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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Friday, August 17th

CFL
Ottawa 44 Winnipeg 21

Manitoba Major Soccer League
1st Division
Scotia United 1 Hanover Kickers 0

Western Canada AA Baseball Championships

@ La Broquerie
Round Robin
Pee Wee
Portage 11 Carillon 10 
Abbotsford Angels 7 Carillon 3
Bantam
Carillon 6 TriCity Thunder 3
Midget
North West Prairie Pirates 18 Carillon 4 
Beaumont Bosox 3 Carillon 2

American Baseball Association
Sioux City 6 Winnipeg 2

Major League Baseball
American League
New York 7 Toronto 5 
Boston 7 Tampa Bay 3
Cleveland 2 Baltimore 1
Chicago 9 Kansas City 3 
Texas 6 Los Angeles 4 
Minnesota 5 Detroit 4 
Oakland 4 Houston 3 (10 innings)
National League
Philadelphia 4 New York 2
Washington 8 Miami 2
Cincinnati 2 San Francisco 1
Colorado 11 Atlanta 5
St. Louis 5 Milwaukee 2 
Arizona 9 San Diego 4
Chicago 1 Pittsburgh 0
Interleague
L.A. Dodgers 11 Seattle 1

 

Saturday, August 18th

CFL
B.C. at Toronto, 3 p.m.
Montreal at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

Western Canada AA Baseball Championships
@ La Broquerie
Round Robin
Pee Wee
Carillon vs Olds, 11:45 a.m.
Bantam
Carillon vs Souris, 9 a.m.
Carillon vs Leduc, 5:15 p.m.
Midget
Carillon vs Portage, 2:30 p.m.

American Baseball Association
Sioux City at Winnipeg, 6 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m.
Houston at Oakland, 3:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Chicago, 6:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Boston, 6:10 p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m.
Los Angeles at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
National League
New York at Philidelphia, 3:05 p.m.
Miami at Washington, 6:05 p.m.
Chicago at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m.
Colorado at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m.
Arizona at San Diego, 7:40 p.m.
Interleague
L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

Manitoba Major Soccer League
6th Division
Grunthal SC vs Crescentwood
@ Grunthal, 12 p.m.

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