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14th Russell C. Palmer Cup

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Player Information

ELIGIBILITY: 
 Amateur golfers only:
 •     Holding an active USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4 under the men’s USGA Handicap System.
 •     Connecticut Residents must be a bona fide member of a CSGA member club
 •     Non-residents of Connecticut must be a bona fide member of a Type 1 CSGA member club as defined by the USGA.
 •     In agreement with General Tournament Policies listed below.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $140

EXEMPT PLAYERS:  14th Russell C. Palmer Cup Exemption List - Exempt players MUST apply by the entry deadline.

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING:

        - Monday, April 24th, 2017 - Wallingford Country Club (18-Hole Stroke Play Qualifier)

        CADDIES/TRANSPORTATION (At Sectional Qualifying): Players may walk or use a golf cart. There will only be two carts per group. Players must arrange for a golf cart through the host club. ** There may be a limited number of golf carts that will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.  Players may carry their own bag or provide their own caddie.  NOTE: Host clubs have the right to require players to use caddies attached to the club.

CHAMPIONSHIP PROPER:

        FORMAT: 54-hole stroke play championship.  All players will play 18 holes on Monday, May 22nd.  The low 36 players including ties advance to rounds two and three on Tuesday, May 23rd.  Players will play 18 holes in the morning and afternoon.  Leaders starting times may be reassigned by the AM round.  The lowest 54 hole total will be declared the champion.  In the event of a tie, a hole-by-hole playoff will begin immediately following conclusion of all rounds.

        CADDIES/TRANSPORTATION: Players may walk or use a golf cart. There will only be two carts per group. Players must arrange for a golf cart through the host club. Players may carry their own bag or provide their own caddie.  NOTE: Host clubs have the right to require players to use caddies attached to the club.

        PRIZES: An awards presentation will be held immediately following the Championship.  The Champion will have their name engraved on the Russell C. Palmer Cup.  Top finishers will receive merchandise credit redeemable at Country Club of Waterbury. For all other positions besides Champion, ties will be broken using the final round score first, then by using the USGA retrogression method.

POSTING TOURNAMENT SCORES:
All scores will be posted to the players GHIN record upon completion of the event.  Each scores will be posted as a "T" score.  Players must not post their score individually to avoid duplication of scores.

WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY:
Refund less $25.00 administrative fee if requested prior to entry deadline. 50% refund after entry deadline and seven days prior to the event.  Within seven days prior to the event there will be no refund.  Any player who has competed in a qualifying round will be not be issued a refund if they are forced to withdraw from the championship proper.

Withdrawal during an CSGA competition: 
All players are expected to complete the competition which they start.  Acceptable reasons for withdrawal during a competition are physical injury, illness, or an emergency.  Poor play is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal.  A player who withdraws without an acceptable reason or without notifying CSGA personnel will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions.  If a player is aware of a possibility of withdrawal (e.g. injury) he should notify the CSGA as soon as possible.
All players who start a round must return a scorecard personally to CSGA staff or a CSGA official even if they are officially withdrawing. Players who withdraw also must sign and attest that the hole by hole scores are correct for the fellow-competitor's scorecard they were keeping and return that card to the fellow-competitor or another marker in the group. Players who do not follow this policy will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions.


CONDITIONS OF TOURNAMENT ENTRY:
By submitting an entry for any CSGA-administered competition, the contestant understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the CSGA. A contestant may be removed from any competition at the discretion of the CSGA staff or Competitions Committee at any time before or during the competition. Incidents of unbecoming conduct or actions deemed to be detrimental to the image of the CSGA or the “Spirit of the Game” are grounds for such removal and suspension from future CSGA-administered competitions. These include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property

2) Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing

3) Offensive or unbecoming language

4) Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of CSGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants

5) Potential endangerment of others

6) Conduct deemed unbecoming


For additional CSGA Tournament Policies go to https://www.csgalinks.org

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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)(6) 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, and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.