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Lightning struck this golf course, and the after photo is jaw-dropping

Spider Lightning Pattern on Golf Course in Texas

A golf course in Des Moines, Iowa found an unexpected trail of storm evidence burned into the turf by a lightning bolt:

Amazing!

The Weather Channel explained: "When lightning strikes earth, it branches out along the ground which, in this case, happened to be a green. These currents fan out from the strike center in a tendril pattern. A lightning bolt can be fatal up to 100 feet away from the point of the strike."

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Rick Tegtmeier, the Director of Ground for Des Moines Golf and Country Club posted on his Twitter account that the cup where the lightning struck was completely melted.

The Weather Channel also said that the lightning heat must have been brief, but extremely intense to produce a pattern like this one.

Related: Incredible images of lightning

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