More dreary weather to come
BLEAK days don’t help numbers at the Warwick Golf Club – that’s the experience of president Don Stewart.
Yesterday was the annual Canning Downs Open Championship event over 27 holes.
“We lost half the field when it looked like rain early,” he said.
“The cold weather is not a problem but players don’t like starting in the rain.”
He said golfers were a bit like farmers who wanted rain in some paddocks and not in others.
“We want rain at night and not on playing days,” Mr Stewart said.
The president said rain earlier this year cost the club $40,000 in revenue.
“No one was playing,” he said
Women’s vice-president Di Evans said the dry weather had made the ball run a bit more.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Rick Threlfall said Southern Downs residents should expect to face some more unpleasant weather this week.
“There is quite a lot of uncertainty,” Mr Threlfall said.
The mornings are expected to warm up during the week with a minimum temperature of four to five degrees this morning, warming to seven to eight degrees by mid week.
There will be winds from the south-east and showers all week.
Mr Threlfall said Warwick would be on the edge of the rain.
“There is maybe a chance of a thunderstorm early this week.”