HUNTINGTON WOODS (WWJ) – It’s been a cold and soggy spring so far and local golfers say its been putting a crimp in their game.

WWJ’s Sandra McNeill caught up with some at Rackham Golf Course in Huntington Woods.

Dave Robertson of West Bloomfield says he plays golf year round…and compared to other states…he doesn’t think it’s so bad. He puts it all in perspective: “The people in Alabama and the South…they’ve had a tough Spring,” Robertson notes.

“I’m old enough to have seen a lot of springs that have been worse than this, we had a tornado in this area back a number of years ago, we’ve been lucky so far, cool and wet is a lot better than stormy and destroyed,” says Robertson.

We caught up with Tim Young of Troy, getting ready to golf at Rackham in Huntington Woods.

Tim Young of Troy says it a good excuse: “The weather, yes, it’s going to effect my game, I’m probably not going to golf very well because of the weather,” says Young.

Jim Uelmen of Royal Oak golfs for Madonna College.  Does he ever remember a worse spring?

“This is the worst I’ve seen,” says Uelman. “If you’ve got a tournament you have to come out regardless, we plan wind, rain, snow … whatever is out here, we play.”

George Samulski says he had to pull out his old golf shoes for a round at Rackham Golf Course because of all the water, but he wasn’t too concerned.

“I could wear sandals, it wouldn’t make much difference in my game,” says Samulski.


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