Golfers rolling in the greens

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Springhill Centennial Golf Clubs superintendent continues upgrades

SPRINGHILL - An early season and great conditions are making for happy golfers at the Springhill Centennial Golf Club.

Golfers rolling in the greens

SPRINGHILL - An early season and great conditions are making for happy golfers at the Springhill Centennial Golf Club.
"The course is in great shape for early spring," Golfer John Clarke said. "Look at those greens, they're beautiful."
Clarke, besides being a golfer, is also a counsellor at Springhill High School, said everyone should come out and golf but added, "I'd like to see more kids out here."
Part of the reason for the great conditions is because of work carried out in the fall.
"I did a lot of work in the fall that dealt with drainage," course superintendent Mark Calder said.
This is Calder's second year at the Springhill Centennial Golf Club. He worked for eight years at the Northumberland Links in Pugwash before making the jump over to the Springhill course.
"Being new here last year people really went out of their way to help me out," Calder added. "I had a lot of help from the members with general maintenance. It's been a great experience working here."
Al Hicks, who checking the course out, can't be happier with the work Calder has done.
"The greens are in June shape," Hicks said. "Mark is very knowledgeable; he knows his stuff. He apprenticed down in Pugwash under John Mills for close to ten years."
Chairman of the course Robert Carter also said the course is great shape and hopes more people come out to play.
"The water's all gone, things are growing good and the greens are good. The course is in really good shape," Carter said.
The course opened on April 21, and course manager Ed Dobson is very pleased with the number of players coming out to the course.
"This is one of the earliest openings we've had so everything up to now has been gravy," Dobson said.
Dobson also said the response he's received about changes to the course have been very good.
"We've got all kinds of positive feedback," he said.
Dobson said the cost for a season pass at the Springhill Centennial Golf Club is $325 for first time members and $400 for a family membership.

dmathieson@springhillrecord.com

Organizations: Springhill Centennial Golf Clubs, Springhill High School

Geographic location: Pugwash

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