Warm Weather Means Bug Season Has Arrived

In my neck of the woods, we anxiously waited for the arrival of the warm spring weather. It has arrived and many us are excited to spend more time outside in the fresh, warm, sunny temperatures. The last six weeks has seen many variations in the temperature, but we are now on the upward climb. If you are not aware, in Canada warm weather brings out a golf hazard that lasts about six weeks. Black flies and horse flies think of golfers as a buffet; no amount of bug spray seems to help…..it is a hazard we all must endure.

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Bug Spray and Golf – Part 2

I reposted this article because it is important for the care of golf courses.

One of the must haves in any golf bag is bug spray. In Canada, especially in the more northern locations, golfing without bug spray is not conducive to a fun round on the links. During various times of the summer, different insects can chase you from the course if you are not prepared.

At my home course of Osprey Links Golf Course in Callander, Ontario, different holes have their own species of bugs. So, it is important to have some sort of protection from these pesky insects so they do not become a hazard in their own right. How do we guard against these pests while playing to ensure that they do not affect our golf score? Continue reading

Bug Spray and Golf

One of the must haves in any golf bag is bug spray. In Canada, especially in the more northern locations, golfing without bug spray is not conducive to a fun round on the links. During various times of the summer, different insects can chase you from the course.

At my home course of Osprey Links Golf Course in Callander, Ontario, different holes on the course have their own species of bugs. So it is important to have some sort of protection from these pesky insects so they do not become a hazard in their own right. But, how do we guard against the various bugs while playing to ensure that they do not affect our golf score? Continue reading