With even-par scores of 69, Greenwich High School senior Jackson Fretty and Silver Spring Country Club's Richard Hayes, above, lead the field on day one of the Russell C. Palmer Cup, the state's amateur stroke play championship.
Of three Connecticut-connected teams in the 5th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Bandon Dunes, two are sets of brothers: the Days of Cheshire and the Murphys of Fairfield. Dan, above, is one of the longest hitters in the state. (Photo: David Colt)
The CSGA functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 50 Championships, Qualifiers and One-Day Tournaments throughout the year, in addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members and 181 member clubs. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, The First Tee, the Connecticut PGA, the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.