For the first time in the history of the championship, Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut will host the Connecticut Senior Match Play Championship on June 7th - 9th, 2017.
PAR AND YARDAGE: Brooklawn Country Club will be set up at approximately 6,300 yards and will play to a par of 36-35--71.
HISTORY: Founded in 1895, Brooklawn Country Club is one of the earliest members of the United States Golf Association. The championship layout was designed by A.W. Tillinghast and has previously hosted four USGA Championships, including the 1974 U.S. Junior Amateur, 1979 U.S. Women's Open, 1987 U.S. Senior Open and 2003 U.S. Girls Junior Amateur.
WHO CAN ENTER: The Connecticut Senior Match Play Championship is open to bona fide members of a CSGA club who are fifty five years of age and over by the start of the tournament.
ABOUT THE EVENT: The tournament, which is the first of two majors for senior golfers on the CSGA schedule, challenges competitors with a round of stroke play to determine the low sixteen match play qualifiers followed by two rounds of match play each day that culminate in an eighteen-hole final match. The tournament was first held at the Connecticut Golf Club in 2007, where Bill Torza of Stanley Golf Course captured the title over Shawn McLoughlin, 5 & 3.
2016 CHAMPION: In 2016, Bruce Kraczkowsky knocked off defending champion Bill Hermanson in the semifinals and four-time champion Dave Szewczul in the final match to claim his first CSGA title at Hop Meadow Country Club.