The view from a golf cart at Wisconsin River Golf Club isn't what might be expected for the middle of April. Instead of green fairways and greens, the course still is covered in snow, delaying the opening of the golf season in central Wisconsin.
Bill Stupar gazes out the window of the pro shop at the Wisconsin River Golf Club, surrounded by sleeves of golf balls, tees and a box of unused scorecards.
The owner and golf professional at the public course was hoping to see lush green fairways, or at least brown grass about to awaken, and smooth putting greens filled with golfers.
Instead, Stupar sees the depressing sight of a snow-covered course that has yet to have a single hole played, let alone a round completed. ...