Golf courses can recover quickly from winter damage

A co-owner of Idlewild Golf Club says the high snow banks now being reduced by rain and milder temperatures are not big obstacles to opening for the season.  Phil Riddle says the course will be able to recover from winter damage.  He adds it's all dependent on what the retreating snow and ice reveal.


Idlewild Golf Club's Pro Shop traditionally opens April 1st.  While he cannot guarantee the fairways and greens will be open that day, Riddle is seeing some optimistic signs in the melting snow and ice.


Riddle says recovering from winter damage is all part of golf course ownership.  Idlewild Golf Club, however, will be removing a number of Ash trees over this season following damage from the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. 

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