WATCH: Massive winds destroy hospitality tent at St. Andrews
Authorities in Fife, Scotland, have a new warning for residents near the Old Course at St. Andrews: beware the flying hospitality tent.
With the European tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links event set to begin next month, the Old Course is currently dotted with tournament infrastructure. But on Wednesday, a massive storm dubbed “Storm Ali” blew through the southeast coast of Scotland, and gusts of up to 100 mph hammered the Home of Golf.
Local resident Alan O’Laughlin was walking the course when he noticed a large hospitality tent starting to give out from the relentless wind, according to The Courier. That’s when O’Laughlin stopped walking and began filming. Moments later, the gusts lifted the tent into the air and back down to the ground in a heap. Pieces of the shattered structure tumbled across the course.
Local police tweeted out a warning to residents.
TAKE CARE – ST ANDREWS OLD COURSE AREA
— Fife Police (@FifePolice) September 19, 2018
The Courier notes that no one was injured in the incident, which is fortunate considering that people regularly walk the course when no tournament is in town.
You can watch the incredible footage below.