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Smoke, heat take toll on Fairways golf

Rounds of play general flat at course, across the sport


August 16, 2018

Paul Delaney

Between heat and wildfire smoke, The Fairways golf course near Four Lakes is seeing its business being affected.

As another round of acrid wildfire smoke settled across the region recently, the conditions have affected many outside activities. However, for The Fairways Golf Course on the West Plains, the smoke is just one culprit.

"I think it's affected us in the past," Kris Kallem, head PGA pro and general manager said. "Three out of the last four years we've had this issue; there's not a lot we can do about it."

Kallem said, however, that in his estimation the smoke is not as much of a deterrent to play as is heat. "We went through a hot stretch last week and you know you are going to slow down wit...

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