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 25 years served as the home of the CSGA and the Connecticut Section PGA.
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.
|2017||Monte Mullen||TPC River Highlands||CC of Waterbury|
|2016||Zach Zaback||TPC River Highlands||CC of Waterbury|
|2015||Benjamin Day||New Haven||CC of Waterbury|
|2014||Blake Morris||CC of Waterbury||CC of Waterbury|
|2013||Cody Paladino||Wethersfield||CC of Waterbury|
|2012||Sam Bernstein||The Club at Yale||CC of Waterbury|
|2011||Branden Chicorka||Eclub River Valley||Hop Meadow|
|2010||Evan Bierne||New Haven||Rolling Hills|
|2009||Tom McCarthy||Twin Hills||Hop Meadow|
|2008||Philip Perry||Black Hall Club||CC of Waterbury|
|2007||Brent Paladino||Timberlin||CC of Waterbury|
|2006||Bill Hadden||New Haven||CC of Waterbury|
|2005||Larry Haertel||Greenwich CC||Hartford GC|
|2004||Mark Farrell||H.S. Richardson||Hartford GC|