The Country Club of Waterbury will once again open its doors to the states top amateurs for the 116th playing of the Connecticut Amateur.
The Connecticut Amateur Championship is one of the nation’s oldest state amateur golf championships and is one of 19 championship tournaments conducted by the Connecticut State Golf Association. The challenging format tests the state's best amateur golfers over two rounds of stroke play to determine the low thirty-two match play qualifiers. Two rounds of match play each day culminate in a thirty-six hole final to crown the top amateur player in Connecticut.
The Country Club of Waterbury was originally founded in 1899 with a nine hole course constructed by Waterbury native Arthur Fenn. In 1927, the club hired noted golf architect Donald Ross to develop a first-class 18-hole layout on a combination of existing and newly acquired land. The current Ross course opened for play on Saturday, September 15, 1928, and has been a staple on Connecticut championship golf schedules ever since.
Country Club of Waterbury, the perennial host of the Russell C. Palmer Cup, last hosted the Connecticut Amateur in 2010 when Bernie D'Amato of Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course defeated Nick Taylor 8&6 in the 36-hole final match. Taylor, the 2017 Club Champion at the Country Club of Waterbury, will be one of several local favorites hoping to claim the states most presitigious championship on their home course.
The 116th Connecticut Amateur Championship will be held Monday, June 4 thru Friday, June 8th.