November record for some county golf courses.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) — It was a record breaking weekend in many ways. The warm temperatures were a bonus for anyone who wanted to participate in outdoor activities, including golf. The golf courses in the area were very happy to welcome golfers to their courses.
Temperatures will return to normal and that means most golf courses had their last hurray yesterday. Matt Madore of the Près Isle Country Club said last week was a record week for the course.
Matt Madore: “By far the busiest November and probably did more business this week in November than we did the whole of October last year.”
The course is quiet today as they begin to put the course to bed for the winter, but he said the past few days the parking lot has felt like a day in late September or early October, not the November 5 and 6.
Madore: “Yesterday, driving around the golf course around 1 a.m., we still had nearly 38 cars in the parking lot. The storm blew in around 4 a.m. and everyone left the property. It was an incredible day.
It wasn’t just the members who were enjoying the unusual heat. Madore says he’s seen faces in the past seven days that he’s never seen before because they wanted to go for one last round
Madore: “I think a lot of the courses in the area closed and there were a lot of people I had never seen before, either visiting the area or just wanting to get in the last round. had a ton of people here this weekend and last.
The flag is no longer flying in the wind, it is a sign that the course is closed and it is now time to prepare the course for the winter season.
Madore: “We have a lot to prepare the golf course for the winter. If we hadn’t covered the greens, we might have continued for a few more weeks, but with the covering of the greens and the preparation for that, we had to stop it. It’s been a hell of a week for us, a bonus for sure.
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