Greenock Country Club head professional Bob Mucha headed to Virginia this week looking forward to his debut in the Southworth Senior PGA Professional Championship.
Unfortunately for Mucha and 264 other club professionals, Mother Nature forced the postponement of the event after three days of rain left the tournament courses -- Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va., and River Creek Club in Leesburg, Va. -- unplayable.
"Creighton Farms has received more than seven inches of rain this week and, faced with this situation, it would not be possible to complete 54 holes, or even 36 holes, of play prior to Monday’s event," the PGA of America said in a statement.
The tournament will be rescheduled for a later date.
The postponement was obviously a disappointment for Mucha, who had worked hard in recent weeks to hone his game into tournament shape.
The team of Ralph Dastoli, Scott Hunter, Bill Hogan and Steve Wood captured the final event in the Berkshire County Senior Fall Golf Series with an 11-under 61 in a four-man scramble at GEAA.
Bill Gates, Mike Cartier, Bob Messer and Ed Nicholson won low net honors with a 56.
Again this year, the tournament hosted two members of the Wounded Warrior Project who served their tours of duty in Afghanistan.
And, once again, the series raised money for Gene Andrews Scholarships. Series organizer Dick Rivers reports that more than $2,000 in funds will awarded 2014 graduating seniors who played in the Junior Allied program.
Wyantenuck Country Club and Stockbridge Golf Club hosted Mass. Golf Association Member Days on Monday and Tuesday, and a look at the winners shows there was statewide interest in playing two of the Berkshires’ golfing jewels.
At Wyantenuck, where rain cut play to 16 holes, the top three scorers were from Boston, Clinton and Newton. At Stockbridge, top finishers included golfers from Chicopee, Millbury and Marlborough.