The Pittsgrove Township, N.J. club is dealing with a lack of power and between 900 and 1,000 trees that have been uprooted, snapped or torn apart.
A weekend storm in Pittsgrove Township, N.J., left Running Deer Golf Club picking up the pieces, the Gloucester County Times reported.
Ron Jaworski, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current ESPN/ABC football analyst and commentator, owns the property along with RiverWinds Golf and Tennis Club in West Deptford, N.J. and other courses in multiple states, the Times reported.
“You would think a hurricane came through here,” said Jaworski.
Jaworski counted between 900 and 1,000 trees uprooted, snapped or torn apart, with 300 to 400 on fairways or their perimeters. The power was lost as well and remained out as of July 2, meaning the crew had to bring in a generator to supply irrigation, the Times reported.
Though none of the club’s buildings were harmed and damage to tees and greens was minimal, Jaworski estimated the business lost due to the storm would amount to around $200,000, the Times reported.
“It was critical we got [irrigation] going, or we’d have been in bad shape,” Jaworski said. “That’s as good as ‘Good night.’ ”
Due to the power loss, all food had to be thrown out. Many tree branches and trunks are being consumed by chippers, but Jaworski hoped to re-open the club by July 6, the Times reported.