Canadian winter is living up to its reputation, with a major storm blasting the Atlantic provinces last week and the rest of the country shivering in frigid temperatures. Toronto, for example, set a record low on Friday.
To be fair, they did warn us that this would happen, at least the prognostications I saw did, but that doesn’t make it easier to cope with the snow and cold that has added the term “bomb cyclone” to our lexicon, to go along with the popular “polar vortex.”
Well, many of us will be heading to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in a couple of weeks, so we’ll catch a break, right?
Well, here’s a pleasant thought.
Last week, temperatures in O-town were down around the freezing mark at night, there was snow in Tallahassee and down around Miami, iguanas were falling out of trees and sea turtles were feeling the effects of the cold weather. It would appear the infamous brass monkeys have company from the animal kingdom, at least in Florida.
To be fair, it’s supposed to warm up this week and let’s hope the upward trend in temperatures continues as the show approaches.
Back home in Canada, here’s another pleasant thought. We’re only about three weeks into official winter. Okay, I’ll stop. Instead, let’s think about the spring and opening golf courses preferably sooner than later if good fortune allows.
However, with the severity of winter as 2017 concluded and the calendar flipped to this year, are you concerned with what you’ll find once the snow melts? Will the golf course where you work or play come through the winter in good shape?
That’s the topic of this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and, as always, feel free to write any additional thoughts in the Comments section below.