Format & Schedule
All players will play eighteen holes of stroke play on Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th. 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 19th. Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches will be played on Thursday, June 20th. The Final match will be played on Friday, June 21st and will be contested over 36-holes. All other matches will be contested over 18 holes.
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 (www.ctamateur.com) for official news and updates.
Notice of Withdrawal
If you must withdraw, up to and including Friday, June 14th, please notify the CSGA immediately by calling (860) 257-4171. Beginning Saturday, June 15th, you may send your notice of withdrawal to the CSGA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice rounds are available June 3-7 and June 10-14. The cost of a practice round is $50 and includes the use of a golf cart and practice facilities. To schedule a practice round please contact a member of the Fox Hopyard Golf Club professional staff at (860) 434-6644.
Fox Hopyard Golf Club will play as a par 71 at approximately 6,900 yards with a time par of 4 hours and 28 minutes.
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.
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.
Online Scoring Cards:
There will be online scoring stations spread throughout the golf course. Please provide these volunteers with the appropriate hole by hole scores upon reaching these areas.
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. The practice range will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday between waves from approximately 10:00am until 11:30am.
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 during this time. On the Rocks Restaurant at Fox Hopyard will also be open normal business hours for additional food and beverage options.
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 the Fox Hopyard Golf Club.
Exemptions Earned Through This Championship:
Connecticut Amateur, 10 years (2020-2029)
Russell C. Palmer Cup, 10 years (2020-2029)
Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 10 years (2020-2029)
Connecticut Open, 5 years (2019-2023)
Connecticut Senior Amateur, Lifetime
Connecticut Open, 1 year (2019)
Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 1 year (2019)
Round of 16:
Connecticut Amateur, 1 year (2020)
Russell C. Palmer Cup, 1 year (2020)
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.