Thanks to yesterday's storms that rolled through Ann Arbor, Leslie Park got almost a half an inch of much needed rain. Unfortunately, the rain also came with some lightning. While the crew was standing in the barn, looking out over hole #17, there was a very bright flash, immediately followed by a loud clap of thunder. Sadly, that meant that the lightning hit somewhere on the course. After taking a small tour around the course, it was easy to find exactly where the lightning hit. This cherry tree on the left side of #4 fairway shows the power of lightning. All of the bark is gone from about 20 feet off the ground. The trunk is also spilt. We are currently talking to certified arborists to decide what to do with this tree.