Wintonbury Hills Continues Banner Year with Connecticut Public Links Championship
Golfweek’s “Best Course You Can Play in Connecticut” Earns Praise from State’s Best Amateurs
Wintonbury Hills Golf Course – the only Pete Dye designed course in New England – recently hosted 108 of Connecticut’s best amateur golfers from 41 different state public courses for the 2019 Connecticut Public Links Championship.
Peter Tomlinson won the 34th Public Links Championship by shooting a final-round 66 to overtake first-round leader Gabe Van Ness at Wintonbury Hills. A self-taught player from Seymour, this is a coming-of-age win for Tomlinson who has never won a Connecticut State Golf event, let alone junior event prior.
Opened in 2004, Wintonbury Hills represents Dye’s first and only championship design in New England. The classic links-style 6,711-yard, par-70 layout provided a noteworthy test in the 36-hole championship hosted by the Connecticut State Golf Association.
“Wintonbury Hills is easily one of the best golf courses in Connecticut, and one of the best public courses in the Northeast,” says Mike Moraghan, executive director of the Connecticut State Golf Association. “It is a great facility for players of all abilities, from beginners to championship competitors. If you love golf, you will love Wintonbury Hills.”
Peter Tomlinson wins 34th Connecticut Public Links Championship
Owned by the Town of Bloomfield and managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) since the course’s inception, this beautiful layout was ranked No. 1 in Golfweek’s “2019 Best Courses You Can Play in Connecticut.”
“Our first-place ranking in The Constitution State and successful 2019 Public Links is a testament to the wonderful partnership enjoyed between the Town of Bloomfield and BCG at Wintonbury Hills,” says Ciaran Carr, PGA, general manager of Wintonbury Hills Golf Course. “As Wintonbury Hills’ reputation continues to elevate across the Northeast, we look forward to hosting more championships in subsequent years.”
In 2019, Billy Casper Golf celebrates its 30th anniversary of building and refining the strongest operating platform in golf. Additional BCG-managed courses in Connecticut include East Hartford Golf Club, Lyman Orchards Golf Club and The Windham Club.
More information: www.wintonburyhillsgolf.com, 860.242.1401
About Billy Casper Golf
Founded 30 years ago in partnership with the late golf legend Billy Casper, the company is one of the largest owner-operators of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. with over 150 properties across 29 states. Headquartered in Reston, VA with regional offices across America, BCG specializes in course and property maintenance, staffing, training, clubhouse operations, food-and-beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing, public relations, special events and financial management.
BCG offers three tiers of management solutions; Spectrum, Signature and Select. In addition, BCG Ventures features proprietary, innovate programs including the annual “World’s Largest Golf Outing” and Casper Labs, the testing ground for FootGolf, Billy Casper Digital Network and other engaging programming. Buffalo Agency was also born out of BCG 18 years ago as a fully integrated marketing firm servicing golf, sport and lifestyle markets globally.
More information: www.billycaspergolf.com, 703.761.1444