|City/Town: • Norman|
|Location Class: • Amusement Park|
|Year Built: • 1994|
|Year Abandoned: • 2010|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Michael Schwarz • Mary Evans|
Perfect Swing has been closed down since 2010 due to a tornado that swept through and tore up part of the building. Now in 2012 it still sits and nothing has been done. Ironically their website is still active stating “We will temporarily be closed for remodeling due to the May 2010 tornado. The Driving Range will remain open during the remodeling phase. Please check back for future updates.” – Click to see a commercial aired in 2009
And of course the driving range is closed too.
News 9 Article
By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9
NORMAN, Oklahoma — For a Norman business, Monday’s severe weather was perfect timing.
“We had about 80 elementary kids here until 1:00 in the afternoon,” said Allison Akard, general manager of the Perfect Swing on Highway 9.
The family fun center took a direct hit by the storms and caused significant damage to the property. Akard said everyone, including employees, had left by 4:30 p.m. The storm hit about an hour later.
The front building is nearly split in two and is now close to collapsing.
“The city of Norman has already been here and said we would have to tear down the garage, our corporate center and a pavilion,” Akard said.
The company does plan to rebuild and reopen.
“We’ve been open since ’89 and this is the first time weather has done this here,” Akard said.