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35th Connecticut Public Links

Tournament Info

Player Information

Schedule of Events:
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 18-holes of stroke play; field will then be reduced to the low 30 scores, plus ties.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – 18-holes of stroke play; low 36-hole finisher will be declared Champion.

Play-Off & Ties:
In the event of a tie for champion, there will be a sudden death playoff immediately following round two.

Practice Round:
Practice rounds are available at Wintonbury Hills Golf Club published rates.  Arrangements can be made by contacting the golf shop at (860) 242-1401 or by visiting their website at wintonburyhillsgolf.com. 

Players must check in at the player registration table located in front of the clubhouse upon their 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 $25 per round.  There will only be two carts allowed per threesome and one cart in the case of a twosome. 

Practice Range:
The practice range will be available for your use beginning at 6:00am. Range fees are courtesy of the CSGA. The practice range is located down the road from the entrance of the club and must be accessed via car only.  Please take this into consideration when planning your arrival time.

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.  See Model Local Rule G-7 in Section 8 of the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf.

Driver Heads & Golf Balls:
Only brands of golf balls on the most current List of Conforming Golf Balls and driver heads on the most current List of Conforming Driver Heads may be used. Updated lists may be found on the USGA website at www.usga.org or by contacting the USGA Equipment Standards Department at (908) 234-2300. See Model Local Rules G-1 and G-3.

Course Setup:     
Wintonbury Hills Golf Club will play to a par 70 at approximately 6,700 yards with a time par of 4 hours and 26 minutes. Please note that this yardage is subject to change and may vary from round to round

Food & Beverage:
Complimentary lunch will be provided each day during the championship.

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 low six finishers will receive merchandise credit redeemable at the Wintonbury Hills Golf Club golf shop. Ties for any other position other than Champion will be decided by round two score first, then by match of card.

Exemptions Earned Through This Championship:
Russell C. Palmer Cup, 1 year (2020)
Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 5 years (2019-2023)
Connecticut Amateur, 1 year (2020)
Connecticut Open, 1 year (2020)
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 Monday, August 5th you can send your withdrawal via email to Ryan Hoffman at rhoffman@csgalinks.org.

CSGA Corporate Partners

Allied Organizations

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.