Loire/Haute-Loire. With the drought, golf courses and football pitches on a dry diet

With the drought, golf courses have to comply with restrictions. In heightened alert or crisis, watering is prohibited, with the exception of tees and greens, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Today, from Villerest to Chambon-sur-Lignon, via Saint-Etienne, Le Puy-en-Velay or even Savigneux, they are all housed in the same boat with a doormat fairway sprinkled with islands of greenery.

On the football fields too, the time is for restrictions.

The Bluegreen golf course in Saint-Etienne has to deal with the drought and the heat wave which have been raging for several weeks now. Jean-Pierre Harismendy is the new golf director who has just been taken over by the Duval group.

“It’s the first time at least since 2003 that golf has been in this state. It’s true that summer…

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