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Rough greens par for area

Area golf courses rebounding from harsh winter

Schenectady Municipal Golf Course ranger John Mackey surveys the course's damaged fifth green Saturday morning. In the background is a temporary green being employed on the hole.
Schenectady Municipal Golf Course ranger John Mackey surveys the course's damaged fifth green Saturday morning. In the background is a temporary green being employed on the hole.
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Unlike courteous golfers, Mother Nature doesn’t always replace her divots. A nasty winter and miserable spring battered many area golf courses, some of which are only now beginning to recover. “Terrible. It’s much worse than normal,” said 57-year-old Jim Caschera of Schenectady, who has played three area courses this spring and was waiting to tee off Saturday at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. “I’ve been playing since I was a little kid, and I don’t remember ...


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