Slow start to golfing season in the region
Published Friday, April 8, 2016 6:17PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, April 8, 2016 6:44PM EDT
The Masters are underway in Augusta, but in Kitchener Waterloo it’s hard to find people out on the links.
“It’s killing us from a golfing point of view. Just terrible,” said Bill Merker, owner of Grand Valley Golf Course.
Many courses in the region are still closed, and those that are open say business is slow.
“It will probably reduce our green fees in half for the month of April,” Merker said.
It’s a similar story at Whistle Bear Golf Club. The course is still closed, and there is snow on the greens.
“At the end of the day we have to wait for mother nature to co-operate and the golf course to be ready for play,” said Adam Tobin from Whistle Bear Golf Club.
Tobin says the late start hasn’t impacted their business since members pay a flat fee for the season regardless of when they open.
There are indoor options for those desperate to get back in the swing of things.
“We have a lot of people that have come in to brush up on their swings and make them a better golfer for the summer time,” Scott McGregor with Max’s Golf Centre said.
Clubs that are still closed hope the weather will co-operate, and they can open within the next two weeks.