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.
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