It seemed like a good time to get some errands done on Thursday, with the CP Women’s Open at Priddis Greens near Calgary in a weather delay that would last two hours and 50 minutes.
That’s not a big surprise considering the way the weather has affected golf in Alberta this year.
Earlier in the week, for example, the first round of the PGA of Alberta Championship had to be cancelled due to unplayable conditions at Edmonton Petroleum, so it was cut in half. These are just a couple of examples of rain affecting Alberta golf events.
The popular phrase is that if you don’t like the weather in Alberta, give it five minutes. In other words, it’s bound to change quickly, but rain and, for that matter, hail and high winds have been consistent this year.
As I drove my car towards Toronto, I noticed as I got on to the highway heading south that there were some ominous black clouds about to follow me from the north.
Oh well, I thought, we can use the rain and many others have expressed the same opinion whenever rain threatens. It poured in Mississauga in the west end of Toronto, but where I live north of Toronto, not a drop fell.
In sharp contrast to Alberta, it’s been a dry, hot summer in Southern Ontario, with very little rain until recently. Just last week, a tornado reportedly touched down in LaSalle, near Windsor, and when the rain does come, it seems to be more of a deluge before the heat takes over.
Those are examples of extreme opposites in the weather department in Canada this year and with the season beginning to wind down and September coming up, we’re wondering how weather has been affecting the golf operation where you work.
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 expand your thoughts on the subject in the Comments box below.
How would you describe the weather’s effect on business this season at the golf operation where you work?
- Negative (37%)
- Positive (34%)
- Not bad, not great (29%)