(Meredith / KSAT / CNN) – A Texas teenager was working on his swing on a driving range when lightning struck his golf ball in mid-air and everything was captured on camera.
Tomas Gomez, 18, and his friends visited a top golf location in San Antonio on May 28th. It started raining in the last 30 minutes of their game – but Gomez wanted to take one last swing.
“I decided to take one last shot and then leave,” Gomez said in a phone interview with KSAT-TV.
Gomez let his golf ball fly in the air at 88 mph, and seconds later, massive lightning crashed the ball.
“I heard the thunder and my instinct was to run,” said Gomez. “It was all blurry. It could have hit me. It could have hit any of us. It was really pretty scary after thinking about it for a while.”
His friend Arlette Ibarra recorded the whole thing on her cell phone.
According to Topgolf, everyone safely evacuated the facility and there were no injuries.
Gomez said this bizarre incident won’t stop him and his friends from going back to the driving range.
“We have been to Topgolf before and will continue to do so afterwards,” said Gomez.
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