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Qualifying Info

2019 Qualifying

SECTIONAL QUALIFYINGMonday, April 22nd - Wallingford Country Club (Wallingford)

Starting Times & Pairings


Letter to Competitors

General Information:
The Rules of Golf as adopted by the United States Golf Association govern play.  This information sheet, the CSGA Hard Card and any site-specific Local Rules and Conditions of Competition sheets are supplements to the Rules of Golf.  Local Rules of the host course do not apply.

Schedule of Events:
Monday, April 22, 2019 – Qualifying Round (18 Holes)

18 holes of stroke play.

Qualifying Positions:
Players with the low 50 scores, including ties, will advance to the 16th Russell C. Palmer Cup at the Country Club of Waterbury on May 20th & 21st, 2019.

Per the Russell C. Palmer Cup alternate policy, any player with the next best score after the cut line will be placed on the alternate list.  Alternates will be randomly ranked and may be placed into the starting field to fill any remaining spots necessary to build a full field or to replace an exempt or qualifying player that withdraws after qualifying has been completed.  

Grouping & Starting Times:
Starting times begin at 7:30am from the first tee.  

Practice Round:
Practice rounds are available to all players on a daily basis. To schedule a practice round, please call the Wallingford CC Golf Shop at (203) 284-9189. There is a mandatory cart fee of $25 per qualifier participant for the practice round.  You may bring caddies/guests for your practice round at a cost of $50 per guest.

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

Practice Range:
The practice range will be available for your use beginning at 6:30am. Please note that the range is strictly irons only.  Balls are compliments of Wallingford Country Club.

A player may carry his own bag or employ a caddie. Players are responsible any fee incurred for the use of a caddie.  There are no club caddies available through Wallingford Country Club.  Players are entitled to employ a caddie and use a golf cart with the only restriction being that of the cart limitation outlined in the “Golf Carts” section of this notice.

Golf Carts:
The use of a cart is permitted but not included in your entry fee. Each starting time is limited to one cart per twosome or two carts per threesome. The cost of a golf cart will be $20.  The fee must be paid by cash only and can be paid in the golf shop.

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.

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.

Food & Beverage:
Food and beverage, on a cash basis only, is available at the Wallingford Country Club snack shack located next to the tenth tee. Players, caddies, and spectators are responsible for any food and beverage fees incurred during their round.

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.

You must contact the CSGA at (860) 257-4171 if you must withdraw from this qualifier.  A competitor who fails to notify the CSGA of his withdrawal may be subject to disciplinary actions by the CSGA.  If you need to withdraw any time after 5:00pm on Friday, April 19th, you can send your withdrawal via email to Shelly Guyer at shelly9@optonline.net.



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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)(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.