Golf season begins despite snow

Moose Jaw Times Herald - Editorial Staff
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Though winter seems to be hanging on in southern Saskatchewan with a few more blasts of snow in the past week, golf courses in Moose Jaw have opened up and most are running at full capacity.

And with a dry, warm winter gone by, those looking after the courses have appreciated the moisture.

“It was a good winter for people but it wasn’t a good winter for grass,” said Trevor McPherson from Hillcrest Golf Club. “The lack of snow and warm temperatures didn’t help.”

Hillcrest has already opened tee-to-green with carts allowed on the course. They’ve already had above-normal participation with an early start to the golf season. And despite the pain of a late spring snowfall last weekend, McPherson said, “any bit of moisture will help” on the dry course.

And he’s not the only one worried about impoverished soils.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Hillcrest Golf Club, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Southern Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw

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  • lucky
    April 19, 2012 - 12:04

    That is great that golfing has started. I personal am not a golfer , but Moose Jaw should make an indoor golf area for the golfs during the winter, so at least they could make a few dollars as I have noticed there are a lot of golfers in Moose Jaw.