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1st Annual Glow Ball Scramble

The 1st Annual Glow Ball Scramble will be held Friday, October  15, 2021 at the Canaan Country Club, Canaan, CT.

Please sign up ASAP, as there are only 40 spots available!

This will be an 8 hole circuit (1, 7, 8 & 9), which will be played twice.

The format will be a shotgun start scramble.

There will be 10 foursomes and it will be WALKERS only.

The price is $28 each and includes one free drink voucher per person.

Glow balls will be provided but need to be returned.

If your team returns ALL FOUR BALLS AS A GROUP each member will receive an additional well drink or bottle of beer FREE!

The 1st place team members will each win a $20 gift card.

Please visit the club to sign up or call the pro shop @ 860-824-7683.

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Kara Zinke

No one can know how many lives have been made better thanks to Kara Zinke. The 18 year old died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1993. Back then, because Kara was an organ donor, four people’s lives were saved through the gifts of her heart, kidneys and liver.

These days Kara’s family organizes the Kara Zinke Emergency Fund Golf Tournament to help local families who, because of illness, accident or other tragedy, find themselves in emergency situations. The funds, often as much as $13,000 a year or more, are distributed through a partnership with the Canaan Northwest Lions Club.

20 foursomes teed up for Saturday’s 10th Annual Tournament at the Canaan Country Club where the mood was festive and the weather was New England autumn gorgeous, and four generations of Zinkes were on hand to oversee the event.

For the Zinke family the money raised from this tournament is their way to give back to a community that showed them so much kindness when they needed it most.

The Annual Kara Zinke Emergency Fund Golf Tournament is the organization’s major fundraiser for the year. To learn more about the fund or to make a donation visit

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1st Annual Archie Barney Memorial Golf Tournament with a Twist


The 1st Annual Archie Barney Memorial Golf Tournament with a Twist will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Canaan Country Club, Canaan, CT.

The tournament is a nine-hole, three-club, four-person, scramble- format event.

The tournament honors Archie Barney, a long time fixture at the club who endeared himself to everyone with his quirky personality, his zany sense of humor and his offbeat observations.

The tournament is meant to capture some of Archie’s on-course persona.

Many may remember that Archie would often go out on the course equipped with only a DRIVER and play a full 9 holes. You might also recall that he would often hit approach shots from as much as 50 yards off the green with a PUTTER.

So for Archie’s tournament, each golfer will be allowed a maximum of 3 clubs, of their choosing. Driver, 8 iron, putter? 3 wood, rescue club, wedge? You choose – but only 3, and you can’t use your teammates clubs.

Make up your own 4-some if you choose or we can match you up. If you are a single, we will try to match you up.

Tee off is 10:00 am.

Cost per golfer, including food, will be $60 which includes green fees a barbecue lunch, prizes, and a raffle. You can pay your entry fee morning of the tournament.

The club will donate 50% of the entry fees to a new scholarship fund in Archie’s name, which will help young golfers participate in the sport. Golf can be an expensive sport and finding a way to encourage junior golfers is something Archie would be supportive of.

Please call the pro shop to sign up for this tournament at 860-824-7683.









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Celebration of Life for Archie Barney

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021 to honor the life of Archie Barney at the VFW Couch Pipa Post #6851 located at 104 South Canaan Road, Canaan, CT.

The reception will be 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

There will be no calling hours.

Archie was one of those rare people who gained an army of friends simply by being himself – that is, by dispensing his quirky humor and off kilter wisdom while going about his business at the Canaan Country Club.

A large number of Archie’s Army is sure to attend this Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made in Archie’s memory to the North Canaan Ambulance Company, Route 7, Canaan.

Rest in Peace Archie!

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Winsted Elks Annual Golf Tournament Full

This Event is Full

The Winsted Elks Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Canaan Country Club May 15, 2021.

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Golf – The last Sports Refuge ?

The golf course may be the last sports refuge in these crazy times.

At its essence, golf is a solitary sport, and even when enjoyed with others there is a natural distance between players. But even on the links some changes have emerged to help keep everyone safe.

The most obvious change of course is there can be no post-round beers at the bar or lunch either  since all restaurants are closed. But course eateries are still offering snacks, lunch-type foods like sandwiches and beverages to take onto the course.

Here is what some of the public courses in the Tri-State area are doing to accommodate golfers in coronavirus world.

Egremont Country Club, South Egremont, MA- not open yet, hope to be open soon.

Hotchkiss School Golf Course, Lakeville, CT – may open as soon as April 1st.

Fairview Farm Golf Course, Harwinton, CT – open for the season, burgers, dogs,  sandwiches and beverages available to take on the course.

Green Woods Country Club, Winsted, CT – not open yet.

Quarry View Golf Course, Canaan, CT – course and driving range open, no food options.

Undermountain Golf Course, Copake, NY – open, beverages and snacks available to take on the course , no lunch menu yet.

Winding Brook Country Club, Valatie, NY – tentative opening date  March 29th.

Canaan Country Club, Canaan, CT – open but without carts, limited luncheon items and beverages available for takeout.

Links at Union Vale, Lagrangeville, NY – beverages and sandwich menu to go. Also only allowing one golfer per cart and only a couple people in the pro shop at a time.

Other measures that some clubs are taking to avoid the virus spread are no rakes in the sand traps, no ball washers, leaving the pin in while putting and using raised cups (when your putt hits the raised cup lip it is considered “in”).

Many courses are also sanitizing carts after each use.

Before you tee off, check with the pro shop at your favorite course to see what changes they’ve made to help ensure our safety.

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Knights of Columbus Adam S. Michalek Memorial Golf Tournament

The Knights of Columbus Adam S. Michalek Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, October 7, 2019 at The Canaan Country Club, 74 High St., Canaan, CT 06018. Rain date is Oct. 8th.

The entry fee for the 18 hole, four-person scramble format event  is $110 per person which includes green fees, cart, coffee and donuts, lunch, on course contests, on course beverages, awards and dinner.

On course contests include closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the line and double your money. There is also a putting contest.

This event is limited to the first 16 foursomes, so sign up early. Register by contacting:

Frank Perotti

P.O. Box 538

Canaan, CT 06018

(860) 824-5509

(cell) (860) 920-2353


Jerry Baldwin

181 Main St.

Salisbury, CT 06068

(860) 435-9996

(cell)  (860) 806-6013

Make check payable to : K of C. Council 1520 and return by October 1st.

The tournament day schedule is as follows:

9:30-10:30 am  Sign up, coffee and donuts

11:00 – 11:45 am  Lunch

Noon  Shotgun start

4:30 pm  Awards, raffles, auction and Dinner

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Knights of Columbus scholarship fund for local students.

Raffle and auction items from businesses or individuals are welcome.

For more information call Jerry or Frank at the above numbers.

Thank you to these 2018 sponsors!


Canaan Auto Supply


Stop & Shop

Roma Pizza

Zia Marie

Barrington Outfitters


Drury & Patz

Thornhill Nursery

Hotchkiss School


Litchfield Bancorp

Wake Robin Inn

Black Rabbit Bar & Grille

Riley’s Furniture

Camp Sloane

Salisbury Wines

Caddie Shack

Tech Air

Dave’s Tire

Ed’s Auto

Wm. Perotti & Sons

Freund’s Farm Market

Bill Tierney

Moe Spadaccini


Stadium System

Cordial Shop

State Line Wine and Spirits

Mahaiwe Jewelers



Smith & Watson

Hotchkiss School Golf

Salisbury Pharmacy

Interlaken Inn


Ascendant Compliance Management

On The Run

N E Cleaners


White Hart Inn

Katie Baldwin Designs

Falls Village Inn

Tadiello Electric

Segalla Sand & Gravel

C.A. Lindell

Railroad Café

Quarry View Golf Course

Allyndale Corp

Lindell Fuel

Decker & Beebe

Salisbury Bank & Trust

Main St. Hair

State Line Pizza

Canaan Vision Center

Sand Road Animal Hospital

Egremont Country Club

Pop’s Diner

Jerry Baldwin



National Iron Bank

Lakeville Golf


Harney & Sons



Megan Conklin

Rose Hill Kitchen and Bath

Curtis Insurance

Plimpton & Hills

Jacob’s Garage

Laurelbrook Natural Resources

Black Forest Bakery


If we have missed anyone we apologize. We truly appreciate your donation!

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Kara Zinke Emergency Fund 9th Annual Golf Tournament

The Kara Zinke Emergency Fund 9th Annual Golf Tournament, will be held Saturday, September 7  2019 at the Canaan Country Club, 74 High St., Canaan, CT 06018.

The price for the 18 hole, four-person scramble is $110 per person which includes green fees, cart, prizes, lunch and a buffet dinner. On-course contests include closest to the hole, longest drive for men and women, a 50-50 challenge and a putting contest and raffle. There is a dinner-only option for $40.

Although golfers may register on tournament day, organizers recommend early registration because the tournament always fills up before the day of the event. Pre-register by calling Brenda Fife at (860) 671-1645.

The tournament day schedule is as follows:

9:30 am  Registration and continental breakfast

11:00 am  Shotgun Start

Lunch at the turn

Buffet Dinner and Awards.

Sponsorship opportunities range  from $50-$500. Raffle prize donations are also most welcome.

For sponsor information call Brenda Fife at (860) 671-1645.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Kara Zinke Emergency Fund, a division of the Canaan Northwest Lion’s Club. The tournament was started by the Zinke family in honor of Kara Zinke, who passed away in 1993. In the past year, the Fund has provided $13,000 to 26 families in need. The Fund is a way for the Zinke family to give back to the community for the kindnesses that they received after Kara’s passing.

To learn more about the Kara Zinke Emergency Fund, again, call Brenda Fife at (860) 671-1645 or email

Thanks to these generous sponsors:

Lone Oak Camp Sites

Ed’s Auto Parts Inc.

Salisbury Visiting Nurses Association

Tadiello Electric

Laurelbrook Natural Resources

Raynard and Pierce, Inc.

William Perotti & Sons

Drury Patz & Citrin, LLP

Dave’s Tire & Auto Repair

Segalla Sand & Gravel, Inc.

Ormsbee Gas Co. Inc.

Salisbury Bank & Trust Co.

Caddie Shack


Vernali Concrete

Segalla’s Turnkey Housing, LLC

Torrington Savings Bank

Founders Insurance Group Inc.

WD Hewins & Sons

Jay’s Lawn Care

Decker & Beebe

Associated Lightning Rod

The Cordial Shop

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Ice Bucket Open

The Ice Bucket Open, 4th Annual will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Canaan Country Club, 74 High Street, Canaan, CT 06018.

The 18 hole, four-person scramble format event will be run in two flights.

The cost is $115 per person which includes green fees, continental breakfast, cart, lunch, on-course contests, prizes and awards. There will also be a raffle.

Only advance registrations will be accepted, by August 2nd- no exceptions. Last year, the morning flight filled up early and the entire tournament sold out well before tournament day.

Send registration and check to Jeannine Frink, 11 Ruth Cross Road, Colebrook, CT 06021.

Tournament day schedule is as follows:

7:30 am   Check in for morning flight, continental breakfast.

8:00 am  Shotgun start for morning flight

Noon   Lunch for both flights

12:30 pm  Check in for afternoon flight

1:00  pm   Shotgun start for afternoon flight.

Raffle and awards follow end of second flight (award winners need not be present)

For information about registration, sponsorship opportunities etc. call or text Jeannine at (203) 223-2688.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the ALS Association, Connecticut Chapter which provides equipment, transportation, and general support to ALS patients and their families.

To learn more about the ALS Association visit

Thank you to the following generous supporters:

Eric Kostak

Stony Brook Golf Course

263 Milton Road

Litchfield, CT  06759


Beth Ford

Candlewood Valley Country Club

401 Danbury Road

New Milford, CT  06776


Dino Gravanis

The Ranch Golf Club

65 Sunnyside Road

Southwick, MA   01077


Karen Madaus

Richter Park Golf Course

100 Aunt Hack Road

Danbury, CT  06811


Ron Pfaefflin

Norfolk Country Club

50 Golf Drive

Norfolk, CT   06058


Jon Urban

Copake Country Club

44 Golf Course Road

Craryville, NY  12521


Mark Levesque

Columbia Golf & Country Club

P. O. Box 646

Claverack, NY  12513


Jared Smith

Greenwoods Country Club

300 Torringford Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Jim Budney

Greenwoods Country Club

300 Torringford Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Tom Sullivan

Wyantenuck Country Club

P. O. Box 338

Great Barrington, MA   01230


Bob Ferrarotti

Fairview Farms Golf Course

300 Hill Road

Harwinton, CT  06791


Bud Pepin

Torrington Country Club

P. O. Box 837

Torrington, CT  06790


Mike DeFeo

159 South Borough Road

Southington, CT  06489


Ledgebrook Wine & Spirits

Attn:  Neil

200 New Hartford Road

Winsted, CT  06098


Mario’s Tuscany Grill

560 Main Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Tributary Restaurant

19 Rowley Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Al Nero

Gilson Cafe & Cinema

354 Main Street

Winsted, CT  06098



R & B Sport

19 Rowley Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Rowley Grill & Tap

19 Rowley Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Northwest Sporting Goods

178 Rowley Street

Winsted, CT  06098


Ann Lavieri

Allstate Insurance

40 Park Place E

Winsted, CT  06098

Chelsea Gomez

Ryan Gomez

Allstate Insurance

40 Park Place E

Winsted, CT  06098


Harvey & Marion Bullis

14 W. Goldfinch Court

Savannah, GA  31419


David Cappabianca

Mattress Firm

1912 East Main Street

Torrington, CT  06790


Robin Bergman

64 Deer Run Road

Watertown, CT  06795


Fran Marrello

84 Lake Plymouth Blvd

Plymouth, CT  06782


Winsted Precision Ball

159 Colebrook River Road

Winsted, CT  06098



Shawn Finney

Finney Electric LLC

72 Old turnpike Road N

Canaan, CT  06018


Knight’s Electrical Service, Inc.

Moe & Dolly Spadaccini

P. O. Box 64

Canaan, CT  06018


The Barden Foundation

1146 Barnum Avenue

Bridgeport, CT  06610



Leslie DiMartino

Riverton General Store, LLC

2 Main Street, P.O. Box 48

Riverton, CT  06065


Meredith Wise

Employers Association of the NE

67 Hunt Street, PO Box 1070

Agawam, MA   01001-6070


Mitchell Auto Group

71 Albany Tpke

Canton, CT  06019


Kimberly Perez

Golf Club of Avon

160 Country Club Road

Avon, CT  06001


Maria Schaechter

Schaeffler Group USA

308 Springhill Farm Road

Fort Mill, SC 29715




Tina Zucca

Pop’s Diner

85 Main Street

Canaan, CT  06018


Normand Wine & Spirit

361 North Main Street

Winsted, CT  06098

  Tony Troisi

T & J Screw Machine Products

27 Main Street

Oakville, CT  06779



Buddy Riva

CA Lindell

59 Church Street

Canaan, CT  06018

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Bob Frink

I only saw Bob Frink once, and from that moment wished that I had known him longer. I met him at the Canaan Country Club last August where he was hosting the 3rd Annual Ice Bucket Open Golf Tournament to raise money  for the  ALS Association, Connecticut Chapter.

Bob sat in a motorized wheelchair. He could no longer speak, but he could smile, and I think smiling is about the bravest thing you can do when you have ALS.

ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or, more commonly, Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder which means it robs the sufferer of muscular control starting with mobility and manual dexterity and eventually speech and the ability to breath. There is no cure, and it is always fatal. It stole those things from Bob, but it couldn’t rob his spirit, or the spirit of his wife Jeanine and their family. Much is asked of a family when a member has ALS.

Bob had served as greens keeper at CCC for 27 years, so a golf tournament at the Club was a natural for a fundraiser.  Well known and well loved, Bob’s friends organized the Open to raise money to help him out, but Bob decided the proceeds would go to ALS Association CT, the organization that has helped him and his family.

Bob passed away in February, but the Ice Bucket Challenge continues. It will be held this Saturday, August 10th, for the fourth year, at the Canaan Country Club in memory of Bob Frink.

The tournament has raised over $70,000 for ALS research over its three year run. 

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