CT. AM Golf Tour – Past Champion Links
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2019 – Marvin Bristol
Thank you to Brian and the CT Am Tour family for bestowing this great honor of Player Of The Year upon me. I am both humbled and elated to have been chosen. Playing in the spirit of friendship, honesty and integrity is not a once in a while thing for me but an always thing.
The CT Am Tour has given me a platform to meet amazing people and golfers of many skill levels while competing for a multitude of prizes and side bet prizes. Due to Brian’s innovative and forward thinking with utilizing the USGA handicap system, I’ve found the competition fair, equitable and meets any and all handicap skill levels. Anyone holding a 20 handicap, down to someone holding a 5 handicap, can compete on the same playing field with an opportunity to win. My excitement playing on the CT Am Tour comes from secretly competing to beat the 20 handicap player along with the 5 handicap player. The fairness with utilizing the USGA handicap system allows me the opportunity to compete against all players.
Another aspect that I truly enjoy about playing on the CT Am Tour is the amount of amazing courses we travel to. I’m truly impressed and inspired each and every week looking forward to testing my skills on a course I’m not too familiar with. Studying the scorecard the night before and researching reviews from other players about the course gets my juices flowing. And all this level of enthusiasm can only be achieved with the avenue the CT Am Tour has provided. Brian’s innovative and forward thinking was ever present at our championship at Wintonbury with him using technology to post your scores online after 9 holes. It was a nice and welcomed addition to how each and every player stood after 9 holes. It gave us the feeling of being in a professional tournament with live scores.
Regardless of your final score after each tournament, you’re still successful because you’ve put forth an effort and have earned points with positioning yourself towards the playoffs and potential championship.
I thank Brian and the CT Am Tour again for this most prestigious honor and look forward to the 2020 season.
2018 – Matt Mackinney
Being selected as the 2018 Connecticut Amateur Tour Player of The Year is a great honor and something that I’m personally very proud of. This past season has been a lot of fun, competing in almost all of the tournaments that the tour offers, including the spring trip to Myrtle Beach where I placed 4th and the fall trip to Arizona where I won The 2018 Duel In The Desert. This past year was also the first year that I went to Myrtle Beach to compete in The Myrtle Beach World Amateur, where I won my flight and went on to the finals to compete against all of the other finalists at the Pete Dye course at Barefoot Resort and finished in the middle of the pack. I am looking forward to going back this year to try to build on the success I’ve had there.
One of my favorite things about playing on a tour instead of at one “home” course all the time is that you find out what your true potential as a player is. When you play the same course all the time you know all the places to hit, or miss for that matter. Playing on the Ct Am Tour forces you to take your game on the road, because that’s all you do. It makes you a better player in many ways, including course management. I truly believe that I wouldn’t have had the success I did in The World Am this past year if it hadn’t been for playing all of the different courses that the Ct Am Tour has its tournaments on.
This tour is something that I have to tell all my friends about! I tell them that it’s like being a part of a private golf club. Not only are the public courses that we play top notch, the private ones are outstanding! Where else can you join and play courses such as TPC River Highlands, TPC Boston, Bull’s Bridge, Rhode Island Country Club, and many more? To me, it’s a no brainer! It’s also a great opportunity to make some new golfing buddies. I have made many new lifelong friends over the past 3 years, and I’m sure to make many more.
In closing, I want to thank Brian for all of the hard work that he puts into the tour. His dedication and hard work of trying to get us on the best courses in the state always impresses me. He is constantly working on ways to make the tour better for all of us. It certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.
I’m looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings for the tour and for all of our golf games. See you all out on the course!
2017 – Richard Genovese
From Rich Genovese:
I appreciate the honor of being selected as the 2017 Player of the Year as it has proved to be an exciting and fun year in the CT Am Tour, as it has been for the past 9 years.
Sharing the CT AM Tour is easy to promote to others because it is a fun day out for everyone who joins in and we have a blast playing.
This league gives us the opportunity to try new courses all over the state and the United States and make memories doing it!
I want to thank Brian and Holly for creating the CT Am Tour league.
This allows me a place to rekindle those competitive juices in a new arena being an old broken down football/softball player. For me it is truly a place I can learn and grow my skills in the game of golf and enjoy myself and to make some new friends – even if they like the Devils (Ray Z.). Can’t wait to start the 2018 season, looking forward to playing with old friends and sharing the CT AM Tour with new ones. Thank you again Brian and Holly for your time and effort with the league – we all appreciate you making this a fun and competitive atmosphere to golf. Fore!
2016 – Rob Bartos