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Golf Course Opening A Ways Off

2013 03 golf1First fairway at the Fly-In still has heavy snow cover.

What a difference a year makes. Brian Guenther is the head Professional at the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Course. He says, at this time last year, they were getting ready to open the course.

"It was the earliest in our history. We were on the golf course March 30th."

Guenther says it will be a lot different in 2013. He notes their average opening date is the third week of April and thinks it's still possible they could hit that mark this year. Guenther believes that once the weather changes, it will warm up pretty quickly.

He adds this is the most snow there has been on the golf course in about ten years. He anticipates there could be a bit of spring flooding on the golf course but doesn't expect it will be too serious.

"After the project we did about seven to eight years ago, the flooding we see now is a 36 to 48 hour problem and then the water is back within the banks of the creek. The flooding shouldn't be that bad."

2013 03 golf210th and 12th fairways

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