The golf industry in Alberta got what it wanted this summer.
We’ve discussed the soggy July we had last year, how it rained every day of the Calgary Stampede except for maybe the final day. This year, it’s completely different.
July has been glorious and the temperatures have been warm. Not only do we get 26, 27, 28, but we’re getting into the 30s. I went down to the Magrath Golf Club, a club we manage south of Lethbridge, and they’re getting 33-34-35.
The smoke from the fires seems to be getting better too. While we were getting air advisories of eight, nine or 10, we can now see the mountains and see the sun clearly.
Of course, I talk with people around the country, the people I know in Ontario and in British Columbia and we here in Alberta should be feeling blessed with the summer we’re having.
It isn’t just the weather. The economy is starting to come back as well and people are more optimistic.
It’s a great combination to help the golf industry this year and it’s showing in rounds played.