By Carol Meyer
The golf season got off to a slow start this year due to COVID-19, but once golf courses were allowed to start operating again under state guidelines, the town-owned South Shore Country Club was the first one to open in the area.
Families, students, and individuals are flocking there to get a breath of fresh air during a time when many people are staying close to home.
Social distancing and other requirements remain in place, but that hasn't seemed to dampen golfers' spirits.
"We've been very busy. There aren't too many open tee times, with the steady flow of golfers," SSCC Executive Director Kevin Whalen said recently. Still, it's worth a try.
The Club is planning to host a family golf day in October to build up anticipation for the SSCC golf course centennial this year.
Even with social distancing in place and a limit of one person per golf cart unless the golfers are members of the same family, the welcoming feel of the 155-acre course hasn't changed.
What some residents don't realize is that SSCC is not a private club. "Everyone is welcome to join or to just come and play golf," Whalen said.