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Winter Golfers Turn Out For Eskimo Open

Photo Of A Golf Cart. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Photo Of A Golf Cart. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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LEMONT, Ill. (CBS) – With temperatures hovering around the mid 20’s on Sunday, it couldn’t have been a better day for a round of golf.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Julie Mann reports, 108 people showed up at Cog Hill in southwest suburban Lemont Sunday for the annual Eskimo Open, a winter event since the 1960s for golf lovers with cabin fever.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Julie Mann Reports

Patrick Schuch of Western Springs has been winter golfing at the annual outing for the past 35 years, and tells the SouthtownStar that the ball actually goes farther when the ground is frozen.

Some golfers were actually disappointed that all the snow had melted, calling the game more interesting when there is snow on the course.

Golfers were bundled up in heavy coats, hats and gloves, choosing to ride the links either in a heated golf cart, or walk.

Either way, it was a fast game. One player told the SouthTown Star there is little dilly-dallying going on when it’s so cold outside.