The traffic along I-84 can be extremely heavy at times and particularly during the morning commute. 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 4th and Tuesday, June 5th. 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 6th. Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches will be played on Thursday, June 7th. The Final match will be played on Friday, June 8th 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 1st, please notify the CSGA immediately by calling (860) 257-4171. Beginning Saturday, June 2nd, you may send your notice of withdrawal to the CSGA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice rounds are available on most days. Please contact a member of the Country Club of Waterbury professional staff at (203) 756-6644 to schedule a practice round. The cost of a practice round is $25 (Cash Only) and includes the use of a golf cart and practice facility.
A copy of the Championship scorecard is available HERE. The Country Club of Waterbury will play to a par 69 and approximately 6550 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.
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 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 6:00am. Please note that the driving range at the Country Club of Waterbury is located at the far end of the golf course and must be accessed with a golf cart. The drive to the practice range takes approximately 8 minutes. Please take this into consideration when planning your arrival and practice times.
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 6:00am 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 the Country Club of Waterbury.
Exemptions Earned Through This Championship:
Connecticut Amateur, 10 years (2019-2028)
Russell C. Palmer Cup, 10 years (2019-2028)
Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 10 years (2018-2027)
Connecticut Open, 5 years (2018-2022)
Connecticut Senior Amateur, Lifetime
Connecticut Open, 1 year (2018)
Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 1 year (2018)
Round of 16:
Connecticut Amateur, 1 year (2019)
Russell C. Palmer Cup, 1 year (2019)
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.