Swinging on the green: Golfers take advantage of warmer weather

West Michigan golfers took advantage of the unusually warm February weather and took the green.

This kind of weather makes for a picture perfect day to be outside and West Michigan is certainly taking advantage of it.

At the Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe, the course was booked with golfers who have been waiting all winter to get back on the green.

Monday was the first day the golf course was back open since winter. Golfer Joe David wasn't expecting to start golfing again until April; he golfs about twice a week during the golfing season. But the flooding in much of West Michigan was a concern for many people wanting to be outdoors.

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"This drains really well, this course and actually we played yesterday and it's in tip top shape and it's drained really well and it's actually quite dry," David said.

"Looking at a week ago, we weren't looking like we'd be opening, some winds and thankfully we have some drainage going and all of a sudden we were able to open up which has been good for the players, they've liked it and we've been getting a lot of calls of people wanting to come out," Assistant Gold Professional at Thornapple Pointe Carolyn Schaner said.

Schaner said within the last few years, the course has had more play during the winter time even at one point opening up in January during a warm stretch.

No telling what it'll be like for the rest of the winter season, but so far so good.

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