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72nd Connecticut Senior Amateur

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72nd Connecticut Senior Amateur Championship

October 4th - 5th, 2017 - Fairview Farm Golf Course

Amateur golfers only:

  • Holding an active USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 14.0 under the men’s USGA Handicap System (18.0 if age 65 and over).
  • Must have reached age 55 as of October 4, 2017.
  • Connecticut Residents must be a bona fide member of a CSGA member club
  • Non-residents of Connecticut must be a bona fide member of a Type 1 CSGA member club as defined by the USGA.
  • In agreement with General Tournament Policies listed below.

ENTRY DEADLINE: September 6, 2017


EXEMPT PLAYERS: 72nd Conn. Senior Amateur Exemption List - Exempt players MUST apply by the entry deadline.


FORMAT(At Sectional Qualifying): 18-hole stroke play qualifier. Total number of qualifiers will be determined after the entry deadline.

CADDIES/TRANSPORTATION(At Sectional Qualifying): Carts are mandatory and included in the entry fee.

FORMAT: 36-hole stroke play championship. All players will play 18 holes on Wednesday, October 4th. The low 39 players including ties advance to the final round on Thursday, October 5th. The lowest 36-hole total will be declared the champion. In the event of a tie, a hole-by-hole playoff will begin immediately following conclusion of all rounds.

CADDIES/TRANSPORTATION: Carts are mandatory and included in the entry fee.

PRIZES: An awards presentation will be held immediately following the Championship. The Champion will have their name engraved on the Senior Amateur Championship trophy. Top finishers will receive merchandise credit redeemable at Fairview Farm Golf Course. For all other positions besides Champion, ties will be broken using the final round score then by using the USGA retrogression method.

Immediately following an individual stoke play round consisting of amateur golfers only (USGA qualifiers excluded), the CSGA will post each players score as a "T" score to the GHIN system.

Refund less $25.00 administrative fee if requested prior to entry deadline. 50% refund after entry deadline and seven days prior to the event. Within seven days prior to the event there will be no refund. Any player who has competed in a qualifying round will be not be issued a refund if they are forced to withdraw from the championship proper.

Withdrawal during an CSGA competition:
All players are expected to complete the competition which they start. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal during a competition are physical injury, illness, or an emergency. Poor play is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal. A player who withdraws without an acceptable reason or without notifying CSGA personnel will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions. If a player is aware of a possibility of withdrawal (e.g. injury) he should notify the CSGA as soon as possible.
All players who start a round must return a scorecard personally to CSGA staff or a CSGA official even if they are officially withdrawing. Players who withdraw also must sign and attest that the hole by hole scores are correct for the fellow-competitor's scorecard they were keeping and return that card to the fellow-competitor or another marker in the group. Players who do not follow this policy will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions.

By submitting an entry for any CSGA-administered competition, the contestant understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the CSGA. A contestant may be removed from any competition at the discretion of the CSGA staff or Competitions Committee at any time before or during the competition. Incidents of unbecoming conduct or actions deemed to be detrimental to the image of the CSGA or the “Spirit of the Game” are grounds for such removal and suspension from future CSGA-administered competitions. These include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property

2) Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing

3) Offensive or unbecoming language

4) Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of CSGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants

5) Potential endangerment of others

6) Conduct deemed unbecoming

For additional CSGA Tournament Policies go to https://www.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.