HOPKINS, Minn. (WCCO) — The April snow is taking an especially big toll on spring sports in the state.
With more winter weather on the way on Friday, Twin Cities golf courses are bracing for impact.READ MORE: At Least 2 Dead In Head-On Crash Near Lake Mille Lacs
On average, Minneapolis city golf courses see about 13,000 rounds of golf being played throughout the month of April.
This year, all of that revenue has been lost due to the cold temperatures and the snow, leaving more than 230 employees held off from working at the courses.READ MORE: Parents Demand More Distance Learning Options As COVID Cases Rise Ahead Of School Year
The city of Minneapolis wants to sell 8,500 patron cards for city courses this year and all the snow is just making people more excited to break out their clubs.
“This spring is just a disaster. This is not helping, people are pent up, ready to play golf,” said Matt Just, the director of golf operations for the Minneapolis Parks and Rec Board. “It’s not hurting our morale, we are making adjustments where we need to, but we are ready.”
While it isn’t pretty right now, the prolonged snow pack doesn’t have any lasting impact on the course.MORE NEWS: Drought To Have Lasting Impact On Minnesota's Christmas Tree Farms
Golf officials just need the frost to get out so people can start teeing up.