With warm weather expected for Regina over the next week, golfers will be hitting the links for most of October.
While frost has been spotted on the grounds early some days, members of the Wascana Country Club have been taking advantage of the mild fall forecast.
“Certainly by late morning the course is up and running, sun is shining, have good temperatures and as a private club, we’ve got a fair but of members playing regularly,” said Greg Dukart, the club’s CEO.
Dukart said it’s been a great year for golf, with almost no time lost due to weather.
“I don’t think we had a day’s closure here for rain or weather at all, and in my 10 or nine years at the club, it’s the first I’ve ever seen.”
That sentiment is shared by Royal Regina Golf Club general manager Kyle Mulligan.
“There might’ve been a little windy days out there, but to be honest, there was only one day that you couldn’t play golf due to rain,” Mulligan said. “From a golfer’s standpoint, terrific year, one of the best you’ll ever see on record.”
He noted most golfers think of the season being from mid-April to the end of September, so getting extra days is a bonus.
“It’s an opportunity for people to get outside, enjoy recreation and get some fresh air before we hit the winter months.”
Despite the warm weather, both clubs will be closing for the season Sunday to begin winterizing the courses.