The recent "Warm Wave" that we experienced has many golfers hoping for an early spring. Extreme temperature swings cause anxiety among superintendents this time of year, especially those who manage turf in shaded areas.
Here is an article from the USGA that sheds some light on the subject of winter hardiness for golf course turf.
Golf Course Superintendent
Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club
2 Club Parkway
Branford, CT 06405