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Tournament Info

Player Information

Schedule of Events:
Monday, October 1st – 18 holes of stroke play. Cut to the low 39 scores (including ties).
Tuesday, October 2nd – 18 holes of stroke play.

Registration:
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 use beginning at 7:30am on Monday and at 7:00am on Tuesday.  The cost of the practice range is included in your entry fee.

Locker Room:
The locker room, located near the golf shop in the clubhouse, will be available for your use at 7:00am.

Caddies & Transportation:
The use of a golf cart is mandatory and included as part of your entry fee.  Caddies will be permitted.  There are no caddies available through the host club.  Only two carts will be allowed per starting time. 

Attire:
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.

Footwear:
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.

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:
Lunch will be provided for contestants each day of the Championship and is included in your entry fee.  

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

Trophies & Prizes:
The winner will have his name engraved on the permanent Connecticut Senior Amateur trophy. The winner and runner-up will also receive a replica trophy.  Also, low finishers will receive merchandise credit redeemable at the Shorehaven Golf Club golf shop.  Ties for any 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.

Player of the Year Points:
Players finishing in the top fifteen and anyone finishing 36-holes will receive points toward the 2018 Dick Siderowf Player of the Year.  

Exemptions Earned Through This Championship:
 Winner:                        
Russell C. Palmer Cup, 1 year (2019)                
Connecticut Amateur, 1 year (2019)    
Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 5 years (2019-2023)
Connecticut Open, 1 year (2019)    
Connecticut Senior Amateur, 5 years (2019-2023)
Players Finishing 36-holes:
Connecticut Senior Amateur, 1 year (2019) 

Withdrawals:
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, September 28th 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)(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.