Rain par for the course
Unusally high rainfall totals have affected nearly all of the golf courses in the state and have taken a toll on one of the WVGA's tours.
The Callaway Junior Tour has had to cancel events at Berry Hills, Oglebay Resort and Parkersburg Country Club already this summer due to rain, and the WVGA's Senior Series also had one cancellation although it will be made up.
Public courses, private courses, resorts - Tackett said everyone has felt mother nature's wrath in the last couple of months.
"I talked to a guy at Grandview [Golf Club] who said he's in his 41st year in the golf business and this is the worst weather he's ever had," Tackett said. "I've been traveling the state and that's what I hear and see from folks. Everything is waterlogged. The course starts drying and draining and then they get hit with rain three days in a row so it has been a challenge. Weather is the most unpredictable variable in golf."
Big Bend busy
Big Bend Golf Course will hold a couple of tournaments over the next month.
The St. Albans Quarterback Club will host a two-man scramble there on Aug. 3. The cost is $75 per person and that includes golf, food and beverages. For more information, call Walt Hall at 304-552-6547.
Big Bend will also host the Kanawha County Amateur Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Registration is available at the pro shop.
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