Early spring great for golfers
Warm temperatures, great conditions means busy weekend at Pitcher’s Pond
Unseasonably warm spring temperatures are being greeted with enthusiasm throughout the region, especially by those who enjoy the game of golf.
Pitcher’s Pond golf course in Whiteway, Trinity South was bristling with activity during the weekend of April 21-22, with some 350 rounds played on the ninehole facility, said manager Ray Tuck.
“It was one of the busiest weekends we ever had this early in the season,” said Tuck, adding that the course is in “great” condition.
Temperatures reached into the low 20s over the weekend.
Pitcher’s Pond is traditionally one of the first courses in the province to open, and this year was no exception. Tuck said the first players stepped to the tee on March 6, following a mild winter with very little snowfall.
He said one enthusiast showed up with a specialized propane heater in his enclosed golf cart, which is symbolic of the extremes some people will go to play the game.
With the rain and cold temperatures from summer 2011 still
“It was one of the busiest weekends we ever had this early in the season.”
fresh in everyone’s minds, outdoor enthusiasts are hoping that summer 2012 is more forgiving, and are encouraged by the early signs.
Many of those making their way around the course were quick to point out that the recent cluster of warm days surpassed the entire month of June 2011.
Pitcher’s Pond, which opened in 2005, is run by a board of directors. Tuck said all profits are reinvested into the course.
Paul Thomas lines up his shot off the tee at Pitcher’s Pond golf course in Whiteway on Sunday, April 22.