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Schedule of Events:
Monday, May 20th – 18 holes of stroke play format. The low 39 scores and ties will advance to rounds 2 & 3.
Tuesday, May 21st – 36 holes of stroke play with the low 54-hole score being declared Champion. 

Grouping & Starting Times:
Round 1 - Monday, May 20th - Play will be in threesomes beginning at 8:00am from the 1st tee.
Round 2 - Tuesday, May 21st - Play will be in threesomes beginning at 7:30am from the 1st & 10th tees.
Round 3 - Tuesday, May 21st - Play will be in threesomes beginning at 12:30pm from the 1st & 10th tees.

Practice Round:
Practice rounds are available on most days and are for players only. The cost of a practice round is $25 and must be paid in cash. The cost includes the use of a cart. To schedule your practice round please contact the Golf Shop at the Country Club of Waterbury at (203) 756-6644 and identifying yourself as a contestant in the 2019 Russell C. Palmer Cup. 

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

Players may employ the services of a caddie during any round.  The cost of a caddie is not included in your entry fee.  The Country Club of Waterbury does not have any club caddies available during the Championship. 

Pull/Push Carts:
The use of such equipment is permitted during the Championship.  The Country Club of Waterbury does not have any available for rent.  

Golf Carts:
The use of a golf cart is permitted but not included in your entry fee.  There are a limited number of carts available so if you wish to reserve a cart please call the Country Club of Waterbury golf shop at (203) 756-6644.  The cost for a golf cart will be $25 for round one and $35 for rounds two and three.  The fee must be paid in cash only.  There will only be two carts allowed per threesome and one cart allowed per twosome.

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, 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.

Course Setup:
Par: 69        Yardage: 6,550    Pace of Play: 4:22      (Subject to Change)

Rule 4.3a is modified in this way:  During a round, a player must not wear shots with traditional spikes (that is, spikes having single or multiple points designed to penetrate deeply into the surface of the ground (regardless of whether made of metal, ceramic, plastic, or other materials)) or spikes of any design that are entirely or partially made of metal, if such metal may come in contact with the course.

Distance Measuring Devices:
Per Rule 4.3a, a player may use a distance measuring device. 

Driver Heads & Golf Balls:
Local Rule G-1 and G-3 are in effect.  A player must not make a stroke with a clubhead or golf ball that is not on the current listing of the USGA List of Conforming Driver Heads or List of Conforming Golf Balls.  Penalty for breach of this Rule is disqualification.

Food & Beverage:
Lunch will be available to all contestants each day.  Lunch hours will be limited to the hours of 11am-3pm on Monday. 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 near the #6 and #12 tees will be open on a cash basis.

In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a hole by hole playoff immediately following the conclusion of round three.

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, low finishers will receive merchandise credit redeemable at Country Club of Waterbury Pro Shop. Ties for any other position other than Champion will be decided by round three score first, and then as follows until the tie is broken: the combination of rounds two and three, the back nine of round three, the last six holes of round three, the last three holes of round three and the final hole of round three.

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 17th 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)(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.