It might not feel this way, but there are signs of spring on the golf front. Just beyond the rock-hard snow piles and frozen (and re-frozen) doorsteps are scheduled golf outings, the first of the 2015 season. Though cold-weather golf is not for everyone, it's a signal that we're almost out of another golf-free offseason that was iced out seemingly from the start by Old Man Winter.
Spring Lake Golf Club in Middle Island will hold -- weather permitting -- its annual St. Patrick's Day-themed scramble on Monday, March 16. Tee time is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. For $59, participants get golf, motor cart, corned beef and cabbage after the round and a free drink. There's also a shot at team and individual prizes. Call (631) 924-5115 to sign up for the holiday outing.