After an ice storm around Christmas followed by a deep freeze followed by a thaw and back into freezing temperatures, it will be a nice break weather-wise, even though I’ll be spending most of my time indoors, at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.
If you’re reading this Monday morning, I’ll be in the air from Toronto to O-town assuming there is no “ground stop” that left people stranded at Pearson International for days due to inclement weather.
It wouldn’t be the first time in my years of traveling, but hopefully, the only “polar vortex” I encounter in the next week or so is a tasty ice cream treat by that name under the Florida sun, which may not be a sure thing either, given the cool temperatures I’ve experienced occasionally while attending the show over the years.
There’s no doubt that winter has hit particularly hard in its initial stages this time around. As much as this oldtimer is tempted to say it’s nothing like the winters I experienced as a kid, it certainly is so far.
Word is that Punxsutawney Phil, Wiarton Willie or any other overgrown rat that predicts weather may not even make an appearance to see their shadows on Groundhog Day because it’s too damn cold. Then, we won’t even be sure if it will be an early spring or a late one.
In the golf industry, of course, we’d like an early spring, not only to get the season going, but also to see what effect the weather has had on our golf courses.
GNN blogger Kevin Thistle says the course at Coppinwood, where he works, stood up quite well to the ice storm that hit Southern Ontario. You can read Kevin’s comments here.
How do you think the golf course where you work held up. That’s the question in this week’s GNN Poll.
How do you think the golf course where you work is coming through the winter?
- Minor work to be done in spring. (50%)
- No problem at all. (25%)
- Major work to be done in spring. (25%)
If you’d like to expand your thoughts, please do so in the Comments section below.