Golfers get an early Christmas present with 60-degree weather

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

CARLTON – Fred Cardella of Gates wears a Santa hat while teeing off today during a round of golf at the Ricci Meadows Golf Course in Carlton at 1939 Oak Orchard Rd.

Cardella joined three of his friends in golfing on a 60-degree day. He said it was the first time he ever golfed in December.

“It’s so great,” he said about the chance to hit the golf ball on a warm day just before Christmas.

Ken Rhodes of Carlton (pictured at the first hole) is a regular at Ricci Meadows. He invited his friends to come out and golf.

Ricci Meadows will also be open tomorrow when the temperatures are forecast for a high of 63. On Christmas it will be a high of 47 degrees.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a wind advisory for Thursday from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winds could gust up to 50 miles per hour.

The golfing friends include from left: Ken Rhodes, Fred Cardella, Kevin Hart and Mark Hull.