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Traffic Notification
The traffic along I-95 and the Merritt Parkway can be extremely heavy at times and particularly during the morning commute. There is also daytime construction being completed on several local roads in Trumbull near the golf course.  Please make sure to take these traffic conditions into consideration when planning your departure and arrival times.

Format & Schedule
All players will play eighteen holes of stroke play on Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th. The low 32 players will advance to match play.  In the case of a tie for the final match play qualifying position, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following the conclusion of round two.  Ties for all other match play qualifying positions will be determined by return of card.

Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches will be played on Wednesday, June 21st.  Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches will be played on Thursday, June 22nd.  The Final match will be played on Friday, June 23rd and will be contested over 36-holes.  All other matches will be contested over 18 holes.

Player Communication
Prior to and during the course of the championship, the CSGA will utilize Text Messaging and Email to communicate suspensions of play, resumptions, delays in starting times, or any other matter of importance. In an effort to make this communication as efficient as possible, please make sure to update your CSGA online registration profile with your cellphone number and email address available during the championship. Please note that standard text messaging rates may apply. You can also refer to the Connecticut Amateur website (https://www.csgalinks.org/championships/amateur/) for official news and updates.

Notice of Withdrawal
If you must withdraw, up to and including Friday, June 16th, please notify the CSGA immediately by calling (860) 257-4171. Beginning Saturday, June 17th, you may send your notice of withdrawal to the CSGA by email at rhoffman@csgalinks.org. 

Practice Rounds
Practice rounds are available on most days.  Players are entitled to ONE practice round at the Trumbull resident rate.  All other practice rounds will be available at Tashua Knolls standard rates.  To make arrangements you may call the Golf Shop at (203) 452-5186 or book online at www.tashuaknolls.com. 
Course Setup:

A copy of the Championship scorecard is available HERE.  Tashua Knolls will play to a par 72 and approximately 6540 yards.  Please note that these yardages are subject to change and may vary from round to round.

Caddies & Transportation
You may carry your own bag or employ a caddie.  Players and caddies must walk at all times.  The use of a pull/push cart is permitted.  There are no caddies available through the host club.

Dress Code
Contestants and caddies are requested to adhere to the following:
-    Shorts must be Bermuda length
-    Shirts must have a collar & be tucked in at all times
-    Jeans are not allowed
-    Hats are to be worn in a traditional manner
-    No cargo pants or shorts are allowed

Cellular Phone Use
The use of a cellular phone or similar device by a contestant or caddie during the stipulated round is strictly prohibited. Cell phones may only be used for calling purposes in the parking lot or locker room.

Distance Measuring Devices:
A player may obtain distance information by use of a distance measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3. 

Online Scoring Cards:
There will be several online scoring stations spread throughout the golf course.  Please provide these volunteers with the appropriate hole by hole scores upon reaching these areas.

On-Site Registration
Players must check in at the player registration table upon their arrival on each competition day.  The player registration table will be located near the Golf Shop entrance.

Practice Areas & Range
Complimentary range balls will be available each day throughout the Championship beginning at 6:30am.  Please note that Tashua Knolls utilizes limited flight balls 

Food & Beverage
Complimentary player lunches will be available each day of the Championship from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Lunch will also be available on a cash basis for caddies and spectators in the dining room from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  The snack bar will be available on a cash basis for players, caddies, and spectators.

Locker Room Information
The locker room, located on the lower level of the clubhouse, will be available for players and caddies beginning at 6:30am each morning.  There are no lockers available so please keep all valuables on your person or locked in your vehicle throughout the Championship.

Pace of Play Guidelines
CSGA pace of play guidelines will be strictly enforced.  The full CSGA Pace of Play policy can be found online at www.csgalinks.org.

Trophies & Prizes:
The winner will have his name engraved on the permanent Connecticut Amateur Championship trophy.  The winner and runner-up will also receive a keepsake Connecticut Amateur Championship trophy.  The stroke play medalist will be awarded the Robert M. Grant medal for their achievement.  Also, all contestants advancing to the Quarterfinals will receive merchandise credit redeemable at Tashua Knolls Golf Course.  

Amateur Team Championship:
The Connecticut Amateur Team Championship, conducted concurrently with the Connecticut Amateur Championship, dates back to the founding of the CSGA in 1899 when members of Greenwich Country Club won the first team Amateur championship.  Any golf club represented by three of more contestants in the Amateur Championship will be automatically entered into this field.  The three lowest 18-hole scores per club for rounds one and two will be counted toward the team total.  The club with the lowest total score will be declared champion, have the club name engraved on the Connecticut Amateur Team Championship trophy and also receive a plaque honoring the club’s achievement.
 

POSTING TOURNAMENT SCORES:
All stroke play rounds will be posted to the players GHIN record upon completion of the event.  Each scores will be posted as a "T" score.  Players must not post their score individually to avoid duplication of scores.

WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY:
Refund less $25.00 administrative fee if requested prior to entry deadline. 50% refund after entry deadline and seven days prior to the event.  Within seven days prior to the event there will be no refund.  Any player who has competed in a qualifying round will be not be issued a refund if they are forced to withdraw from the championship proper.

Withdrawal during an CSGA competition: 
All players are expected to complete the competition which they start.  Acceptable reasons for withdrawal during a competition are physical injury, illness, or an emergency.  Poor play is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal.  A player who withdraws without an acceptable reason or without notifying CSGA personnel will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions.  If a player is aware of a possibility of withdrawal (e.g. injury) he should notify the CSGA as soon as possible.
All players who start a round must return a scorecard personally to CSGA staff or a CSGA official even if they are officially withdrawing. Players who withdraw also must sign and attest that the hole by hole scores are correct for the fellow-competitor's scorecard they were keeping and return that card to the fellow-competitor or another marker in the group. Players who do not follow this policy will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions.


CONDITIONS OF TOURNAMENT ENTRY:
By submitting an entry for any CSGA-administered competition, the contestant understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the CSGA. A contestant may be removed from any competition at the discretion of the CSGA staff or Competitions Committee at any time before or during the competition. Incidents of unbecoming conduct or actions deemed to be detrimental to the image of the CSGA or the “Spirit of the Game” are grounds for such removal and suspension from future CSGA-administered competitions. These include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property

2) Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing

3) Offensive or unbecoming language

4) Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of CSGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants

5) Potential endangerment of others

6) Conduct deemed unbecoming

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About the CSGA

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)(6) 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, and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.