No Haven in the Rain
NEPGA Pro-Pro Stroke Play Cancelled
Early, heavy rains made play impossible for the 36-hole Martin Golf Pro-Pro Stroke Play event at The Haven CC in Boylston, Mass on Monday. Soaking rains and heavy downpours had originally cut the event to 18 holes, but the water became too much and the event had to unfortunately be canceled.
The rain started early as the 100 PGA Professionals took to the course at the Haven. It would only steadily increase as the day went on, and temperatures dropped into the 50s. The New England professionals persevered, with the lead group finishing their 17th hole as the horns sounded to signal play would be postponed. With the rain puddling bunkers, and parts of the golf course, the NEPGA had to make the unfortunate decision to call off the event. This marks the third such event, and second NEPGA Tournament to succumb to the rain this season.
Thank you to Jeff Dibona and Martin/ Fennec Golf for partnering in the event, and for providing tee gifts to all of our players! Thank you to the Haven staff and head PGA Professional Hal Jacobs for hosting us!
Good Golf Hunting
Gillis, Ray take the field at Pro-Senior
Dan Gillis, PGA (Nabnasset Lake GC) and his team of Bob Abrahamson, Dan Ahern, and Steve Jackson had a 10-under par score of 59 in the gross division to take home the Pro-Senior Championship at the Agawam Hunt Club in Rumford, RI on Tuesday. Gillis had a four-under par 65 on his own ball.
Gillis and his team were well benefited by the one best ball of four style of play. They had solid play throughout the day, making birdies on the second through sixth holes consecutively. For the gross division, they made the turn with an impressive 28, seven-under par. On the back, the group kept their birdie barrage going, picking up three more on 10, 16 and 17. Overall they bested the field by two shots, and finished at ten-under par, 59. They made no gross birdies.
Gillis and Brendan Ray, PGA (Carnegie Abbey Club) had stunning individual rounds on the course as well.
Ray, sticking to his RI roots, seemed to have everything working for him on the course on Tuesday. He made back-to-back birdies on two and three to start. Even with a bogey on the fifth, he came back to erase his mistake with a birdie on the sixth. He’d add another birdie on the ninth to turn at three-under par, 32.