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Published November 09, 2010, 09:59 AM

Mild fall weather providing more opportunities to get outdoors

Mapleton, ND (WDAY TV) - Unfortunately, this is probably the last time we'll see temperatures in the 60's until spring. The thought of this being our last hurrah for nice weather, was enough to get a lot of people outside today.

Does it get any better than 60 degrees, a small breeze and a golf club in your hand in November?

"Perfect, it's perfect I mean normally we're done by now it's just a bonus."

Retired Fargo North teachers Ray Callaghan and Dennis Roden spend their summers golfing. They meet up about 4 to 5 times a week pushing the seasons end to its limits. Edgewood, their home course closed on Sunday.

"I actually was ready to put stuff away after Sunday and then I saw this and I thought we got to do it man."

It's part of living in this climate. Outdoor hobbies are always seasonal and at some point have to be given up for the year. That some point for these two is still up for negotiation.

"We've played later but in all honesty this is probably it."

"Well maybe tomorrow it still might be so if it's not raining we might go again tomorrow but it gets 40 and below that's to cold for these old bones."

The weather has been a nice boost for the Maple River Golf Club. They're one of just a handful of courses still open in our area and tee times both yesterday and today have been jam packed from open to close."

Good thing for these two, indoor simulators can be found around Fargo.

"We shoot some really nice rounds there, you don't have to putt you know."

Maple River will stay open through the week; any farther depends on the weather.

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