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83rd Connecticut Open Championship

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Player Information



  • Holding an active USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4 under the men’s USGA Handicap System
  • Connecticut Residents must be a bona fide member of a CSGA member club
  • Non-residents of Connecticut must be a bona fide member of a Type 1 CSGA member club


  • Connecticut Section PGA Members
  • Golf Professionals who are legal residents of Connecticut
  • Golf Professionals employed by CSGA Member Clubs
  • Golf Professionals who are a bona-fide member of a Type 1 CSGA member club
  • In agreement with General Tournament Policies listed below.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

ENTRY FEE: Amateurs: $135 / Professionals: $250

EXEMPT PLAYERS: 83rd Connecticut Open Exemption List - Exempt players MUST apply by the entry deadline.

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: (18-Hole Stroke Play Qualifier) - For all but exempt players:

Monday, June 26th - The Farms Country Club, Wallingford, Conn.

Wednesday, June 28th - Cedar Knob Golf Course, Somers, Conn.

Monday, July 10th - Richter Park Golf Course, Danbury, Conn.

Tuesday, July 11th - Wampanoag Country Club, West Hartford, Conn.

Wednesday, July 12th - Timberlin Golf Course, Berlin, Conn.

Site 6 TBA


Format | Transportation & Caddies | Withdrawals & Refunds | Conditions of Entry

Format: 54-Hole Stroke Play Championship - Ellington Ridge Country Club, Ellington, Conn.

- Monday, July 31st - First Round, 18 Holes
- Tuesday, August 1st- Second Round, 18 Holes
*The low 40 players including ties will advance to the final round on Wednesday, August 2nd

- Wednesday, August 2nd- Final Round, 18 Holes

Transportation & Caddies: Players are required to walk for all stroke play rounds. A player may either carry his own bag, use a non-motorized push cart, or employ a caddie.

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.

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


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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.