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:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – 18-holes of stroke play; field will then be reduced to the low 30 scores, plus ties.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 18-holes of stroke play; low 36-hole finisher will be declared Champion.
Grouping & Starting Times:
Round 1 – Wednesday, August 16th - Play will be in threesomes beginning at 7:00am from the 1st tee.
Round 2 – Thursday, August 17th - Play will be in threesomes beginning at 7:00am from the 1st tee.
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 beginning on the 1st hole.
Practice rounds are available at Norwich Golf Course published rates. Arrangements can be made by contacting the golf shop at (860) 889-6973 or by visiting the Norwich Golf Course website at www.norwichgolf.com.
Players must check in at the player registration table located in front of the clubhouse upon arrival.
Caddies & Transportation:
You may carry your own bag, employ a caddie, and/or use a golf cart. The use of a pull/push cart is permitted. There are no caddies available through the host club. The cost of a golf cart is not included in your entry fee. If you wish to use a golf cart you must check in with the golf shop staff to arrange the payment of $20 per round. There will only be two carts allowed per threesome and one cart in the case of a twosome.
There is no practice range on property at Norwich Golf Course. However, arrangements have been made at Malerba’s Driving Range located down the road from the course at 650 New London Turnpike. Please identify yourself as a competitor in this championship upon arrival. Please note that you must drive your own vehicle to the range since cart traffic is not allowed on the public road. 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.
Driver Heads & Golf Balls:
The optional conditions as prescribed in Appendix I of the Rules of Golf are in effect.
A copy of the Championship scorecard is available HERE. Norwich Golf Course will play to a par 71 and approximately 6228 yards. Please note that these yardages are subject to change and may vary from round to round
Distance Measuring Devices:
A player may obtain distance information by use of a distance measuring device. 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.
Food & Beverage:
Each player will be given a gift certificate redeemable at The Caddy Shack Restaurant located inside the clubhouse. This certificate is not redeemable at the on course Gopher Hole located between the 3rd and 4th holes and adjacent to the 10th tee. The restaurant and on course facilities will be open normal business hours. Any player that advances to round two will be given an additional gift card for that day.
Trophies & Prizes:
The winner will have his name engraved on the permanent Connecticut Public Links Championship trophy. The winner and runner-up will receive a keepsake Public Links Championship trophy. Also, the six finishers will receive merchandise credit redeemable at the Norwich Golf Course golf shop. Ties for any other position other than Champion will be decided by round two score first, then as prescribed in Appendix I, Part C, Section 11c of the Rules of Golf.
Exemptions Earned Through This Championship:
Russell C. Palmer Cup, 1 year (2018) Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 5 years (2017-2021)
Connecticut Amateur, 1 year (2018) Connecticut Open, 1 year (2018)
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 Tuesday, August 15th you can send your withdrawal via email to Ryan Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.