Fore! Finally!


Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

The recent cool temperatures aren’t expected to chill the enthusiasm of local golfers who are finally getting back out on the greens. The Neepawa Golf & Country Club (NGCC) has confirmed it will open for the season on Thursday, May. 3. As of Tuesday, May 1, it was expected that all 18 holes would be available for play heading into the weekend.

NGCC general manager/CPGA golf pro Landon Cameron said some late season snowfall combined with colder than normal temperatures did slow down their preparations for the new year, but that they were able to work around it.

“[The weather] backed us up a bit. We’re probably three weeks behind right now, compared to where we were last year. That being said, it’s good moisture for the ground to get going. Any moisture in the spring is good moisture,” said Cameron.  “Everybody is itching to get out there and get going. It’s a weather dependent business. You are at mother nature’s mercy and she’s not really been cooperating with us yet this spring. But, hopefully, we’ll get going here shortly and have a successful year.”

Cameron noted that staff and grounds crew at the Neepawa Golf & Country Club have done a tremendous job dealing with the weather and ensuring the course, as well as the clubhouse, are ready to go. He added that club members are excited to get back out on the course and hopefully start enjoying a few rounds with some warmer weather to go along with it.