The traffic in and around this area of the state is extremely heavy throughout the day but especially during the morning commute. Please make sure to take these traffic conditions into consideration when planning your departure and arrival times.
Parking at Ellington Ridge Country Club is limited. As such, we request that any player employing a caddie carpool in order to save room in the lot. In case of overflow, the grass area near the tennis courts will be utilized.
Format of Play
There will be 150 players in the starting field. Following two rounds of stroke play on Monday and Tuesday, July 31st and August 1st, the lowest 40 players, including ties, will advance to round three on Wednesday, August 2nd. The player with the lowest 54-hole total will be the Champion. In case of a tie for the Championship, there will be a three-hole aggregate playoff to determine the Champion. In the case of a tie following the three-hole aggregate, the playoff will continue in sudden death format.
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 Open website (www.connecticutopen.com) for official news and updates.
Notice of Withdrawal
If you must withdraw, up to and including Friday, July 28th, please notify the CSGA immediately by calling (860) 257-4171. This procedure is necessary so that the alternate who replaces you will have a reasonable opportunity to make arrangements to play. Beginning Saturday, July 29th, please contact the CSGA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice rounds at Ellington Ridge Country Club are available at a cost of $50 by contacting a member of the Ellington Ridge Country Club professional staff at (860) 872-9060.
Practice Areas & Range
Complimentary range balls will be available each day throughout the Championship. The range will be open each day from 6:30am until 6:00pm.
Caddies & Transportation
The use of automotive transportation during a stipulated round is prohibited unless authorized by a member of the Committee. Players may carry their own bag, utilize a push/pull cart or employ a caddie. 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
- NOTE: CT Section PGA members & apprentices are requested to refer to the CT Section Tournament Rules & Regulations on dress code
Cellular Phone Use
The use of a cellular phone or similar device by a contestant or caddie during the stipulated round is strictly prohibited. Ellington Ridge Country Club requires that all devices be place in the vibrate mode at all times. Cell phones may only be used for calling purposes in the parking lot or locker room.
Food & Beverage
Complimentary player lunches will be available each day of the Championship. There will also be several other food and beverage options available for purchase on a cash basis for players, caddies, and spectators.
Locker Room Information
The locker room, located on the bottom floor of the clubhouse, will be available for players and caddies beginning at 6:30am each morning. There are very few lockers available so we recommend leaving any valuables locked inside your personal vehicle.
On Monday, July 31st there will be a player registration table located outside of the main entrance of the club. Please follow the designated “player registration” signs when you arrive on club property. For all other days of the event there will be no player registration table. All round specific information including hole locations, etc. will be distributed at your starting tee.
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.
Professional Purse & Amateur Merchandise Credit
A total professional purse of $50,000 will be distributed among the professionals who complete 54-holes. The low professional will receive $12,500. Any amateur who completes 54-holes will receive merchandise credit redeemable at Ellington Ridge Country Club golf shop. In the case of a tie for any professional prize money, the prize money will be shared among the competitors. In the case of a tie for any amateur merchandise credit, ties will be broken using the last round score first followed by the USGA retrogression method.
Course Setup (Subject to Change)
A copy of the Championship scorecard is available for download HERE. Ellington Ridge Country Club will play to a par 72 at approximately 6936 yards.