BERLIN - The Connecticut State Golf Association Public Links Championship will be coming to Timberlin Golf Course in August, but with a cost.
The Town Council approved $2,601 in waiver costs to host the two-day event, run by the CSGA, on August 14 and 15. The top public golfers from the state are expected to attend.
“It’s great publicity for Timberlin,” said Jonathan Zuk, director of golf.
The waiver cost initially started with $7,020 in greens fees but golf carts and practice rounds will be charged full price to the 120 golfers expected to attend, should they chose to use them.
With 40 percent of the field expected to use carts for the event and 45 percent to pay for a full price practice round, $1,260 and $3,159 is expected in revenue from the two options.
The event will start with the full round and then the second day will cut the field down to the top 60 players.
The event will be publicized online at CTGolfer.com and the CSGA website, said Zuk. He said he is working to have local sports news programs attend the event.
The council action came after the Public Golf Commission recommended approval of the waiver at their December meeting.
“They’re on the job as well, good to see that,” said Mayor Mark Kaczynski, of the commission started in 2017.
Zuk said the course has hosted amateur tournaments and is hoping to continue ramping up the course to one day host a U.S. Open qualifier.
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