For the second year in a row, winter has chosen to linger in parts of Wisconsin with as much as 10 inches of snow falling over a band from northwest Wisconsin through the central part of the state with golf courses throughout Wisconsin staying closed for at least another day.

The National Weather Service reported that Eleva, north of Eau Claire and home to one of the state's top WIAA Division 3 boys golf programs, received 10 inches of snow over a 24-hour period starting early Wednesday morning. Wisconsin Rapids, in central Wisconsin, also received double-digit snowfall totals, according to the National Weather Service Website.

Snowfall totals on a line from La Crosse to Manitowoc and north ranged from 3½ to 10 inches. The volume of snow was significantly less in southern Wisconsin where precipitation was a wintery mix in spots and steady rain in other areas.

The winter-like weather caused golf courses, many of which had been open for up to three weeks, to close their doors for a day or two in hopes that spring would soon return. A few golfers, especially high school golfers a week into their spring schedule, made the most of the conditions — or at least made them memorable:

Rob started covering the Wisconsin golf scene in 1987 at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison & has been the only reporter covering all levels of state golf. He joined Killarney Golf Media in Sept. 2015 & helped launch Wisconsin.Golf in Jan. 2016.