An unpredictable spring is the reason GNN is running its current poll on the home page. For example, Kevin Martel in this story for News Talk 980 CJME says Regina golf courses have delayed their opening days, while other Saskatchewan golf courses were planning to open last weekend, according to this story from Chris Carr of News Talk 650 CKOM. Did you or will you opening on your target opening day? Be sure to let us know at the GNN Poll this week … The season is also underway in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, west of Toronto. For more, see this story by Mark Bryson in the Record … Last week’s GNN Poll asked if Adam Scott’s win at the Masters using a long putter would have any effect on the final decision in the proposed ban on anchored putting, The majority, or 74 per cent, said no because they felt the USGA’s and R&A’s minds were already made up on that issue, 23 per cent said they don’t feel they will ban anchored putting and only three per cent said they felt Scott’s win would influence the decision … The Sault. Ste, Marie Golf and Country Club in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., won’t push back its opening day after a Jeep was driven over a good part of the course recently. For more, click here for the story by Brian Kelly in the Sault Star … Steve Williams made the trek from Saint Kitts in the Caribbean to the Ottawa Valley to become superintendent at the Arnprior Golf Club. Brad Moore of Arnprior EMC has this story on Williams … Fergus Bisset of Golf Monthly in the U.K. illustrates in this story why it might be a good idea for not only golfers, but golf facilities, to review their insurance … PGA Tour player Graham DeLaet will host a tournament in Saskatoon as a joint initiative with Golf Saskatchewan to raise funs and support for junior golf in the province. For more, see this story in the Star Phoenix … Deadlines are rapidly approaching for Canadian Golf Superintendents Association Awards, including Superintendent of the Year on May 1. For more information, click here … … The USGA has received a record 9,860 entries for the 2013 U.S. Open to be played at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. That beats the previous high of 9,086 for the 2009 Open at Bethpage Black.
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