FOR 20 YEARS, SPOKANE'S INDIAN CANYON GOLD COURSE
HAD PLAYED HOST TO THE ANNUAL ROSAUER'S OPEN INVITATIONAL
BUT NOT THIS YEAR.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT.
WITH WHY THE TOURNAMENT IS MOVING.
YEAR AFTER YEAR IT IS NAMED AS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES
TOP 30 GOLF COURSES.
BUT THIS YEAR INDIAN CANYON IS HAVING A TOUGH TIME
BOUNCING BACK AFTER THE WINTER MONTHS.
This winter or damage that accrued this winter wasn't
kind to the course.
Basically we have 6 greens that were pretty much dead.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR FOR THE ROSAUERS OPEN INVITATIONAL
SAYS NO MATTER HOW MUCH SANDING AND RESEEDING IS BEING
THE GRASS ISN'T LOOKING HOW IT SHOULD FOR THE MAGNITUDE
OF THIS EVENT.
We had a similar situation in '91 where the greens
had some severe damage that had accrued over the winter,
it just didn't grow out of it.
LINDEBLAND SAYS IT'S A HUGE INCONVENIENCE HAVING TO
Partly because the whole dynamic of the event centers
around Indian Canyon and we've done it there so many
LINDEBLAND SAYS THE COURSE IS LOOKING INTO HOW THEY
CAN CHANGE THEIR MAINTENANCE PRACTICES TO MAKE SURE
SOMETHING LIKE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN.
AS FOR THE LOSS IN FUNDS.
THE IMPACT IS NOT VERY BIG.
The only fee that will change that would go from the
county instead of the city is there is a course rental.
BECAUSE A BIG PORTION OF THE MONEY.
NEARLY 150- THOUSAND DOLLARS.
IS DONATED TO CHARITY EACH YEAR.
I think the biggest thing about the tournament is
what it does for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.
LINDEBLAND ESTIMATES THE GREENS AT INDIAN CANYON WILL
BE GOOD AS NEW ...
IN AS SOON AS JUST 10 DAYS.
It's hard to watch it go away and the intent is to
go back to Indian Canyon when this bad period is over.
REPORTING IN SPOKANE COUNTY.
CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS.