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Distinguished Connecticut Golfer Celebrates 90th Birthday

Orange’s Edward N. Silver a Longtime CSGA Rules Official

Edward (Ed) Silver, who was the first recipient of the Connecticut State Golf Association’s Distinguished Club Representative of the Year Award, has spent 79 of his 90 years playing golf. A member of Race Brook Country Club in Orange since he was 11, Silver has served the Connecticut State Golf Association as a rules official for hundreds of its tournaments over the years. The occasion of Silver’s 90th birthday took place recently with a reception at Race Brook.

An accomplished golfer, Silver competed in the British Seniors Amateur Championship in 1983.

As an Honorary Member of Race Brook Country Club, he has served as president and on the Board of Governors. The Presidents Cup tournament is named in his honor. As a philanthropist, Silver founded the Race Brook Scholarship Fund and has been active with The First Tee of Connecticut.

Silver, who joined Race Brook in 1936, continues to play nine holes of golf at least three to four times a week and he remains a keen student of the game. When asked about his game, he stated, “I’m working on a golf swing that’s working better than ever.”

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