Cow Pasture golf falls victim to weather, PAR event on track for record turnout

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DUBLIN (May 20, 2015) — What is good for the farmers hasn’t been good for the golfers.  And the long range forecast for more rain has caused organizers of the two-day Ben Hogan Legacy Golf Series to cancel Day Two.

The Cow Pasture Golf Classic, which would have marked its sixth year, has been cancelled because of saturated soil and predicted on-going rain accumulations.

But Day One – the golf battle at PAR Country Club – will continue on schedule, kicking off with a Demo Day of the new Ben Hogan clubs, a free mini-clinic by Jennifer Alexander, LPGA teaching pro from Las Vegas, and lunch.  Tee off at PAR will be at 1 p.m.

The Friday night event, which was originally scheduled for the Fritts Farm, has been moved to the Rotary Building, again because of saturated ground.

Organizers of the Cow Pasture event, held at the old Dublin-DeLeon Country Club which the Clay Estes Ranch, admit they never expected to have to cancel because of mud — heat perhaps, maybe even an invasion of grasshoppers, but never rain.

“We started this event six years ago on a hot steamy August day and learned our lesson,” says Hogan Museum director Karen Wright. “So the next year, we moved it to the last weekend in June in hopes of cooler weather and that didn’t work out either, because it was the hottest June on record in Texas.  But we got it right when we moved it to the first weekend in June. We have had beautiful weather with moderate temperatures even though Texas was suffering from a severe drought. The rain pattern has taken us by surprise.”

Organizers say they are focused on making the Friday events fun and entertaining and have several surprises in store for the golfers.

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