Hey, golfers. Don't put away those clubs yet.
Leaves are changing color, daylight hours are getting shorter and another front has moved through the Coulee Region, so get out and play some golf.
Before your schedule fills up with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, make sure to get a few more leisurely days out on your favorite course, including Forest Hills Golf Course below Grandad Bluff in La Crosse.
Keith Stoll, Forest Hills general manager and PGA professional, said the first 13 days of October were terrible, although 60 players toured the historic 18-hole course on Saturday.
Several sunny days with temperatures in the mid-50s are forecast into next week and that's the best news Stoll and other course managers have heard so far this year.
"It's been a horrendous year," Stoll said. "Everything came in buckets. There were buckets of dryness and buckets of rain.
"We also started the season a month late, September was definitely not a great month and and now the first half of October has been poor," he added. "It's been a tough year for all area courses."
On a scale of 0-10 with 10 being supreme, Stoll rated this year as about a 6, although quickly adding that fall has been like a 3 so far.
"We're hoping for that nice fall warm-up," he said. "At least we're praying for it. We could definitely use it. And we think that our Uno program will certainly help."
To book a tee time at Forest Hills, call 608-779-4653.