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12th Senior Match Play Championship

Tournament Info

Player Information

General Information:
The Rules of Golf as adopted by the United States Golf Association govern play.  This information sheet, the USGA Hard Card and any site-specific Local Rules and Conditions of Competition sheets are supplements to the Rules of Golf.  Local Rules of the host course do not apply.

Schedule of Events:
Monday, June 18 – 18 holes of stroke play. The low 16 scores will advance to match play.  In the event of a tie for the last match play qualifier, there will be a sudden death playoff immediately following the conclusion of all rounds.
Tuesday, June 19 – Round of 16 matches will begin at 7:30am & Quarterfinal matches to be played in the afternoon.
Wednesday, June 20 – Semifinal matches will begin at 7:30am & the Final match to be played in the afternoon.

Practice Round:
Gillette Ridge Golf Club is a public facility and practice rounds are available on most days and times at the published rates.  The cost for a senior player Monday-Friday is $35 and includes the use of a golf cart.  For more information please contact the golf shop at (860) 726-1430 or visit the Gillette Ridge Golf Club website at www.gilletteridgegolf.com.

Players must check in at the player registration table upon their arrival at the club.

Caddies & Transportation:
Players may walk and carry their clubs, employ the services of a caddie or use a golf cart.  If you wish to use a golf cart the cost is included in your entry fee.  There will only be two carts allowed per starting time.  The use of push/pull carts is permitted.  There are no club caddies available through the host club
Practice Range:
The practice range will be available for your use beginning one hour prior to the first starting time each day.  The range balls are courtesy of the CSGA.

Course Setup: 
Gillette Ridge Golf Club has recently reversed the nine-hole sets and this championship will be playing from the newly configured course at approximately 6,550 yards and a par 72.  These yardages are subject to change.  View the PDF version of the Letter to Competitors for full details.

Locker Room:
The locker room will be open at 6:30am.  There is no locker room attendant so please make sure to keep all valuables locked inside your vehicle.

Driver Heads & Golf Balls:
The optional conditions as prescribed in Appendix I of the Rules of Golf are in effect.

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.

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.

Distance Measuring Devices:
For all play in CSGA events a player may obtain distance information using 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, for which the penalty is the general penalty for the first offense and disqualification for a subsequent offense.

Food & Beverage:
Lunch will be provided each day and is included in your entry fee. 

Trophies & Prizes:
The champion will have his name engraved on the permanent Senior Match Play trophy. The champion and runner-up will receive a keepsake Senior Match Play trophy.  Additionally, the champion through quarterfinalist will receive merchandise credit redeemable through Gillette Ridge Golf Club.

Player of the Year Points:
Players advancing to match play will receive points toward the 2018 Dick Siderowf Senior Player of the Year.  

Exemptions Earned Through This Championship:

 Winner:                                                                       Runner-Up:
Russell C. Palmer Cup, 1 year (2019)                              Connecticut Senior Amateur, 1 year (2018)
Connecticut Amateur, 1 year (2019)                                Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 1 year (2018)
Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 5 years (2018-2022)
Connecticut Open, 1 year (2018)                                    Semi-Finalists:
Connecticut Senior Amateur, 5 years (2018-2022)            Connecticut Senior Amateur, 1 year (2018)

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, June 15th 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.