Friday, January 17, 2014
Spring 2014 update
It doesn't take long to daydream about spring and wonder when old man winter will relieve us of the natural beauty of ice and snow. The good people of weather trends have issued a spring golf favorability outlook. I have included the map below. I don't know if cabin fever has made me overly cynical, but saying that the spring golf season forecast will be similar to average, is well.......useless.
That is right, you heard it here first. Our spring outlook for golf will be similar to average, expect a few warm sunny days, followed by sleet and freezing rain. Warm temps in early March will make everyone eager to play, while nighttime lows will prevent the frost from leaving the ground. Some will ask "what is he saving it for?" Certain that I have gone mad during winter lockup. While the latter maybe true, I do love to play, and you will be hard pressed to find anyone more eager than myself to open the course. Spring is tricky. Frozen soils do not drain, and saturated frozen conditions will keep us on the temporary greens for a week or two longer. We usually open up on average, in between the second week of March and the first week of April.
Weather favorability outlook......still makes me laugh,