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Golf course has no power but golfers still hitting the links

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VASSAR, MI (WNEM) -

Friday’s wind storm also affected a number of businesses in the area.

Despite the lack of electricity at the Timber Golf Club in Vassar, golfers still got to hit the links.

Tim Schultz is back to the basics of calculating golfers’ tabs by hand all thanks to a huge windstorm that knocked out power at the Timbers Golf Club.

“We were kind of having like a little bit of flickering kind of like a brownout going on and I was surprised that we still had power because I knew there was a lot of trees going down pretty much everywhere,” Schultz said.

On Sunday there was still no power, but that’s not stopping golfers from hitting the links.

“If there’s gas in the carts then people can golf, alls we need is good weather at that point so hopefully it holds up,” Schultz said.

Schultz said all the food in their connected restaurant had to be thrown away, which is hundreds of dollars right into the trash.

But since they were able to keep the course open, they’ve had to get creative with the drinks. Luckily lots of ice and a bunch of coolers came to the rescue.

“We keep people happy and we keep them golfing and keep them hydrated,” Schultz said.

Most people have been understanding and are just happy to be outside on the green, but when is the power going to come back on?

According to DTE’s website, there should be power restored to the area on Monday at 11:30 p.m.

Until then Schultz has some advice for anyone who can’t stay away from the fairway.

“Just keep them low when it’s really windy and hope for the best,” Schultz said.

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