston's Magnolia re- gion. "We had flooding on Memo- rial Day the year previous, and in April we had another flood. But none of them, nothing, has matched Harvey." After being pounded by 33 inches of rain in three days, High Meadow Ranch looked to be in high trouble. "We were very fortunate com- pared to most of the golf courses in the Houston area, though we did re- ceive our share of damage," Spivey said. "Most of the damage was on our front loop of holes, which has a creek running through it; specifi- cally, holes two, three and four. Those are the ones that flood and the water gets way out of the creek fi

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