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13th Senior Match Play Championship

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Return to the Ridge

For a tournament record fourth time, Gillette Ridge Golf Club in Bloomfield will host the top senior golfers in Connecticut for the 13th playing of the Connecticut Senior Match Play Championship. Gillette Ridge previously hosted the Senior Match Play championship from 2009-2011 won by Dave McNally, Dave Szewczul and Jim Tierney respectively.

"It will be great to go back to Gillette Ridge," said CSGA Vice President Shelly Guyer. "This Championship is turning into one that senior golfers look forward to each year and to go back to one a venue that hosted in the infancy of the Championship is going to be a real treat for the players."

Named for the 19th century abolitionist Francis Gillette, Gillette Ridge Golf Club opened for play in 2004.  The course was designed by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer and is only one of three Palmer signature designs in New England.  The Palmer design capitalizes on the site's natural beauties including elevation changes, flowing streams and mature trees.

The Senior Match Play Championship is a three day championship with all competitors playing 18-holes of stroke play on day one with the low 16 players advancing to match play.  Two rounds of match play each day culminate with an 18-hole final to crown the Champion.

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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)(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.