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Palmer Cup returns to CC of Waterbury

The Russell C. Palmer Cup will return to its typical May spot on the calendar in 2021 and once again the Country Club of Waterbury will serve as the host.

The Closer

Rick Dowling stayed calm when things were slipping away and won the 17th Palmer Cup at Waterbury by three.

Scoring & Results

2020 Russell C. Palmer Cup
CC of Waterbury
Presented by Chris Cote's Golf Shop
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Quick Facts

Host Club: Country Club of Waterbury
Address: 1 Oronoke Rd., Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: (203) 753-4171
Website: Click here to view »

Par & Yardage: Country Club of Waterbury will be set up to play at a total of approximately 6,700 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 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Handicap Limit: 6.4

About the Tournament: 54-hole stroke play championship. The low 39 players, including ties, following round one will advance to rounds two and three. The lowest 54 hole total will be declared the champion.

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Founded in 1899, the CSGA is the country's oldest state golf association and, as an Allied Golf Association of the USGA, provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. In addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members at 181 member clubs, the CSGA conducts more than 85 days of competition throughout the year for golfers of all ages, genders, and skill levels. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Connecticut Section PGA, Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale, LPGA-Amateur Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, and The First Tee of Connecticut.