More Snow Continues to Delay Golf Season

Updated: 04/22/2013 8:28 PM By: Tim Sherno

A snow storm expected to deliver several inches of snow to the metro Monday night will have a chilling impact on drivers navigating Minnesota roads, and the start of the golf season.

Jason Wolford, the Golf Course Greens Superintendent at the Gross National Golf Course in Minneapolis, says the course and the calendar are in conflict. "It doesn't seem like April, but it really is," he said.

Wolford says crews have not been able to do any maintenance or preparation work on the greens because much of the course is still covered with snow. Even though winter has extended into spring, Wolford isn't worried about damage.

"There shouldn't be any long-term issues," he said. "We treated everything last fall with fungicide to prevent any snow mold issues. From what I see the grass looks really good this point; it's just a matter getting warmer soil temperatures."

According to Wolford, even after the latest round of snow has melted, it will take more time before anyone will be able to play. "The golf course still has to firm up and dry out quite a bit before people can come out and play," he said.