Several publications already open as Maine’s golfing season tees off
It’s that point of yr once more.
Winter is slowly departing to get replaced by way of spring or, in lots of regions, dust season.
That also method keen golfers are digging out their golf equipment and bloodless climate equipment in anticipation of hitting the links.
“My phone has been ringing off the hook,” stated Lenny Espling, who owns and manages the Barren View Golf Course in Jonesboro. He had was hoping to open this weekend, but a 6-inch blizzard Wednesday and the ability for three more inches Friday may want to push it back.
“You can’t combat Mother Nature,” Espling said.
Some golf guides, together with Hermon Meadow Golf Club in Hermon, have already opened with nine of 18 holes in play however no riding carts allowed.
Bangor Municipal Golf Course might be weeks far from establishing, and Presque Isle Country Club, which obtained approximately a hundred and fifty inches of snow, in all likelihood will open the closing week of April or first week of May.
“It has been a long iciness,” said Presque Isle Country Club pro and club supervisor Barry Madore. “But if it’s like each different 12 months, irrespective of how great deal snow we get, we always seem to open across the twenty-eighth of April to the 5th of May.”
Madore stated the more significant issue this wintry weather was the wind, which brought about a Quonset hut containing golfing carts to fall apart.
“I’ve never visible our golfing course greater laid low with wind than it changed into this iciness. I’ve in no way visible it blow as tough,” stated Madore, who cited that the wind also caused massive snowdrifts.
The Biddeford/Saco Country Club in Saco opened Friday with 9 of its 18 holes in play.
“It was terrible wintry weather. We survived the ice well,” club pro-Rick Altham stated.
He stated the direction used black sunflower seeds at the veggies to fight the ice and that it worked wonders.
Owner John Snyder stated Hermon Meadow opened Monday, and he said they’d about 50 golfers play as of Thursday.
“We took all of the snow and the ice off the veggies about a month and a half in the past,” Snyder stated. “The greens and the direction look amazing.”
He expects to open a few extra holes this weekend.
Mark Hall, the golf seasoned at Orono’s Penobscot Valley Country Club, plans to open the front nine on Sunday, even though it will depend upon the quantity of the blizzard Friday night time and the drying conditions over the weekend.