Warm Temperatures Mean Early Start to Golf Season
Last year’s golf season got off to a wet start for Mainers, but this year, things are already looking up. The sunshine has Mainers seeing green. ” We’re ecstatic about the weather we’ve had this week. In the 80′s, it’s unheard of in March, so we’re very happy about that,” said Jay Collier, manager of Pine Hill Golf Club and Course in Brewer. Pine Hill Golf Club and Course is ready for people to tee off, as is Hermon Meadow. ” Hopefully we’re gonna be open for the season now,” said Thea Davis, Hermon Meadow’s golf professional. Right now, the biggest hazard on the greens is the wind, but it actually helps dry Pine Hill out, which is a good thing since last year’s wet weather delayed course openings. ” Last year we didn’t open until April 16th,” said Collier. Golfers are taking advantage of the extra month to hit the links. ” The Mainers are a pretty hearty bunch and whether it’s 30′s, 40′s or 50′s they’re out here playing golf,” said Collier with a smile. ” Moisture doesn’t seem to matter to golfers. They want to get out here and swing golf clubs and so we’re all for that,” added Davis. With a stroke of luck, the weather will cooperate, and this season will be a hole-in-one.