‘It was crazy’: Golfers run for safety as tornado touches down

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HINCKLEY, Ohio-- An unforgettable day for some people at the Valleaire Golf Course in Hinckley.

"We were trying to putt through on the 11th hole and Mother Nature had other ideas for us," said Brandon Donelan.

A tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon, sending them running for cover.

"We started hearing this freight train noise so we all took off running for a little gully, but there were trees and leaves flying everywhere. It was kind of crazy."

Golfer, Ryan Ward, said they weren't really worried until they looked up and saw the tornado.

Superintendent of the course, Steve Naclay, said, "I wasn't here at the time but the clubhouse personnel sounded an alarm. Everyone came in; everyone went down to the basement clubhouse. Actually some golfers got stuck on the far part of the course and it just went between them and the clubhouse."

Steve Vaughn said he went out to get some of the golfers off the course.

About 40 trees were destroyed and there was a lot to clean up.

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