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Golf in Quebec rides 2020’s wave of prosperity into 2021 season

Sherbrooke's Milby Golf Club reports spike in memberships

April 22, 2021  By Turf & Rec

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While golf courses in Ontario remain closed as part of the province’s extended stay-at-home order, those in Quebec are enjoying cheerier times amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The wave of golf prosperity that began in 2020 has carried over into this year. Guy Faucher, director of golf at the Milby Golf Club in Sherbrooke, said the 270 members the club had in 2020 has surged to almost 400 for 2021. He told media that there has been an uptick in the number of younger golfers.

With most team sports shut down, individuals seeking another form of recreation deemed safe are turning to golf. The province has said golf meets the necessary health and safety measures.

Golf courses in all provinces except Ontario have either been already open for play or are announcing their imminent season starts. The City of Regina, Sask. has announced its city-owned courses will open Friday.


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