Headline: Bob Mucha, Jr. of Edgewood Golf Course Recognized as the 2017 Western Mass. Tee Party Honoree

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2017

Bob Mucha, Jr.

Westfield, MABob Mucha, Jr. has added another accolade to his resume.

On Thursday evening, the 54-year-old Springfield native was recognized as the 2017 Western Mass. Tee Party honoree - an award given annually to an individual for their service, commitment and dedication to golf in Western Massachusetts. Thursday’s event was held at Tekoa Country Club.

Mucha, in his third year as the head golf professional at Edgewood Golf Course in Southwick, has served as a golf professional at several clubs across the western half of the Bay State since turning in his clubs on the pro-circuit.

His career as a golf professional has included stops at Shaker Farms Country Club, Hampden Country Club, St. Anne’s Country Club, Westover Golf Club, Egremont CC and Greenock CC prior to him taking the position of head golf professional at Edgewood in January 2015.

“The Tee Party is proud to join one of the finest golf professionals that has ever promoted golf in our area with one of the classic courses in Western Mass,” announced the Western Mass Tee Party in a press release. 

“We are proud to honor Bob Mucha, PGA of Edgewood Golf Course at Tekoa Country Club.  Bob has devoted his life to growing the game in Western Massachusetts and as a teacher, mentor and player at Shaker Farms, Hampden CC, Greenock and Edgewood, Bob has become one of the most respected golf professionals in the area. We are proud to add Bob to the legendary list of past Honorees.”

After enjoying a lustrous career on the golf circuit that started when he earned his PGA Class A card in 1993, Mucha has tallied victories at events such as the Bermuda Open and Michelob Open and has competed in several other regional events since.

“On behalf of the Massachusetts Golf Association, I want to congratulate Bob Mucha Jr. on being named the 2017 Western Mass. Tee Party honoree” said MGA Executive Director Jesse Menachem. “Bob’s a first-class professional and his dedication to golf here in the Bay State has been second to none. We thank him for his selflessness in doing his part to give back to the game.”

Mucha becomes the second individual from Edgewood Golf Course to be honored by the Western Mass. Tee Party over the 71 years that the organization has been awarding this honor. In 2002, Mike Grigley was honored by the Tee Party.