The 2018 golf season arrived in La Broquerie almost three weeks ago.

"We have a couple of greens that are a little slow right now but everything is starting to perk up and us, like everybody else, is needing a little bit of natural rain,” said La Verendrye Golf manager Darren Dundas. “Not a storm but a little bit of natural rain over a couple of days and everything will perk right up."

Dundas adds they are trying to make up for the lack of help from Mother Nature.

"We just got our irrigation somewhat up and running. We're still doing some tank watering, as much as golfers don't like it, we have to. A light rain would help but we make do with what we have right now."

"We're probably two weeks behind. Those years that we do have early seasons, they quite often don't pan out though because it gets cold in between so we get geared up and then we slow down."

Dundas and his grounds crew have spent the last number of years making sure the course is playable in the event the 18-hole layout is saturated which isn’t the case right now but definitely has been an issue in the past and probably will be again this summer.

"We're going to probably do a little more drainage of course which is a constant battle and we're looking at maybe fixing a couple more tee boxes. Other than that, projects are minimal because we did get a late start and we got shutdown early last year."

Dundas says the La Verendrye golf course is a special place to play and a great test – which of course includes the par six 17th hole.

"I love this golf course simply because it is open and it is challenging to most individuals. You can play a short-distance, you can play a long-distance or mid-distance. It doesn't look like it's challenging but it is a challenging golf course from whatever set of tee boxes you're playing from."


 

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Wednesday, May 23rd

NHL
Eastern Conference
Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
(best of 7 final tied 3-3)

Manitoba Junior Baseball League
Interlake at Elmwood, 7 p.m.
St. James at Altona, 7 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs St. Boniface 
@ Morden, 7 p.m.

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg at Texas, 11:05 a.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Detroit at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m.
New York at Texas, 6:05 p.m.
Los Angeles at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Boston at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Chicago, 7:10 p.m.
Seattle at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.
National League
Arizona at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m.
San Diego at Washington, 3:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m.
Miami at New York, 6:10 p.m.
Colorado at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m.
Interleague
Kansas at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m.
San Francisco at Houston, 1:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Cleveland at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
(best of 7 final tied 2-2)

 

Tuesday, May 22nd

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg 5 Texas 3

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 5 Los Angeles 3
Boston 4 Tampa Bay 2
Texas 6 New York 4
Minnesota 6 Detroit 0
Chicago 3 Baltimore 2
Seattle 3 Oakland 2 (10 innings)
National League
Atlanta 3 Philadelphia 1
Washington 2 San Diego 1
Cincinnati 7 Pittsburgh 2
Miami 5 New York 1
Milwaukee 1 Arizona 0
Los Angeles 5 Colorado 3
Interleague
Cleveland 10 Chicago Cubs 1
Houston 11 San Francisco 2
Kansas City 5 St. Louis 1

NBA
Western Conference
Houston 95 Golden State 92
(best of 7 final tied 2-2)

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