There might have been a little higher rate of absenteeism at local work places today. The annual malady called golf fever is beginning to run rampant through the area.
Two golf courses opened for the season today and golfers made it a point to get out and enjoy the spring like day.
It was a busy opening day at Aroostook Valley Country Club. Steve Leitch says that once the flags were raised people were ready to golf
Leitch:”Like I mentioned to you last week once the sun comes out people will be anxious to get out. The phone started to rin and there is some interest people are ready.”
Lenny Levesque of Fort Fairfield might have mis hit this shot, but it didn’t matter. after a long winter he was finally out on the links
Levesque:”I have been suffering from cabin fever all winter and it’s great to get outside and get some fresh air and hit the ball. Like I said a bad day at golf is better than a good day at work.”
Chris Campbell of Fort Fairfield said it didn’t take much arm twisting from Levesque to get him on the course. He said other errands can wait
Campbell:”Acutally he called me and I said let’s go. That is the way it worked out. I had some things to do but this is a lot better than working today I will tell you that.”