Slowly however certainly, golf golf equipment within the area are getting ready for the 2021 season, which may kick off sooner than normal due to the speedy melting of the snow.
We may even, a uncommon phenomenon, begin the season within the final days of April, in Rimouski, when mid-May is the same old level of reference. Another constructive level, the golf equipment are actually conversant in the well being measures that have to be put in place to adjust to anti-COVID directions.
Les Saules Golf Club opened the doorways to its coaching floor on Friday morning, kicking off the season on the very least with preparations.
“The opening of the training ground leads us to believe that our season launch which is usually held around May 10th could take place on April 30th. Last year we opened the season exceptionally late, May 20th. That’s a goal, because Mother Nature may not have said her last word, but I’d bet it will. We are optimistic. We are working hard for that, ”says the Club’s basic supervisor, David Beaudry.
Adjustment of poles
The Club Les Saules is providing a novelty to its regulars this yr, specifically the adjustment of poles (“club fitting”). “It’s been very successful. We have acquired a machine that does data analysis and we have a whole range of sticks on display. We can offer an option of 25 different rods for a given stick type. These are mostly adjustments that can allow the golfer to improve his game by using a stick shank that matches his swing, either through flexibility or stiffness. It can happen that we work on the length of this rod, but especially for golfers who are very tall or short, ”explains Mr. Beaudry.
At Bic too
The 4 different Rimouski golf equipment are additionally contemplating an earlier begin to the season than normal.
“Same thing: we’re ready to get ahead of the start of the season, but we don’t have a date in mind yet. There are still checks to be done by the superintendent in the field. It’s his 30e year or so of our current superintendent and he told me that the practice green had never looked so good, so early. It is a clue that announces well. If we cannot say a date, we can practically be certain that the season will start earlier than last year, ”confirms Jonathan Moreau, the brand new skilled at Club Bic.
He is due to this fact very excited and begins to really feel at residence after having succeeded Michel Blier, who left for the Club de la Vallée du Richelieu after 30 years of service. “I’m settling down and putting things in my hands in the store. I’m starting to feel more at home there. As for the sanitary measures, one can expect that it will be quite easy to adjust. The only change that could occur, according to what we have learned, is that golfers may have to wear their masks all the way to the tee on the first hole, ”he added.
“We are sure to have an early start to the season, but we do not yet have a date to propose. It depends on the snowmelt, but it looks good. Our greens already have color and we have installed canvases. We wait for the ground to harden a bit, because there is still snow to melt and there is water all over the place. On the other hand, it should go quickly. We got used to COVID last year and it will be a bit the same this year, ”says the supervisor of Club L’Empress de Pointe-au-Père, Diane Dugas.
40e birthday in Val-Neigette
At Club Val-Neigette, the dean of golf professionals in Rimouski, Richard Plourde, celebrates his 40e anniversary similtaneously the delivery of the Club.
“We will mark the 40e anniversary with activities yet to be confirmed. Here too, the snowmelt is going well. It promises to be an early start to the season: the ground is not frozen and there is no ice. It melts quickly. We are confident that we will have a good season. There is a bit of questioning about the sanitary measures, but if we go back to last season, that shouldn’t be a problem. Golf is a sport that easily adapts to distance. Monday, we will have a little more news. We also wonder if we will be able to open the restaurant. At the very least, we can play like we played last season. “
Golf de la Rivière-Hâtée
The supervisor of the Rivière-Hâtée Golf Club, a lighted nine-hole course, Chantal Ouellet can also be on the alert for the launch of the 2021 season.
“It melts nicely. The land is sort of clear, however the soil could be very moist. My reference date is often May 14th. But if the circumstances permit it, it might be earlier than. If we will do it, we’ll open beforehand: we will not wait to get began! She says.
The ski ends
As we take out the golf golf equipment, the ski season is over in Val-d’Irène, within the Matapedia Valley, whereas the Parc du Mont-Comi, in La Mitis, and the Parc du Mont-Saint -Mathieu, in Les Basques, have each confirmed that this weekend would be the final of 2020-2021 for boardsports.