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Schedule of Events:
Monday, May 21, 2018 – 18 holes of stroke play format. The low 39 scores and ties will advance to rounds 2 & 3.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 36 holes of stroke play with the low 54-hole score being crowned champion. 

Grouping & Starting Times:
Round 1 - Monday, May 22nd - Play will be in threesomes beginning at 8:00am from the 1st tee.
Round 2 - Tuesday, May 23rd - Play will be in threesomes beginning at 7:30am from the 1st & 10th tees.
Round 3 - Tuesday, May 23rd - Play will be in threesomes beginning at 12:30pm from the 1st & 10th tees.

Traffic Notice: 
There is significant road construction taking place along all roads leading to the Country Club of Farmington. Please take these traffic conditions into consideration when planning your departure/arrival time.

Practice Round:
Practice rounds are available for players only on Wednesday, May 2nd, Monday, May 7th, and Monday, May 14th.  The cost of a practice round is $25 which includes the use of the range and a golf cart.  To schedule a practice round please contact a member of the golf shop staff at (860) 677-1754 and identify yourself as a competitor in the 2018 Russell C. Palmer Cup. 

Players must check in at the player registration table located in front of the golf shop upon their arrival.

Caddies & Transportation:
Players will have the option of carrying their own bag, using a push cart, employing a caddie, or using a golf cart during the championship. The use of a golf cart is not included in your entry fee and will require a $25 per round fee paid by cash only to the golf shop prior to use. The Country Club of Farmington does not have a caddie program.

Practice Range:
The practice range will be available each day of the tournament beginning at 6:30am. The range is located at the far end of the course off of Waterville Road, so please allow enough time to travel to and from the range. Range fees are courtesy of the CSGA.

Proper golf attire is required at all times by players, caddies and spectators. Shorts must be Bermuda length.  Shirts must have a collar and be tucked in. Jeans of all kinds, cargo pants/shorts, tee shirts and tank tops are prohibited.  Hats must be worn in a traditional manner.

Shoes with traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round.  Penalty for breach of this condition is disqualification.

Distance Measuring Devices:
For all play in CSGA events a player may obtain distance information using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is the general penalty for the first offense and disqualification for a subsequent offense.

Driver Heads & Golf Balls:
The optional conditions as prescribed in Appendix I of the Rules of Golf are in effect.

Food & Beverage:
Lunch will be available to all competitors at the clubhouse during round one between the hours of 11:00am to 3:00pm. If you have a later tee time, please arrange your arrival to allow for lunch prior to your round. Lunch will be available for all players between rounds two and three, and a cocktail reception and awards ceremony will follow play. The cost of the lunch and the cocktail reception is included in your entry fee. Additionally, the snack bar located next to the 10th tee will be open on a cash basis.

Play-Off & Ties:
In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a hole by hole playoff immediately following the conclusion of all stipulated rounds. 

Trophies & Prizes:
The champion will have his name engraved on the permanent Russell C. Palmer Cup Quaich. The champion and runner-up will receive a keepsake replica Russell C. Palmer Cup Quaich. Additionally, the low seven finishers will receive merchandise credit redeemable at the Country Club of Farmington Pro Shop. Ties for any other position other than Champion will be decided by round three score first, then as prescribed in Appendix I, Part C, Section 11c of the Rules of Golf.

You must contact the CSGA at (860) 257-4171 if you must withdraw from this championship.  A competitor who fails to notify the CSGA of his withdrawal may be subject to disciplinary actions.  If you need to withdraw any time after 5:00pm on Friday, May 18th you can send your withdrawal via email to Ryan Hoffman at rhoffman@csgalinks.org.

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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)(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.