We had some nice weather last week and the members came out of the woodwork.
It was way busier than we thought it would be because the weather the previous week hadn’t been nice after opening just before the Easter long weekend, as expected.
Everyone is now asking, `How was your winter?’ and the people who have been playing in the cool weather will say, `Well, the winter’s not over yet,’ and so far, they’re right.
When we get into the nice weather, it will change the mood. We’re all looking forward to a great summer, but it’s coming so slowly, especially after the Masters because that usually triggers the excitement surrounding the beginning of the Canadian golf season.
A lot of golf courses in this area are open, but we haven’t had that many good days since the Masters, so it’s exciting to get a good day. There’s a pent-up excitement that will carry over once the good weather kicks in to stay.
When I think about the flooding on the prairies, I have to admit that we’re pretty lucky here in Ontario to not have to deal with such extremes.
Last year, we opened about the same time as we did this year. We had some great growing weather in April and you like to have some nice weather to help with the greens and help the maintenance crew get things beautiful. This year, it wasn’t to be.
Despite that, the course came through the winter nicely. All we need now is a little good weather to help green it up.