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Shorehaven Golf Club to Host Senior Amateur

For the third time in Championship history (1972 & 1992), Shorehaven Golf Club will welcome Connecticut's top senior golfers for the 73rd playing of the Connecticut Senior Amateur.

The 2018 Connecticut Senior Amateur is the first of three CSGA Championships that Shorehaven will host as part of the recently announced long term plan between Shorehaven and the CSGA.  Shorehaven will also host the 2020 Connecticut Amateur and the 2024 Connecticut Open which will coincide with the club's 100th anniversary.

"Shorehaven Golf Club is proud to be chosen as the host for the 2018 CT Senior Amateur and the 2020 CT Amateur.  It is with great pleasure that we will also host the Connecticut State Open Championship in 2024 - coinciding with our centennial celebration," said Head Golf Professional Michael Laganza. "Shorehaven has a long and storied history of CSGA Champions including; Jerry Courville Sr. (CT Open 1965,  CT Amateur 1968, CT Sr. Amateur 1991 & 1992), Jerry Courville Jr. (CT Amateur 1981) and Tommy McDonagh (CT Amateur 2006 & 2011)".

Opened for play in 1924, Shorehaven was designed by Scottish architect Robert White who designed a number of courses throughout the United States including Silver Spring Country Club in Ridgefield.  Shorehaven's golf course is one of the most demanding tests in Connecticut.  The 6,550 yard par 71 layout challenges every facet of a player's game and becomes significantly more demanding when the elements become a factor as the course is exposed to prevailing winds from the coastline.

The 2018 Connecticut Senior Amateur will be played on October 1-2 over 36-holes and is open to any golfer meeting the handicap criteria that has reached their 55th birthday as of October 1st.

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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)(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.