Mulligan is ready for winter to stop teasing northern Indiana with blowing snow and frozen ground while residents are donning their Easter finery. Like the players, Mulligan anticipates spring as a time to reconnect to old friends and meet new ones. He is ready to run the course and check out the favorite haunts of his animal buddies. He's also ready to warmly greet his treat-carrying player friends on the course.
Unfortunately, the mere melting of snow does not make the course playable. In fact, premature play, before the deep layers are thawed can be harmful to the turf.
So Mulligan, like the members, will be waiting impatiently at the clubhouse for the superintendent's green light.