It really is time to hit one out of the park as far as Canadian weather goes and here in Calgary, July is as good a time as any, given what went on last year.
April of this year wasn’t that great, but in 2016, we were were spoiled. Last year, Southern Alberta had a lot of golf courses open in March, but this year, April wasn’t so great for us.
May turned around nicely for us and in June, we’re holding our own. We’ve had a lot of rain coupled with some great stretches of weather, so it balances out.
When I think of bad weather, I think of July last year. It was just nasty. I remember it rained every day except for the final day at the Calgary Stampede.
We’ll never get that back, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that things will turn around this summer.
For one thing, people are getting tired of talking about the Alberta economy and they’re getting back to business as usual, so I think the potential is there for the golf industry.
We could all use a break in the weather to make up for lost ground that we’ve all experienced the past few years across the country, where we’ve seen flooding in places such as Kelowna, Eastern Ontario and Quebec.
Summer is officially here and let’s hope that home run comes with the bases loaded.