Please read through all the information below carefully as it contains valuable information to help you make arrangements and also serves as a reference throughout the Championship.
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 New Haven Country Club is extremely limited. As such, we request that any player employing a caddie carpool in order to save room in the lot. Further details in regards to parking will be sent to players in the coming days.
Format of Play
There will be 150 players in the starting field. Following two rounds of stroke play on Monday and Tuesday, July 30th and July 31st, the lowest 40 players, including ties, will advance to round three on Wednesday, August 1st. 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 27th, 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 28th, please contact the CSGA by email at email@example.com.
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.
Practice rounds at New Haven Country Club are available to competitors only on the dates listed below at a cost of $40 which includes the use of a golf cart if you wish. Competitors may bring a caddie during their practice round but must adhere to New Haven Country Club dress code and pace of play policies at all times. To schedule a practice round please contact a member of the New Haven Country Club professional staff at (203) 248-4531. Practice round dates are available as follows:
Monday, July 16th after 12:00pm
Tuesday, July 17th after 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 18th before 11:00am
Thursday, July 19th between 10:00am and 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 24th after 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 25th before 11:00am
Friday, July 27th before 11:00am
Saturday, July 28th after 3:00pm
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, or employ a caddie. There are a limited number of caddies available through New Haven Country Club. To reserve a caddie for the Championship please contact a member of the professional staff at (203) 248-4531. no caddies available through the host club. The use of a push cart during the championship is permitted. However, players wishing to utilize a push cart must use a New Haven Country Club provided push cart at a cost of $20 per round. No personal push carts will be allowed during the Championship or practice round. Thank you in advance for adhering to the host club’s policy.
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
- Cargo pants/shorts or Jeans are not allowed
- Hats are to be worn in a traditional manner
NOTE: CT Section PGA members & apprentices are requested to refer to the CT Section TR&R 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 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 30th there will be a player registration table located near the bag drop. 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 HERE.
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 New Haven 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)
New Haven Country Club will play to a par 70 at approximately 6,550 yards with a time par of 4 hours and 24 minutes.