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Wisconsin golf courses are open for business

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Golfers itching to get back on the green had great weather to open up the season.

Starting Friday all courses in Wisconsin are officially up and running under Governor Ever's updated Safer-at-Home order.

There are a number of new guidelines in place, but that did not stop people from heading to the links.

Pine Meadow Golf Club in Eau Claire said they had close to a full slate of booked tee times.

"The phone has been ringing off the hook," said Valerie Henneman, Pine Meadow's general manager. "Everyone is really, really excited to get out there. The energy is really high, everyone is very positive. It's an activity that they can all do that doesn't require much contact with anyone, besides the families that they're with."

After being cooped up inside for the last month, golfers said the green was extra inviting.

"My son wanted to go golfing," said Eau Claire resident Jack Hebert. "He's been bugging me for about four days, so we figured we better get out here. We were the first ones they told us."

"We got a membership," said Herbert's son Ethan. "Now we both get to go back at least five more times. It's nice to be able to get outside."

Pine Meadows is also offering free 2020 family memberships for front line healthcare workers. To register visit

Rebecca Fiala

Rebecca Fiala joined the News 18 Sports Team in December 2018 as our weekend sports anchor and sports reporter.

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