Topstone – Blackledge Interclub

This year’s Interclub Match will be played against Blackledge Country Club, and will be held on the weekend of June 8th and 9th.  Saturday matches will be played at Blackledge, and Sunday matches will be at home.  This year there will no obligation to buy team shirts, and team organizers will dictate a preferred shirt color for each day.  If team members do not already have a shirt of the required color, the Golf Shop will offer special pricing to Interclub team members.

Additionally, as this competition is a net match play event, qualified seniors can play from the Gold Tee area at Topstone, and we will be recommending that Blackledge permit the same.

While the Interclub sign-up is presently full, we have gone deep into the alternate list in years past.  If you are interested in playing, sign up as an alternate.  You never know!  Click here to go to the Topstone-Blackledge Interclub sign-up.

Match Play Brackets posted

Congratulations to all Individuals and Teams that have qualified for the Match Play tournaments.  The brackets are posted on the Match Play pages.  Click these links to visit the Individual and Team Match Play pages.  Qualifiers can expect an email from Tournament Chairman Brent Colby which will contain all of the competitor contact information, and instructions for completing your matches.  Good Luck to all!

Ringers Tournament

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.

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.

2019 Topstone Men’s Club Membership

Welcome future members of the Topstone Men’s Golf Club.  Membership in the Men’s Club will give you the opportunity to play in the Topstone Men’s Club Golf tournaments on weekends and holidays, which are hosted during the preferred tee time hours (early – mid morning). You will also have the opportunity to play against other clubs through our interclub events, socialize and dine with other members during the spring and fall banquets, and card a USGA handicap out of Topstone, all included in your membership.

We are pleased to announce that we are holding membership prices level with 2018.  

The 2019 new member fee is $215

The 2019 renewal member fee is $175

Please visit our Membership Page for more information and to download an application.

If you have ever been a member of Topstone Men’s Club*, but took a break from the club, you can join at the returning member rate, and you will get a free 18 hole round, compliments of Topstone Golf Course.

*Subject to verification.  Membership records date back to 2003.

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 restrictions:

-Members must sign up before June 1, 2019 to be eligible for the free round
-Free round must be used by July 1, 2019
-New members are not eligible for referral incentive

Club Operation
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 mensclub@topstonegc.com, 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 mensclub@topstonegc.com, or send us a message via our Contact the Board page, and we will respond promptly.