More Rain, Fewer Golfers

By: Josh Knight Email
By: Josh Knight Email

The abundance of rain this spring is taking a toll on local golf courses.

Tuesday was the first time this year that golfers at Heritage Oaks in Harrisonburg couldn't take carts out, because some of the paths are flooded.

"In the month of April and even in May, we've seen our numbers stay steady or drop a little bit and it's primarily due to the rain. We've had a lot more rain this April than we did last April," says Dave Johns, the PGA Golf Pro at Heritage Oaks.

Despite the rain, about a dozen people golfed Tuesday, braving the elements to enjoy the city's course.

Johns has been with Heritage Oaks for about ten years and says there have been some rainy springs in the past, but this one has been especially wet.

However, when the weather is nice, Johns says a lot of people have been coming out this season.

On the bright side, the rain has been good for the greens.

Johns explains that now a few days of sun and warmth would make them look even better. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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