Golfers still teeing off in winter season

CBC

There may be snow on the greens, but golfers are still teeing off at Clovelly Golf Club's new indoor studio on Stavanger Drive in St. John's.

The indoor golf studio is the first of its kind in the province.

Golf enthusiast, Lloyd Penny says that the facility allows golfers to refine their skills without the pressure of a score card.

"On the real course, in the summer season, you're mostly concerned with the distance and of course with score," Penny said.

"With this facility, you can practice on and pick up some new tips and work on them over the winter months."

Another golfer, Marjorie Lester said it has some advantages over the real thing during this time of the year.

"[It's] warmer, for one thing," Lester said. "Actually, what I like about it is you're just trying to swing, and not worry about where the ball is going, and that's what I really need to work on."

The studio allows patrons to chip shots onto a putting green or play nine holes in a virtual-golf simulator.

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