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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bensel going for third straight CT Open title

By Joe Morelli, Register Staff / Twitter: @nhrJoeMorelli
Frank Bensel may not officially be the reigning two-time defending Connecticut Open champion, but the Norwalk resident still hasn’t lost at the Connecticut Open in the past three years.
Bensel won his first title at Hartford Golf Club in 2009, but couldn’t defend in 2010 because he had already committed to play in a different tournament. Then he won his second crown last year at Brooklawn CC.
Now Bensel, 44, goes for title No. 3 beginning Monday at Wee Burn CC in Darien, which is hosting the Open for the first time since 1999, and fifth overall. This is the 78th Open.
“Right now, I’m not hitting it great,” Bensel said. “But I plan on playing well and I expect to do well. I’ve always had success in the Connecticut Open.”

Check out more on Bensel, and some key Open tee times for Monday.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Nowobilski reaches Hall of Fame

John Nowobilski, the head pro at Tallwood Country Club in Hebron for over 30 years, will be inducted into the Connecticut Section PGA Hall of Fame in November.
Nowobilski served as the Chairman of the Connecticut Section PGA 75th Anniversary Committee and has won several awards, including Golf Professional of the Year in 1986.
Former had pro at at Westover GC Jimmy Nichols will also be inducted. He lost his right arm in a train accident, yet was able to conduct many clinics for disabled golfers like himself.