Where I am in Southern Ontario, it’s been a frigid February with the temperature not once going above 0 C, but at least this time around, it wasn’t preceded by an ice storm as it was a year earlier when, as you’ll recall, there was widespread damage to golf courses in this area.
That’s in contrast to the up and down nature of the mercury this year in Alberta, which had snow in September, but at times recently, has been basking in spring-like temperatures only to have that tease suddenly end by the harsh reality of winter.
On the other side of the country, the Maritimes have been hit by storm after storm this winter and who can blame them for having a springtime wish that, at this point, seems unlikely to be granted to those surrounded by drifts.
Those are just a few examples of the different types of weather taking place across the country, but despite the various locations, there is one thing in common in all of the above.
With the arrival of March, it won’t be long until golf season, despite what you see when you look out the window. In most cases, that will be snow and lots of it, but what do you expect to find when it melts?
That’s the question for this week’s GNN Poll. Based on what you’ve seen this winter, is there any reason to be concerned about the golf course where you work?
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and, as always, feel free to verbalize in the Comments section below.
Based on what you’ve seen this winter, is there any reason to expect worse than normal damage at the golf course where you’re employed?
- NO (73%)
- YES (27%)