By: Jonathan Cooper
Winters in Lawrence can be rough. Last winter, the city had above average amounts of snow, but this year the city has seen only a couple of inches. With unseasonably warm temperatures on top of this, local golf courses have thrived.
“In January and February last year we had about 100 people total, but this year we had well over a thousand just in those two months,” Ed White, the owner of Alvamar Orchards golf course, said.
The warm weather has helped local golf players as well. KU sophomore Jack Gentry did not have to stop playing this year once fall ended.
“It’s been nice because usually you have to take about two and a half months off without getting outside and swinging the club,” Gentry said.
White said his golf course relies heavily on KU students for business, so students like Gentry have played a big role in their success this season.
As for White personally, he said he has been able to play almost every day.