Golfing and swimming to beat the cold

Posted at 7:20 PM, Apr 16, 2018

Outdoor enthusiasts aren't waiting for Mother Nature to cooperate to enjoy their favorite hobbies.

Golfers swarmed the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome in Town of Tonawanda over a rainy, snowy, and icy weekend to get back into the groove while the fairways outside were unplayable.

"We just want to get excited about golf," said Gerry Julias, a golfer of over 40 years. "We just need to hit some golf balls and get out of the indoors... even though we're indoors here."

At the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center, Buff State freshman Maria Taravella swims 2-3 times per week throughout the year.

"I just wish it would be spring," Taravella said. "It can't come fast enough."

Taravella says she much prefers swimming outside during the summer because she can go out after being in the pool and not freeze up, and get a tan while exercising.

While Memorial Day and the beginning of pool season is still a ways away, the pools of water on the golf course are not the preferred spring sight for any outdoor enthusiast.