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Rick Hayes Wins 2019 Palmer Cup

Silver Spring standout survives swirling winds, beats Conroy by a single shot.

Hayes, Fretty Lead Palmer Cup

With even-par scores of 69, Greenwich High School senior Jackson Fretty and Silver Spring Country Club's Richard Hayes, above, lead the field on day one of the Russell C. Palmer Cup, the state's amateur stroke play championship.

Scoring & Results

16th Russell C. Palmer Cup
CC of Watebury | May 20-21, 2019
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Quick Facts

Host Club: Country Club of Waterbury
Address: 1 Oronoke Rd., Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: (203) 753-4171
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Par & Yardage: Country Club of Waterbury will be set up to play at a total of 6,658 yards and a par of 69.

Named for Russell C. Palmer, former CSGA Executive Director (1986-1995) and inductee into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame (1997), the Palmer Cup is the Connecticut Stroke Play Championship. Mr. Palmer’s numerous accomplishments include establishing the use of GHIN throughout CSGA member clubs and initiating the purchase of the “Connecticut Golf House” which for 30 years has served as the home of the CSGA.

In addition to his work with the CSGA, Mr. Palmer was a member of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, a past president of the International Association of Golf Administrators, and a past president of the Hartford Golf Club. He was also active in the United States Golf Association where he served as a member of the Museum Committee and as a rules official for several United States Amateurs, Opens and Senior Opens.

Tournament Information

Entries Close: Wednesday, April 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Handicap Limit: 6.4

Field Size: Limited to 99 players

About the Tournament: 54-hole stroke play championship. All players will play 18 holes on Monday, May 20th. The low 39 players including ties will advance to rounds two and three to be played on Tuesday, May 21st. The lowest 54 hole total will be declared the champion.

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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)(3) 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, the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.