Mild conditions allows Osprey Links Golf Course to open almost 10 days earlier than the club's previous earliest opening
Most golfers in the area do their March and early April golfing in Florida or on a sunny island in the south, but this year, courses from Sudbury to Timmins to North Bay have had record breaking early openings. The Weather Network's Chris Dawson visits Osprey Links Golf Course, in Callander, Ontario on a cool in sunny April morning, where golfers were already in the full-swing of things.
Jeff Rogerson, an Osprey Links Club pro, says that he began to golf the last week of March, about 10 days earlier than the previous earliest opening at the course. "We're dumbfounded by the way the weather has played itself out,"says Rogerson.
Lack of snow in the province contributed to the ideal golfing turf on the course. "The more snow that stays on the ground the more damaging it can be for the turf and because there wasn't any then the turf really didn't have a any choice but to come out healthy," says Osprey Links superintendent, Craig Moody.
There's no doubt that golfers are embracing this warmer winter season, whom otherwise wouldn't get to hit the green until May.