2017 Golf Season and Playing Conditions
This past golf season has been one of the best starts to a golf season that I have ever seen. It started on March the 1st here in the Calgary area and it was a great start to the season. All the courses were open, some had watered only the tee boxes and greens but most all of them were ready for play from day one. There were still a handful of snow piles around but none that you would be concerned about hitting into.
The day after opening day, it snowed about 30 cm overnight which shut down a few courses again for another week or so, but then we went straight into summer for about 6 weeks. The next major snowfall we got did not come until early May and that was only about 2 inches. So this season has been better than average in terms of playing conditions and how early you can get out onto the course and play.
This year there were also more courses with carts available on them earlier than normal as well, so that was a nice surprise. Most years they have to wait until they see a good amount of growth both on the fairways and in between them as well before they take carts off the paths and put them back onto the turf. This year there was just enough
Golf is a game of skill and passion. It is played by both men and women. Often times, golfers find themselves playing in conditions that are not ideal for their play. They may be playing on a course that is too short, or the grass may be too long on the greens. The following blog will analyze how these factors affected the 2017 golf season and what can be done to improve next year’s season.
Golf Season: Spring 2017
As you know, the 2017 golf season was very challenging due to weather conditions. We experienced many rainy days in April and May which made it difficult for us to get out on the course as often as we would have liked. The rain also caused our greens to be soft and slow throughout most of those weeks when we did manage to get out there! This led many players into having trouble with their putting game because they were not able to adjust properly from previous experiences playing on dryer greens with more roll speed.
The first few weeks of Spring brought temperatures in the low 60s and high 50s, which made it easier for players to hit longer shots off tee boxes since they were not getting much distance loss due to heat or humidity factors affecting their ability perform at peak performance levels throughout an entire round (18 holes
As the 2017 season approaches, the golf course is preparing for another year. The 2016 season was an outstanding year and the staff looks forward to doing it again this year. We are expecting the same great weather conditions that we had last year.
The 2017 golf season will start on Tuesday March 14th, weather permitting. We plan to open earlier in the spring than usual so that people can get out and enjoy the warm weather.
The golf course will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Please note that no play is allowed on those days, however you may use the driving range and practice facilities.
The 2017 golf season at JCB will be one to remember. The summer season started with a very wet spring that brought us over 15 inches of rain in the month of May. As a result, there was a lot of water on the course and we were faced with some tough playing conditions throughout the month.
But things turned around quickly with the dry weather we experienced in June. For the first time in over 6 years, we did not receive any rain in the month of June. The dry weather allowed for some great playing conditions for our members and guests. The grass was able to grow and recover from all of the rain we had received in May and early June.
The dry weather continued into July and August which has given us some great playing conditions heading into the fall golf season. Temperatures are starting to drop as we move into September so come out and enjoy these cooler temperatures while they last!
We are excited to announce that the JCB Golf Course will open for the 2017 season on Monday, April 10th. The course is looking great and this year we have more than a few surprises in store for our Members and guests. Our staff has been working tirelessly to get the course ready for play, and we want to thank them for all their hard work.
Last year, we had an unprecedented amount of rain fall on our area, which resulted in a challenging golfing season. This year, we hope to have better weather conditions. If you follow us on social media or check our blog often, you may remember that last year in late May, we were forced to close for two weeks due to wet conditions. While we do not expect that this will happen again this year, it is likely that we will experience some wet conditions as it is still winter and spring rains are expected.
The team at the JCB Golf Course wants to share with you what our maintenance crew is doing now and in the weeks ahead so that you can understand our process and be aware of any closures or adjustments that may occur. We hope that by sharing this information with you, you will feel informed and comfortable with how things are going when it comes
The 2017 golfing season has been a challenging one for many courses across the country. Heavy rainfall and flooding in parts of the country, drought in others, and warm temperatures all over the place have made it tough on the greens.
It’s important to take into account the conditions of the course when you’re playing. I’ve heard a lot of people say “I just don’t understand how I missed that putt, it was right in my wheelhouse.” Well, if your ball hits even a slightly damp patch on the putting surface and slows down just a little bit, it can easily result in a miss.
This is particularly true with long putts, and downhill ones as well. It’s important to read your putts carefully and take note of any changes in grass density or color that might indicate moisture on the green. The best way to do this is to pay close attention as you walk up to your ball, looking for small details that will change how you play your shot.
The playing conditions on the JCB golf course are a bit different from those elsewhere, but they can be very good. It’s a hilly course, so it’s not as dry as other courses, and there is often some rain. There are also some slick greens, which can make it difficult to get a good score.
The weather was mostly dry this year, with a lot of rain in the early part of the season, and the course was pretty dry for much of the summer. It’s not as wet as some other courses though, and that can help with the score.
In addition to being a hilly course, there are also some steep slopes, which can make it difficult to get a good score, especially when you are trying to hit your tee shot over a hill or into a narrow fairway. The greens are very fast though, so if you do hit one into one of these fairways and find yourself in trouble you can usually chip or putt out of it.