Teen’s golf ball struck by lightning at Texas Topgolf location

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One day last year at the San Antonio, Texas, Topgolf location, 18-year-old Tomas Gomez was hitting golf balls with his family and friends while a storm was developing in the area. 

While hitting balls from a bay on the ground level, Gomez launched a ball that got struck by a bolt of lightning mid-flight. You can watch the incredible moment happen in the video below.

Gomez’s friend Arlett Ibarra captured the footage in the above video. It’s fair to say Ibarra caught a once-in-a-lifetime moment on camera. 

Gomez’s friend Arlett Ibarra captured the footage in the above video. However, Rick Shiels Golf posted the video on his Facebook page. Screenshots of the ball being struck by lightning can be found below.

“I was just glad that it [the lightning] hit the ball instead of me.”

Tomas Gomez via Daily Mail

A stunned Gomez falls back slightly before catching his balance. According to the Daily Mail, Topgolf didn’t clear the facility but asked patrons to go inside following the lightning strike.

Unfazed, Gomez told the Mail that he will “definitely be back as soon as I can.” After this article, we absolutely love writing about lightning.

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