One in a million? Teen’s golf ball struck by lightning at Topgolf venue in Texas

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all.

On Friday at a Topgolf venue in San Antonio, 18-year-old Tomas Gomez was hitting golf balls with his brother, sister and some friends while a storm was building in the area.

While hitting balls from a ground-level bay, Gomez launched a ball that, while in mid-flight, got struck by a bolt of lightning.

That really happened. You can see the video here.

Gomez’s friend Arlette Ibarra was shooting video on her phone and captured the one-in-a-million moment.

“I was just glad that it [lightning] hit the ball instead of me,” Gomez told Dailymail.com.

A visibly stunned Gomez falls back a bit before catching his balance. The Daily Mail reports that Topgolf didn’t clear the facility but did ask that everyone go inside.

Unfazed, Gomez said: “I will definitely be back as soon as I can.”

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