"I got a call early, early this morning," said Oak Hill General Manager Dan Farrel. "It was the superintendent telling me the power was out in the clubhouse and some trees were down."
The damage to the club and the golf course was minor. Allen's Creek rose above its banks, but quickly returned to near normal levels. Eight trees were knocked down, but most of the debris was cleaned up by mid-afternoon Tuesday.
Sandy's wrath will "in no way" affect the 2013 PGA Championship to be held at Oak Hill's East Course next August. "None of the trees (that were knocked down) affect the playability of the golf course," Farrell said. "The trees are out in the rough area and do not have an impact at all."
Farrell noted it was fortunate this storm hit in late October instead of May or June, but he's not worried if a weather calamity does come during the major championship. After all, Oak Hill staged the 1989 U.S. Open through a deluge of rain and hosted the 2003 PGA Championship despite a blackout throughout most of the Northeast.