Congratulations to Mike Ekstrom in his successful defense of the Club Champion title! Mike carded a 217 (71 71 75) to take the title going away. Great playing Mike!
Congratulations also goes out to the flight club champions Keith O’Brien, Simon Muska, Kurt “The Flame” LaFlamme, Ron Brower, and James Willard. Great playing all!
We also thank Jeff and Erik in the Golf Shop, and Dave and Chris from the Superintendent Staff for all that they do to make our premier tournament a great success. Thanks to all!
Tournament of Champions Qualifiers – updated through August 25th –
The Tournament of Champions qualifying standings have been updated through August 25th. To qualify for the Tournament of Champions, win first place gross or net in any individual event throughout the year. We are getting down to it, and there is only one weekend left to qualify: September 28, and 29.
The Tournament of Champions will be held on October 5th. The Tournament of Champions is an 18 hole medal play event. First place gross and net is paid out for each flight. Click here for more information and to see the current qualification standings.
And that makes six for 2019! Congratulations Gentleman Jack Giordano, Hole in One on 4!
Guys….I think that we are going to need a new plaque. Congratulations to Jack Giordano on recording the sixth men’s club hole in one in 2019! Anyone who has had the pleasure of playing with Jack knows that he is a gentle soul, and the consummate gentleman. We are all happy for you my friend!
Don’t forget to get back into the Hole in One Pool the next time that you are in the Golf Shop. Hole in One Pool entry is $6: $5 goes into the prize pool and $1 fund the Hole in One insurance so that the bar bill is covered.
Last Putting Contest of 2019
Congratulations to Kurt “The Flame” LaFlamme and Simon Muska for fighting through the losers bracket to take the victory in the final putting contest of 2019. In the end, LaFlamme and Muska had the hot putters, and were able to take the win over Shawn Higgins and Mike Salisbury. Great putting by all last night.
A sincere thanks goes out to Jeff, Erik, Dave, Chris, and 3 Seasons staff for hosting the putting contests. They are always great fun. If you have not played in one, make sure to put them on your calendar next year!
Congratulations to the players of Team Grey for winning the 2019 Intraclub Match. All matches were very close, and Team Red did record more points on Sunday, but that was not enough to overcome the 4 point deficit. Great format. Thanks to Jeff and Erik in the Golf Shop for making this event a great success!
What is the Tournament of Champions? To qualify for the Tournament of Champions, a player must win first place gross or net in their flight in any individual gross/net tournament throughout the year.
Visit the Tournament of Champions page to see additional details and the list of qualifiers through June 23rd.
2019 Topstone Men’s Club Mid-Season Membership
Beginning August 1st, Topstone Men’s Golf Club will offer a mid-season membership. The cost of the mid-season membership is $125. Those joining mid-season will be members in good standing for the remainder of the 2019, and will be eligible to return as a renewing member for 2020.
Anyone interested in the mid-season membership can sign up for the August 3, 4 weekend tournament, and bring your application and payment that weekend.
Please visit our Membership Page for more information and to download an application.
Topstone Golf Course – Men’s Club Incentive
Topstone Golf Course is generously offering an incentive to anyone joining the Men’s Club for the 2019 season. Any new member and persons returning to the club who were not a member in 2018 will receive a free 18-hole round with cart. In addition, for every new member that a 2018 returning member refers, you will receive a free round. Please note the following conditions and restrictions:
-Course management has extended the membership incentive to anyone joining the Men’s Club for the remainder of the 2019 calendar year.
-New members are not eligible for referral incentive
Ringers Standings updated thru August 18
The Ringers standings through August 18 tournament have been posted. Visit the Ringers page to see where you stand.
Ringers is a season long event where your best gross and net score for each hole counts towards your best overall score at the end of the season.
Why enter the Ringers Tournament? Ever have a have a few bad holes, and you go through the rest of the with nothing to look forward to? Join Ringers and even if you won’t compete for top position in your flight, you can look forward to scoring your best on the remaining holes to try to get a “Ringer”. Click here to learn more about Ringers, and see the current standings. Ringers scores start counting after the first Handicap Revision in April.
Match Play Brackets updated through September 10
The Match Play Brackets have been updated through August 29. If you have played a match, and you do not see your result posted, contact Tournament Chairman Brent Colby via email a.s.a.p. Also contact Brent if you are late in scheduling your match, and let him know when you intend to play.
USGA Rules – Approved Local Rules
We are pleased to welcome so many new members to the club this year. For new members who may not have previously played in a club with a USGA handicap, carding a USGA handicap requires that all competition be conducted in compliance with the rules of golf. Among many other rules, this means that all putts must be holed (unless playing in a match play event only, and the score is also not being recorded for Men’s Club Tournament play).
One change that has been the topic of a lot of discussion is the local rule that offers an alternative to the stroke and distance penalty for a lost or out of bounds ball. The USGA made this local rule for casual play only and made clear that it is not suited for tournament play. They recommend this alternative local rule to help speed up play during recreational rounds when prizes are not involved. We will continue to monitor usage of this alternative local rule and revisit it’s merit in the future.
I think if you ask many of your fellow club members, you will find that while many enjoy the game, their knowledge of the rules may be a little lacking. If you find yourself in the same position, consider attending the Rules of Golf seminar to be held on May 9th.
The website has been expanded with a new page that describes club operation. New and existing members will find this page a great resource. The page provides information regarding the Tournament Schedule and Tee Times, Men’s Club tournaments, Pro Shop Tee games, weekly Results and Payouts, Special Events, and much more. If you have a question not addressed on this page, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will reply to you and add it to the page.
The Topstone Men’s Club Board of Directors welcomes any comments or questions. If you have a comment or question that you would like to address to the board, please send an email to email@example.com, or send us a message via our Contact the Board page, and we will respond promptly.