“It’s soaked. We’re not running any carts today,” said club pro Sean Dadey from behind his desk at the empty pro shop.
You could probably count how many people were on the course today on one hand. But with temperatures expected to be in the upper 70s later this week, Dadey insists Drumlins won’t be quiet for long.
“This will definitely be our first big golf weekend,” the golf pro said. “We expect the West Golf Course to be very crowded starting mid-morning right through.”
Dadey says the public course should draw around 250 golfers on both Friday and Saturday and another 100 or so for Easter Sunday. He’s expecting the student presence to be particularly strong this weekend.
“St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, we had a lot of members on the course but the students were away on Spring Break so we didn’t have a lot of the students at that time. Based on [this weekend’s] forecast we expect student play to be up.”
Dadey recommended golfers get to the course early if they want to avoid a long wait.
“Come Friday and Saturday afternoon I’d expect a half an hour wait on the first tee,” he said.