Lack of summer heat means good news for golf courses

Players more likely to come out in milder temps.

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – Tuesday turned out to be a lovely, warm summer day, but it turns out that we have had below-average temperatures for the past week. In fact, we haven’t even hit the 90-degree mark at all this month.

The milder-than average summer has been good news for some businesses, such as golf courses, which have benefited from the more comfortable temperatures.

“More players do come out when it’s nicer. It’s almost like it’s been early fall all year. We’re actually still waiting on summer to show up,” said Joe Finnie, a golf professional at Edgewood Golf Club in Southwick.

“I think it’s much better for golf courses, and it’s a good thing.”

The milder weather is not just good for bringing people to the course; it also helps with keeping the course beautiful. It’s easier to maintain golf courses in temperate climates, because the grass needs less watering and the courses are in better condition.

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