With hockey season winding down and the weather turning for the better, golfers are beginning to gear up for the 2016 season.
Out at the Gilbert Plains Country Club the melting continues throughout the course. General Manager of the GPCC, Scott McCallum, says the recent rain has helped speed up the process.
"It makes the melting process that much quicker and it's poundiong away at the snow banks that are out there on the course so we're really excited. Naturally the valley down there, it takes a little longer for things to get out of the way, unlike the flats. It's shaping up, there are some greens exposed and all indications are pointing to the greens looking very good. Seems like they've wintered very well."
The Gilbert Plains Country Club has a number of great incentives this year, including their 30 or under membership fee. If you're 30 and under you can get a membership for 2016 season for just $350.00. McCallum adds they're hoping this will bring in some younger members this year.
"It's a great offer. When we go into our budget meetings with the board they're always eager to help support the people that support our course. They saw this one area that hopefully we can make a difference in and help people out. That 30 and under demographic that's buying their first house, car payments and all those type of things. We know there's stress on that group of people and we wanted to make it affordable for those golfers to come out and enjoy the course as well."
McCallum also says the course has a bunch of great plans for this year and next including improvements to the cart paths, washrooms on the course and more. Next year is the Gilbert Plains Country Club's 50th annaversary.