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Golf season comes early to the Inland Northwest

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Golf season has come early. Golf season has come early.
DEER PARK, Wash. -

It's only February, a time of year when we think people should be out skiing and snowboarding especially here in the Inland Northwest, but instead this year they're golfing.

Today was opening day for Deer Park Golf Course, the earliest they've ever had.

The mild temperatures this winter and lack of snow allowed courses to open early and golfers to get out and play.

"I get out about 60 or 70 times a year," says Rich Perrigin. Perrigin was out on February 19th when Deer Park Golf Course opened for the season about ten years ago. "I had to get out today just cause it's the 10th. This is my home course, I golf here most of the time."

Perrigin wasn't alone.

"We've had probably 20 to 30 players today," says Craig Schuh, GM of Deer Park Golf Course.

While business isn't booming yet, it's certainly a good start to the season.

"We've got quite a few tee times for the next few days," says Schuh. "Anything right now is all just bonus. We've got a month and a half of possibility revenue coming in."

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