Neepawa inching closer to golf season


By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

There is optimism building around the Neepawa Golf and Country Club for the upcoming season, as the executive board has released its spring report. 

In the newsletter, which can be viewed on the club’s website, board president Danny Guillas noted that snow melt has already occurred and there have been no reports of spring flood damage so far. Guillas noted that this opens up the potential for an earlier spring start. 

CPGA head golf professional for the Neepawa Golf and Country Club Landon Cameron concurred with that assessment and noted that if the weather cooperates it is feasible that the course could potentially open within the next seven to 10 days. As for upgrades and repairs along the course, Guillas suggested that one area the grounds crew identified for special attention early in the year were the cart paths. 

Floods and excessive rains over the past few seasons have taken a tremendous toll on the pathways and Guillas hopes that this year will allow for improvements to some of the perennial trouble spots. 

The club’s winter rebuilding project has been completed and focused on the eighth hole bridge. With those upgrades complete, it’s expected there will be for less confusion for players. It’s also expected to aid with the logistics of getting mower equipment to all parts of the golf course.  Two mowers have also been purchased for the club for the upcoming season.