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Rain, storms affect golf seasonSubmitted: 05/27/2015
Rain, storms affect golf season
Story By Karolina Buczek

RHINELANDER - The rainy weather could be hurting some golf courses in the Northwoods. The Northwood Golf Club in Rhinelander has had fewer golfers than normal this month.

The club usually has many people pre-book their tee-times for the summer. But this year, not as many people are doing that. The club says it actually had more golfers playing in April than in May this year.

"This year we had an early arrival," says the club's gold pro Dan Buckley. "The weather was terrific and we got going early and players were out. We had a very, very good April. Mild temperatures [and] minimal rain."

When the sun does come out, golfers come fairly quickly to play. But the on-and-off rain makes it difficult to have players consistently on the course.

The rain isn't all bad though. It has helped get the course into great shape.

"The course is magnificent," says Buckely. "It's probably the top two in the 27 years that I've been here. It's perfect. It's really, really good so there's no reason not to be on it, other than we've got to get the sun to show up a little bit."

The club hopes more people start pre-booking their tee-times once the weather gets better.


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