Tallwood Country Club will host its second Connecticut State Golf Association Championship this year when it hosts the state’s top senior competitors for the 68th Connecticut Senior Amateur Championship on September 23rd – 24th.
Located in Hebron, Connecticut, Tallwood Country Club was founded by Mike Ovian in 1970, who opened the first nine holes in 1971. With the help of friends and a dedicated Men’s Club, Ovian was able to open the second nine in 1974 and complete the championship layout. After twenty five years of operation, the Ovian family sold the property to the McDermott family in 1995. Since 1995, Tallwood has undergone numerous renovations, including lengthening the course into the championship venue it is today.
Recently, Tallwood Country Club hosted the 2004 Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship, which featured Jim Gentile of Wampanoag Country Club capturing the second of his Mid-Amateur titles in a four-way playoff over David French (Tallwood CC), Steven Bugg (Clinton CC) and Tom Yellin (Stanwich Club).
Tallwood Country Club also received the Walter Lowell Award for distinguished service as a public golf course in 2004. Head Professional John Nowobilski has been at Tallwood since 1982, having received awards for Connecticut Section Professional of the Year in 1986 and Connecticut Teacher of the Year in 1997.
Schedule of Events
Monday, September 23rd - First Round, 18 Holes Stroke Play
*The low 40 players including ties will advance to round two on Tuesday, September 24rd. Starting times will be reassigned following the cut based on scores with the leaders teeing off last
Tuesday, September 24th – Second Round, 18 Holes Stroke Play
The lowest 36-hole total will be declared the champion. In the event of a tie, a hole-by-hole playoff will begin immediately following conclusion of all rounds.