With a layer of ice covering trees across the majority of Oklahoma, golf course superintendents are facing some major cleanup of broken limbs and fallen trees, but fortunately nothing to match the catastrophic damage of the 2007 ice storm.
The ice was heaviest west of Interstate 44 and extended all the way north through Springfield, Mo. Heavily laden trees were bent and many limbs snapped. Temperatures were expected to exceed freezing Tuesday and begin to melt the ice.
Cedar Ridge superintendent Mike Wooten said this morning that his course had a lot of broken limbs and had lost several pine trees. That was a typical response of courses contacted in Enid, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Norman, while courses in southern Oklahoma (Lake Murray) and the Grand Lake area (Shangri-La) reported no ice accumulation.
This report will be updated.