KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Elmwood Golf Course Opens Greens



Bookmark and Share

Golfers who have been waiting all winter to spend a day out on the green had their chance on Saturday.

Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls opened their courses this week and have been busy ever since.

The pings of clubs hitting golf balls and the rumble of carts along the paths could be heard all across Elmwood Golf Course on Saturday, where, after months of cold and snow, hundreds of eager golfers returned for the first time since December.

“You can’t tell by our game sometimes, but we have a lot of fun. It's a nice day, good to be out. When you get to be our age just moving is half the battle,” said Sioux Falls resident Robert Benson.

Benson and a few friends are happy to be back in their element, but said they wish they could have gotten as early a start as last season.

“We probably had 20 rounds in by last year because it was so warm. (It was) unusually warm,” said Benson.

The popular Sioux Falls course opened their driving range on Thursday and had both courses back in business on Friday. The opening was early into spring, but later than usual due to the winter weather.

“We were open March 7th last year. A little bit different, but anything before April 1st is still pretty good and I think everybody is ready to go this year for sure., said Danny Sinken, Head Professional at Elmwood Golf Course.

“The weather forecast said it was going to be a warm spring and the ground hog said it was going to come early and it never happened. So we've been chomping at the bit!” said Bill Cheslow, an avid golfer from Sioux Falls.

Cheslow has been waiting months to practice his shot, but wishes the weather felt a little more like springtime.

“It could be a little bit warmer and a little less wind, but for March, it's pretty good,” said Cheslow.

However, for some, the weather for the opening weekend couldn't be better.

“It's Easter weekend and it's a beautiful day. We drove down from St. Paul because there is no snow down here and we might as well enjoy the beautiful state of South Dakota,” said Michael Sweeney.

Last year Elmwood had the links open until December 12th. They hope another mild start to winter will allow them to keep them open just as long.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

BackPack Program To Feed Record Amount  story with video

The number of stomachs one South Dakota food assistance program has been ...

Obama Authorizes Federal Disaster Aid For SD

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for South Dakota ...

1st Revenue Estimate Puts SD State Budget In Black

Two agencies say state government is expected to end the new fiscal year in the black. ...

SF Road Construction Season In Full Swing  story with video  Jul. 28

Grain Elevators Looking For More Trains  story with video  Jul. 28

Police Release SF Robbery Suspect Pictures  Jul. 28

Man Reported Fake Robbery At SD Verizon Store  Jul. 28

SBA Disaster Centers Closing In 3 SD Cities  Jul. 28

Education Students In SD Get State Scholarship  Jul. 28

No More Handshakes  story with video  Jul. 28

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar For $8.5 billion  Jul. 28

Court Upholds SD Man's Murder Sentence  Jul. 28

CO Man Dies In Meade County Accident  Jul. 28

Aurora Woman Killed In Idaho Accident  Jul. 28

Iowa Town Bracing For Closure Of Tyson Foods Plant  Jul. 28

Grain Storage Space A Problem In Parts Of SD  Jul. 28

SD Statehood Project Uses Soil From Each County  Jul. 28

Tornado-Stricken Nebraska Town Gets Some Iowa Help  Jul. 28

Officials Urge Crackdown On Tax Evaders At Rally  Jul. 28

Tribal Group Asking For Hearing On Water Rights  Jul. 28

KDLT News Archive
     

Police Release SF Robbery Suspect Pictures

Sioux Falls Police have released surveillance pictures ...

CO Man Dies In Meade County Accident

A Colorado man died in a one-vehicle crash on the New ...

No More Handshakes  story with video

(NBC News) Our society dictates that when meeting someone new the polite ...

Court Upholds SD Man's Murder Sentence  Jul. 28

Aurora Woman Killed In Idaho Accident  Jul. 28

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar For $8.5 billion  Jul. 28

BackPack Program To Feed Record Amount  story with video  Jul. 28

Iowa Town Bracing For Closure Of Tyson Foods Plant  Jul. 28

KDLT News Archive
     

Madison and Tabor advance to "B" Championship  story with video

Tabor won a thriller over Groton 6-5 to advance to Tuesday's State "B" Legion ...

Hejna jumps into college football at SDSU  story with video

Considering his first name it's appropriate that Yankton's J. J. ...

Vikings Sign Rudolph To Extension  story with video

Mankato, MN (July 27, 2014) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced ...

Birds Blow Chance For Sweep  story with video  Jul. 27

Madison Rolls Past Groton At Legion State B  story with video  Jul. 27

Champions Crowned At Asfora/Clayton Tournament  story with video  Jul. 27

Veteran Greenway Leader On Vikings Defense  story with video  Jul. 27

Canaries Make It Two In A Row Against X's  story with video  Jul. 26

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top