Letter from the President (2019)

It’s an honor to represent the Wintonbury Men’s Golf Association as its President. I will do my best to carry the torch that Bill Starkie has maintained for the last several years.

There are many fantastic memories to celebrate from this season:

  • Total participation up >30% from 2017!!
  • Over $3K more awarded in Pro Shop credit
  • Introduced Cash games: Skins, Closest to the Pins
  • Beginning a new rivalry with our friends at Fairview Farms – and completing that with a win!!
  • Quadrupling the $ raised in the season-ending Charity Team Event to $1,200 benefiting the Bloomfield Town Food Bank
  • Naming the Member of the Year the Bill Starkie Award

We have such a great group of guys having a blast each week we tee it up that allows us to put our work weeks behind us, and truly relax and enjoy the game we all love. But Tiger Woods did say, “No matter how good you get, you can always get better.”

For 2019, the Board is exploring the following: an Intraclub Team Charity event in the Spring, a WMGA Winter Golf Trip, a WMGA +1 Meet & Greet around the holidays, adding a 2nd Interclub to compete against.

Please know that you all are our greatest asset – our members. You have ideas, we want to hear them, so reach out to me or the Board at any time with your thoughts!

I look forward to working with all of you to continue making the Wintonbury Men’s Golf Association the very best Men’s Golf Club in Connecticut!

Don Tinker, President, WMGA
Contact Don/WMGA

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.”

Bobby Jones