The Fernie driving range opened earlier than usual due to warm weather.

The Fernie driving range opened earlier than usual due to warm weather.

Swinging into spring

Thanks to the unseasonably mild temperatures as of late, the driving range at the Fernie Golf and Country Club has opened.

Thanks to the unseasonably mild temperatures as of late, the driving range at the Fernie Golf and Country Club has opened.

“We open the range as soon as the snow is gone and it’s dry enough for us to pick up balls. This year it happened to be in mid-February instead of late April,” said Mel Dies, General Manager of the club, adding, “We were considerably ahead of time this year.”

Following Monday’s snowfall, the range returned to its closed status but will reopen to golfers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week once the snow melts.