Any hopes that golf courses have of getting in a few bonus days appear to be coming to an end across Canada.
In Calgary, a wintry mix hit Tuesday and temperatures plummeted in Edmonton.
On Wednesday, the temperature barely made freezing in Calgary and aren’t expected to go above until next week, when it could hit six or seven after a warm start to November that saw records break just over a week ago.
Regina, too, is hovering right around the freezing mark for the next few days, but temperatures could climb to five or six by next week.
Vancouver is enjoying warmer temperatures, but there’s rain in the forecast every day but one for the next week.
Winnipeg hit nine on Wednesday, but temperatures were expected to be more seasonal, at or just above 0 C over the next week.
Toronto hit 13 on Wednesday and could go as high as 17 on Friday, before the cooler stuff comes in on the weekend. Montreal was expecting a cool down as well, beginning on Sunday.
Like Vancouver, Halifax is enjoying temperatures of 10 or above, but rain is predicted for four of the next five days.
So, it appears in most locales, the days of squeezing a few extra days out of your golf course are over if that’s what you do.
Of course, we’ve said that before, but it’s hard to tell these days, even in November.
Playing For DCJ
Hamilton’a Alena Sharp tweeted that she’ll wear the initials “DCJ” and play for the late Dawn Coe-Jones at this week’s CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla. Sharp points out that donations to sarcoma research in Coe-Jones’ name can be made by clicking here.
A Different Generation
Brooke Henderson, who is also playing in Naples, was just turning 11 when Coe-Jones played her final LPGA Tour event in 2008 and didn’t get the chance to experience life on tour with the personable veteran.
“Unfortunately I only met her once, but it was my first LPGA Tour event as a 14-year-old at the Canadian Open in Vancouver,” recalled Henderson.
“She pulled up because she was doing some commentary that week and she watched me hit a shot. It was pretty cool to see her reaction and everything like that, but I didn’t get to meet her or spend a lot of time,” said Henderson, who did get a reaction from Coe-Jones.
Earlier this year, when Henderson successfully her title at the Cambia Portland Classic, it was her third career victory, which tied her all-time for third in tour wins by a Canadian with Coe-Jones and her pal Lisa Walters.
When I contracted Dawn for a reaction, she recalled being amazed by the 14-year old Henderson in Vancouver. Click Play below to listen.
Registration On For Golf Course Management Conference
Registration is now open for the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference to be held February 27 to March 3 in Victoria.
The conference is a partnership between the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association and the British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association.
For more information, click here.
GNN Poll Update
This week’s GNN Poll asks if readers are planning to take a winter golf vacation. As of this writing, 57 per cent said yes, 32 per cent said no and 11 per cent said they’re not sure, but if they do, it will be on a limited budget.
You can make your vote on the GNN home page.