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Opening day brings golfers out in droves


WATERLOO (KWWL) -- With highs reaching into the 60's, Wednesday was a great day to get out and enjoy the outdoors. It was also a perfect day to get out on the golf course.

Irv Warren Golf Course in Waterloo had golfers lining up on opening day.

"After the winter obviously everybody has been shut in and they just want to be out. If they can get out and play golf and have a nice walk and just play a little bit and get the kinks out that's what they're looking for," said Andy Devine, the Irv Warren Golf Pro.

"My day off, the sun's shining, why not," said golfer, Rex Coel.

Coel was one of many golfers waiting to tee off. Besides shaking off the rust, golfers like Coel will also have to face an iced over pond and the occasional pile of snow.

"Staying away from the old bad habits and shaking the rust off," said Coel.

To give you an example of how eager some people were to get out there on the course on the first day it was open, they had 50 people out here by 10:00 in the morning and by the afternoon they expect hundreds more.

Along with the regulars, those on spring break made the golf course their vacation destination

"It's just fun to hanging out with your friends and just hang out all," said Sam Metcalf, a middle school student from Waterloo.

Fees have changed at Waterloo's public golf courses. To play 18 or nine holes, the price has gone up a dollar. A season pass went up $50.00.

Twin Pines Golf Course in Cedar Rapids also opened Wednesday as well as Bunker Hill in Dubuque.

Golf courses in Cedar Falls opened Tuesday.


Online Reporter: John Wilmer

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