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The fall banquet is just around the corner - Wednesday, November 5 at Topstone (click to RSVP now) and that means its time to elect your 2015 executive board. Please review the downloadable form below.
Click here to see the 2015 ballot

There's something about these Interclub matches that seems to bring out the best in us and this past weekend's match against Rolling Meadows was no exception as Team Topstone cruised to a rout of our neighbors to the north with a decisive 39.1 to 15.4 victory.
I would be remiss if I did not thank our fellow competitors and the staff at Rolling Meadows who were gracious hosts, tenacious competitors, and exemplified good sportsmanship in defeat.
Click here to see the final score board


We couldn't have picked a nicer day than we enjoyed yesterday for our annual Jim Owens Memorial Tournament. And, as has been their tradition for the past 7 years, Jim's family remembered us with platters of delicious home-made Irish soda bread and butter. Jim was a dedicated player and course Ranger who, in his free time, built and maintained the Bluebird houses that used to populate the course. If you listined carefully yesterday, you might have heard Jim's Irish brogue admonish us from his perch overlooking 13 - "pick-up the pace gentlemen - 14 is wide open!"

Congratulations to the following players on their recent top finishes at the CSGA One Day Events:
Dominic Maselli – 68 - T3 Net – Hop Meadow Country Club – 7/10/14
Andrew Coats – 74 - T2 Gross – Pequabuck Golf Club – 7/21/14
Jared Albert – 71 – T3 Net – Blue Fox Run Golf Course – 8/4/14
George Thompson – 66 – 1st Net – Stanley Golf Course – 8/18/14

Dominic is also right in this thick of it in the One Day Player of the Year race for the Senior Net Division. He’s currently second place, within a few points of first.

Only 3 events remain the One Day schedule for 2014:
Farmington Woods Country Club – 9/16/14
Orange Hills Country Club – 9/23/14
13th One Day Championship – Shennecossett Golf Course – 10/14/14

USGA Mid-Amateur Qualifying: Coats fires even par round of 72 to capture 1st alternate position
Andrew Coats took advantage of his newfound Mid-Amateur status, posting an even par 72 at Timberlin Golf Club to finish 5th place at the 34th US Mid-Amateur qualifier.
read the full story

Mike Klosowski qualifies for Connecticut Amateur Championship,
Finishes T37, One Shot Shy Of Match Play Cutline
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Another Top 10 Finish at Connecticut Senior Match Play Championship
for Tom Gorman

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Maselli, Gorman Experiencing Early Season Success at CSGA One Day Tournaments
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Coats Finishes 19th at CSGA Palmer Cup
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There's still plenty of time and lots of golf left to take advantage of a mid-season membership at Topstone. Bonus - mid-season members get to rejoin next season at the returning member reduced rate.
Click here to download a mid-season membership application

Pictured above: Randy Swanson is about to drain this 20-footer on the first playoff hole to become
the B-Flight Champion. Pictured below from left to right, Club and Flight Champions:
Mike Klosowski, Mike Callan, Randy Swanson, Steven Quarella, Victor Golebiowski and Chris Jurgelas.

Mike Klosowski rallies to win his first club championship -

After firing an even par 72 on the final day Mike Klosowski was crowned Topstone Club Champion. Mike entered the final round 2 strokes behind defending champion Andrew Coats who shot an even par 72 on day two. Derrick Saddler held the first round lead for nearly a week after an impressive 73 on the first day of the Championship.  While the four shot lead was comforting he knew he had some strong players in his rear view mirror in Andrew Coats, Mike Klosowski, Jared Albert and Steven Langlois who were all in shouting distance. Read the full story on all the flights.

Congratulations to our 2014 4-man best ball champions!

4-man best ball champions pictured above:
Dan Ekstrom, Tim Berger, Andrew Coats and Jared Albert. Net champions pitured above right:
Phil Richards, Denis Richards, George Thompson and Sean Preston. Congratulations gentlemen!

Topstone captures 4th straight win in the annual Wintonbury Hills Interclub Match!

Nothing was certain until the last pairings came in Sunday afternoon - it was that close. With the usually unflappable Dave Melesko taking a bit of a drumming, losing 2.5, faces were getting long and things got awfully quiet around the scoring sheet. Thankfully, partner Derrick Saddler brought in 2.1 points and that was enough to give us the win; 34.9 to 32.1. The team gathered behind the practice green for the group shot above with the Bryce Cup safely in hand. Teammates not pictured: Jared Albert, Rick Labruna, Ron Mirek, Bob Cianciosi, Ron Reid, Steve Jager and Pete Pires. Congratulations on the 4-peat gentlemen! Woot!

Jared Albert and Andrew Coats are pictured (left) after Sunday's final round in the 2014 2-man best ball championship. Albert and Coats won the event going away and were the only team to come in under par finishing at a stellar 6-under, with Kevin Krause and Joseph Annibalini (right) taking the net event with a remarkable twenty-two under par! Clearly, picking a partner for the 2-man championship is not about handicaps or golf compatibility - its about height differential!

Congratulations to our 2014 2-man best ball champions!

After four long weeks of tracking, we’re finally done
with match play qualifying!

Individual brackets are set. Click here to see individual brackets.
Be sure to schedule your matches right away - note schedules below.

Team brackets are set. Click here to see team brackets.

Be sure to schedule your matches right away - note schedules below.

2014 Match Play Schedule:

Please make every effort to schedule your match by the deadlines below:

Round 1: May 26
Round 2: June 29
Round 3: July 27
Quarterfinals: August 24
Semifinals: September 28
Finals: October 19

Opening weekend March 29-30 - Stableford g/n

We wil be playing a Stableford event as scheduled for this belated opening weekend - weather provided. Call or email the pro shop if you have any questions, 648-4653.

2014 Men's Club By-Laws update

In an ongoing effort to make our by-laws more representative of the practical functioning of the club and a more and useful resource for future boards, the executive board has made some changes to the language and content of our by-laws. Club president Phil Richards will review these updates and put the revised edition to a vote at the spring banquet. Use the link below ro review the proposed revisions.
Download 2014 By-Laws update

Opening weekend March 15-16 – 4-man shamble. (cancelled under snow)

Welcome back returning members! We're already counting the days to opening weekend. Your membership apps were mailed in early January but you can download one here if you need one.
Download a returning member membership form

Open enrollment for new members. If you're not yet a member and you want to join a great club and play on one of the very best public golf courses in the state - we'd like to welcome you to Topstone.
Download a new member membership form

We're going to kick-off the season a little differently this year with our spring banquet moving to the Nutmeg in East Windsor. It looks like a good thing and we're looking forward to it.
Check out the Nutmeg here.

RSVP Brent Colby - men's club spring banquet

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