Golf in Full Swing in Windsor-Essex this Labour Day Weekend


It's been a busy Labour Day Weekend on the links in Windsor-Essex.

Erie Shores Golf and Country Club's Ryan Peltier tells AM800's A-Team the holiday is an obvious factor, but the lack of team sports during the COVID-19 pandemic has made golf the thing to do.

"We're getting a lot of new golfers and a lot of kids with the lack of sports so it's been a pretty good summer for us," says Peltier.

Rochester Golf Club's Kevin Layte has seen a ton of athletes who have never swung a club come out this summer.

"Quite a few soccer players, football players, basketball players that aren't able to enjoy their sports ... that are coming out and dropping money on golf clubs and picking up the game really for the first time," added Layte.

Courses tend to slow down into the fall before they close due to weather, but Orchard View Golf Club's Lindsay Friesen says retirees can't shoot down to Florida this year.

"I feel like this fall could be busier since the snowbirds aren't leaving, they'll get more play," says Friesen.

If the weather holds up, Friesen thinks the increased play in the fall will offset losses from the spring and summer.