Finally this spring, the cries of ‘Fore’ won’t mean the average daytime high temperature – as golf season is just around the corner.
Golf courses around the province are set to open their driving ranges, including Flowing Springs Golf Greens. General manager Bryan Raymond said their course wintered well.
“I think it’s been a fairly good winter as far as how the golf course wintered,” said Raymond. “Apparently, they don’t see a lot of damage on the golf course and it’s very dry. Just as I say, we need some warm temperatures, that’s all.”
The opening of the driving range is a key time for golf courses, and it’s later than normal.
“Mother Nature has had a hand in that,” Raymond said. “The course is coming along fine. We’ve uncovered the greens and they’re still a little bit frozen so it’ll be another bit of time before we can open them because you have to water them and the ground is frozen.”
In addition to Flowing Springs opening their range Monday, the city of Regina’s courses are also opening their driving ranges at the Goulet, Tor Hill, Murray and Lakeview Par 3 Friday. The city announced in a media release that weather permitting, the city courses will open May 7. The online tee time booking system for the Tor Hill, Murray and Goulet is here and the Lakeview Par 3 tee times will need to be booked in person at the course or by calling 306-777-7370.
The city said all bookings are subject to weather conditions, including frost.
Flowing Springs members can’t wait to get out there.
“I think just about everybody is a little tired of winter, anyway, but for golfers especially,” said Raymond. “The Masters was a couple of weeks ago, and that’s usually the turning point when people start getting really interested in golf. People are waiting patiently, well not really patiently, but they are waiting to get out onto the golf course.”