A group of volunteers help clean the snow and ice off the greens at the Golden Golf Club.

Green is showing through at the Golden Golf Club

About half a dozen volunteers helped to help clear the ice and snow off of the greens at the Golden Golf Club.

About half a dozen volunteers trekked through the slush to help clear the ice and snow off of the greens at the Golden Golf Club.

“Having volunteers is everything. If we didn’t have them, we wouldn’t be able to do it,” said Patrick Chury, general manager of the Golden Golf Club.

The 18-hole course has 20 greens that need tending to. And this year the volunteer crews are at it a little earlier than usual.

“This is a bit early. We normally don’t have to scrape snow off or anything. But unfortunately, this winter we had an ice layer built up on the greens,” said Chury.

“The ice was so thick this year, and we were concerned about the grass not being able to breath,” said Daniel Komarniski, who works maintenance at the golf course. “So we really wanted to release those gasses.”

Volunteers, most of whom are members at the club, had already been out for a week clearing the greens.

“It would be nice if we had perfect weather where we can work right through, but I think we’ll be at it for another two weeks,” said Chury.

“It needs to be 5 degrees roughly during the day, that way the snow is soft and the ice is softer and we can remove it without too much damage to the greens.”

If everything goes well, Chury is hoping the course will be open in less than two months.

“We’re shooting for May 3 for an opening date, but it is very weather dependent.”

 

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