We call them greens for a reason. But the summer drought could keep area golf courses from looking that way. Despite Monday's rain, much of the Tri-State is under some sort of drought.
Golf professionals from several local golf courses say the drought has taken it's toll on the links. From brown fairways to dried up rough, it's bound to be a long difficult summer to keep things looking as good as possible.
In a business built on first impressions, golf pros say it's becoming more difficult and costly to maintain that impression.
However, local golf pros also say because the prolonged dry conditions, more golfers have been teeing off. That's helped them to offset the increased irrigation costs.