STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Golf course pushes back opening date due to weather

Golf course owners are off to a slow start for their spring season due to the weather.

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 6:54 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- The rain and snow over the past few days has delayed golfers from playing on the course. Players at Coyote Crossing can't even step foot on the course until the grounds are officially cleared.

The pond in the center of the course filled up from the rain, covering a majority of the ground. With the rapid weather changes over the past few days, the water has made the grounds unplayable.

Grasskeepers spent the day cleaning up tree branches and clearing golfcart pathways on the grounds.

Superintendent Kris Cotton said this year isn't like one they've seen before.

"The cold temperatures at night is what is really causing this," Cotton said. "The night temperatures are down to the twenties in the mornings when we come in, it's cold and it's tough but we're trying to get things done." 

Rick Galey has been a greenkeeper for 44 years and said there is always work to be done.

"As long as you like mother nature and all the elements, it's part of the game," Galey said. "Hopefully we just put on an outstanding show for all the golfers."

The golf course restaurant and sports store are still open for business, but teams who are supposed to play this weekend will have to be rescheduled for a later date.

West Lafayette
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 55°
Kokomo
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 50°
Rensselaer
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
Fowler
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 55°
Williamsport
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 52°
Crawfordsville
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 46°
Frankfort
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
Delphi
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 56°
Monticello
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 56°
Logansport
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 48°
Hazy Skies Return
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 111505

Reported Deaths: 3506
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion20699758
Lake10217318
Elkhart6368109
St. Joseph604597
Allen5965200
Hamilton4676109
Vanderburgh334129
Hendricks2650122
Monroe240836
Johnson2257122
Tippecanoe221013
Clark211756
Porter205244
Cass19319
Delaware187061
Vigo176622
Madison157775
LaPorte136737
Floyd130361
Howard127563
Kosciusko119017
Bartholomew114957
Warrick114135
Marshall98524
Dubois94918
Boone94446
Hancock90542
Grant88233
Noble88132
Henry76324
Wayne73914
Jackson7349
Morgan69638
Shelby66529
Daviess64127
LaGrange63011
Dearborn62628
Clinton59112
Harrison56024
Putnam5329
Montgomery50521
Lawrence50328
Knox4869
White47914
Gibson4744
Decatur45339
DeKalb45011
Miami4243
Fayette41813
Greene41835
Jasper3822
Steuben3677
Scott35310
Sullivan32912
Jennings30912
Posey3020
Franklin29725
Clay2925
Orange28224
Ripley2788
Carroll27013
Wabash2638
Washington2581
Whitley2526
Starke2517
Wells2472
Adams2443
Jefferson2433
Fulton2352
Huntington2213
Spencer2194
Tipton21722
Perry20913
Randolph2067
Jay1700
Newton17011
Owen1641
Martin1620
Rush1514
Pike1411
Vermillion1260
Fountain1152
Pulaski1141
Blackford1132
Crawford1030
Brown1013
Parke932
Benton880
Union770
Ohio767
Switzerland680
Warren401
Unassigned0225

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events