Golf courses still recovering from rainy spring and scorching summer heat

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On some days last spring and summer, only nine holes were open at the Braintree Municipal Golf Course. Golfers had to walk over wooden pallets covered with plywood to cross an overflowing creek between the 7th tee and fairway.

“We lost a lot of grass — three or four acres of grass — because of flooding. It was underwater. The month of June was a disaster for us,” said Braintree’s director of golf operations, Daryn Brown.

Throughout the region, a snowy March, followed by a drenched June and scorching July depressed the number of rounds played at many courses. But they’re scramble to make up for lost time and stepping up their marketing, which relies more and more on the Internet.

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