Hundreds enjoy a holiday at the linksLeonard, ND (WDAY TV) - 2 words seldom used together in North Dakota, Christmas and golfing, but this weekend the two meshed pretty well. Hundreds took to the Leonard Country Club and enjoyed a holiday at the links.
Leonard, ND (WDAY TV) - 2 words seldom used together in North Dakota, Christmas and golfing, but this weekend the two meshed pretty well. Hundreds took to the Leonard Country Club and enjoyed a holiday at the links.
Kathy Teegarden – Holiday Golfer: “Heard the golf course was open and we thought, how often do you ever get to golf in North Dakota in December, so we thought we'd give it a try today.”
The no-snowmobiling signs are still put a way. The tee-time calendar is booked and Hundreds of willing golfer's are hitting the Links. It's December 26th.
Mike Pulczinski – Owner, Leonard Country Club: “It started with the phone ringing off the hook. I just had a bunch of demand with phone calls from friends and members, we decided "What the heck?"
Mike Pulczinski and his family have been running the Leonard Country Club for 17 years.
Pulczinski: “Never seen anything like it. We've made it into Thanksgiving before, but never into December with playing golf.”
152 rounds were played today. Every tee time booked after 10 a.m. Temperatures hit as high as 52-degrees in the area, shattering local records, but gusty winds made for a tough day on the course.
Adam Teegarden – Holiday Golfer: “Very bad, the wind is extremely hard to play. The ball won't even stay on the green. It was a good day to come out and try out my new cards for Christmas, but hopefully I'll do better in the summer with them.”
The bogey's were plentiful as many hacked their way through a tough round, but the family, fun and Christmas spirit was right on par.
Kathy Teegarden: “It was fun getting on the brown, we called it the brown and not the green today. It was a lot of fun, I'd do it again next year if we have a brown Christmas.”
Josh Heath – Holiday Golfer: “I bought some extra balls, so I plan on losing a few.”
The Country Club is talking about starting 2012 the same way it finished 2011, with a new year's day scramble, weather permitting of course.