September giveth.

October taketh away.

Mother Nature’s fickle mood swings resulted in a tale of two months at North Hills Golf Course, interim clubhouse Manager Karl Brooks told the city’s golf commission Tuesday.

Beautiful golfing weather in September brought golfers and their wallets to the city-owned 18-hole course. North Hills took in $50,507 during the month, which is $9,561 more than the course took in during September 2008.

However, fortunes have turned tin October.

Cold, wet weather, with the season’s first snow thrown in for good measure, has made for a poor month financially at the course.

North Hills has taken in $7,604 through Oct. 19. That’s $5,546 less revenue than the course took in during the same period last year, when $13,150 rolled through the cash register.

The 2009 season at North Hills is nearing an end. The course traditionally closes on Nov. 1, but if seasonable weather arrives, North Hills will stay open for a while longer.

Even if it does rain and snow, however, materials stored in the course’s top dressing shed will stay nice and dry.

See the Journal's Wednesday, October 21st edition for full story.

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