The 2017 Connecticut Mid-Amateur will mark the eighth time that Black Hall Club has hosted the Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship. The club, which opened for play in 1965, has also previously hosted the 2015 Connecticut Amateur Championship and 2003 Connecticut Open Championship, and annually hosts the Two Man Team Championship.
PAR AND YARDAGE –Black Hall Club will be set up to play at a total of 6,664 yards and a par of 35-36--71.
Holes 1-9 will play at 3,239 yards and a par of 35
Holes 10-18 will play at 3,425 yards and a par of 36
ARCHITECT: The present layout was designed by famed architect Robert Trent Jones, who designed over 500 courses in his career. Some of his most famous course designs include Hazeltine National, Spyglass Hill, Port Royal Golf Club and the Dunes Club.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 54-hole stroke play championship. All players will play 18 holes on Monday, September 25th. The low 36 players including ties will advance to rounds two and three to be played on Tuesday, September 26th. The lowest 54 hole total will be declared the champion.
TOURNAMENT HISTORY: The Connecticut Mid Amateur Championship was first held at Shennecossett Golf Course in 1988, where Daniel Hendrickson captured the championship on his home course. The Black Hall Club has hosted the most Mid-Amateur Championships with a total of seven (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2006). Bill Hermanson currently holds the record for most Mid-Amateur Championship titles with five. (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 2001).
WHO CAN ENTER: The championship is open to any amateur golfer in Connecticut who will have reached their 25th birthday by September 25th, 2017, and who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4