Ridgewood Country Club reportedly sustained significant damage to its golf course due to a small tornado that hit the club Monday afternoon.
The storm was classified an EF1, the second lowest category in terms of strength.
The Greens and Grounds Department of the Paramus club reported via Twitter that more than 50 trees went down due to the weather, and the tops of another hundred were “sheared off” by the heavy winds.
New Jersey was under tornado
watch most of Monday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen moved up the east
coast, bringing thunderstorms and heavy winds. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado touched down nearby around 3:16 Monday afternoon.
The tornado, which according to the NWS was approximately 100 yards in width and tore a path of over a mile, reportedly brought wind speeds of up to 100 MPH.
The most significant damage occurred at the golf club and the nearby George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, the NWS said in a release.
The Ridgewood Country Club has twice hosted the PGA Barclays Tournament, and the championship is scheduled to return again in 2014.