A surge of golfers in the Eastern Townships

By Michael Boriero
A surge of golfers in the Eastern Townships

Golf became an important outlet for many Quebecers last year, as people struggled to find physical activities that met the province’s health and safety measures, and this summer has been much of the same.
In Stanstead, Dufferin Heights Golf Club is experiencing one of its most successful summers in history. According to Eric Taylor, the club’s general manager, it is even busier than last year, and 2020 was one of their busiest years ever.
“We’re like 35 per cent higher this year as far as the number of rounds played versus last year. I mean we started earlier this year, so that does skew the numbers a little bit,” said Taylor.
He added that there are a lot more beginner golfers out on the course. There are more people asking for lessons, taking lessons, purchasing equipment, and clothing, which has been a boost for business overall, Taylor explained.

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