Lightning strikes golfer at Aspen Glen course |

Lightning strikes golfer at Aspen Glen course

Ryan Graff
Post Independent Staff

ASPEN GLEN – A golfer was struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon at the Aspen Glen golf course.

According to Jeff Teich, Aspen Glen general manager, the golfer was playing as part of a twosome, and was walking onto the 15th tee box at about 3:45 p.m. when struck.

Teich said there was lighting in the area when the golfer was struck.

“We advise guests that when they go out and see lightning, they should go to a covered shelter immediately,” he said.

The golfer was within 100 yards of a covered structure when the strike occurred, said Teich.

Teich said an ambulance arrived within five minutes of the golfer being struck.

An Aspen Glen security officer told Teich the golfer was alert and conscious when the ambulance left for Valley View Hospital.

After-hours calls to Valley View Hospital were not returned by press time Tuesday.

Teich said he wasn’t aware of anyone else ever being struck by lighting at Aspen Glen, but said, “it’s a very typical thing in Colorado, especially at higher elevations.”

Contact Ryan Graff: 945-8515, ext. 535

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