Golfers Hit The Links For The Spring Season

Published 04/13 2014 03:50PM

Updated 04/14 2014 01:12AM

Die-hard golfers were keeping their eyes on Augusta National this weekend.
"Everybody is excited to be out here the Masters is on this weekend so that definitely helps," Pro shop manager at Shadow Pines, Jack Gunio says.
But tons of local fans took their first swing of the spring season.
"It's nice the weather is awesome I'm finally glad I can wear a shirt and shorts and not have to freeze," Greg Witkowski says.
Chris DeVincentis, Golf professional at Eagle Vale says this year was one of the worst and the season was delayed a bit.
"The courses are still extremely wet which is why the driving range is not open hopefully we can do that by tomorrow it's the lowest point on the golf course so it's the wettest, if we have to open we'd lose ball after ball," DeVincentis says.
But even that wasn't enough to keep some off the greens.
Some golf courses had a tougher time, but officials at Shadow Pines said they're right on par.
"The back nine is always the worst as far as wetness but the front nine is usually pretty dry," golfer Mike Battaglia says.
Battaglia and friend Dave Monheim knows the courses trouble spots and which yardage puts them in the best position to make birdie. They've been itching all season to play.
"I will take wet and sloppy over cold and snowy any day to this is perfect as far as I'm concerned," Monheim explains.
Now, it's up to them to follow through with a season full of long drives and short putts.

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