Image courtesy Oakdale Golf Club

A Renville County golf course near Buffalo Lake that was pummeled by mammoth hail last week is expected to reopen Friday.

According to MNN, Mike Knodel, owner and supervisor of Oakdale Golf Club says the hail was nothing like he’d ever seen in his lifetime: “Baseball-sized plus and, yeah, it was a scary situation for a lot of people, especially if they got stuck out on the golf course — under carts, under shed roofs. Fortunately we escaped injuries, besides some minor cuts maybe.”

Knodel says with the help of an army of volunteers they’re cleaning up the course and trying to repair pock-marked greens.