OMAHA (KPTM) -The extreme heat is driving away golfers from local courses. Managers tell Fox 42 that is making it difficult for managers to keep tee times up to par, but the fairways aren't empty. Some golfers love hitting in the heat.
One of those golfers is Mike Schulte. He and his dad spent Thursday afternoon at Pacific Spring Golf Course near 168th and Dodge.
"It is pushing 100 degrees for sure, I have been outside for five minutes and I'm already sweating pretty good," he said.
The Schulte's were part of just a few golfers out in the heat.
"Yeah, we are dumb, not very smart people, I'll be wiped out, I'll go home and probably take a nap," he said. "For me, it gets other golfers to stay at home so I don't mind."
Golf course managers do mind, the extreme heat means fewer tee times.
Head Golf Pro at Pacific Springs, Ryan Carpenter, said, "Players tend to not want to be in the mainstream of the heat but we have still been pretty busy."
Carpenter tells Fox 42 no matter the temperatures the golf course will be open. So, it is important to stay hydrated.
Mike Schulte was trying to stay hydrated while playing the front nine.
"You know if I was good enough for something to affect my golf game I would appreciate it, I'm not that good," he said.
Golf Course managers tell Fox 42 they are looking forward to cooler temperatures that are expected this weekend so they have more golfers out in the afternoon.
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