ELIGIBILITY: In addition to a player's agreement to abide by the CSGA General Tournament Policies, the following criteria is required:
Amateur Golfers Only:
ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
ENTRY FEE: $140
FORMAT AT CHAMPIONSHIP PROPER: 18-holes of stroke play to be conducted on both Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th. The thirty-two (32) players with the lowest 36-hole total will advance to match play. A playoff to determine the final positions in match play will be conducting following the conclusion of all stroke play rounds on Tuesday, June 18h. Two rounds of 18-hole matches play will be conducted on Wednesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 20th. The two remaining players will compete in the 36-hole championship match on Friday, June 21st. Any match tied following the completion of the stipulated holes will be extended to sudden death until a winner is decided.
FORMAT AT SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: 18-holes of stroke play. Players with the low scores (total number at each site to be determined following the entry deadline) will advance to the championship proper. Any player(s) that tie at the predetermined qualifying position will also advance. There will be no playoffs conducted at qualifying sites.
ALTERNATE POLICY: More information on the alternate policy for the Connecticut Amateur can be found HERE.
TRANSPORTATION & CADDIES: At both sectional qualifying and the championship proper the use of caddies is permitted but not required. The use of automotive transportation is not permitted during the championship proper but will be permitted at any qualifying site at the discretion of the host club.
PRIZES: The player(s) with the low 36-hole total in stroke play will be awarded the Robert M. Grant medal in recgonition of their accomplishment. Players advancing to the Quaterfinals of the Match Play bracket will receive merchandise credit redeemable at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club golf shop. Players advancing to the Semifinals of the Match Play bracket will receive keepsake trophies in recognition of their accomplishment. The 117th Connecticut Amateur Champion will have his name engraved on the permanent Robert Pryde trophy and be allowed to keep the permanent trophy in their possession until the 118th Connecticut Amateur is conducted.
WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS: 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.
WITHDRAWALS DURING COMPETITION AND/OR NO CARD POLICY: 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 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