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:
Wednesday, June 7th – 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.
Thursday, June 8th – Round of 16 matches will begin at 7:30am & Quarterfinal matches to be played in the afternoon.
Friday, June 9th – Semifinal matches will begin at 7:30am & the Final match to be played in the afternoon.
Practice rounds are available for players only on Thursday, June 1st after 3:00pm. All players must reserve their practice round in advance by e-mailing Head Professional Jim Fatsi at email@example.com. The greens fee for the practice round is complimentary of Brooklawn Country Club. The cost of a golf cart during the practice round is $30 and must be paid in cash or check. Player may walk during the practice round but the use of pull carts is not permitted at Brooklawn Country Club.
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. Caddies MUST walk at all times. The use of push/pull carts is not permitted at any time during this Championship. There are club caddies available through the host club. If you wish to reserve a club caddie please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of a club caddie is $80 including tip.
The practice range will be available for your use beginning at 6:30am each morning. The range balls are courtesy of Brooklawn Country Club.
A copy of the Championship scorecard is available HERE. Brooklawn Country Club will play to a par 71 and approximately 6,535 yards. Please note that these yardages are subject to change.
The locker room is located in the clubhouse and will be open at 6:30am.
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 Brooklawn Country Club.
Player of the Year Points:
Players advancing to match play will receive points toward the 2017 Dick Siderowf Senior Player of the Year in accordance with the chart available HERE.
Exemptions Earned Through This Championship:
Russell C. Palmer Cup, 1 year (2018) Connecticut Senior Amateur, 1 year (2017)
Connecticut Amateur, 1 year (2018) Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 1 year (2017)
Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 5 years (2017-2021)
Connecticut Open, 1 year (2017) Semi-Finalists:
Connecticut Senior Amateur, 5 years (2017-2021) Connecticut Senior Amateur, 1 year (2017)
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 2nd you can send your withdrawal via email to Ryan Hoffman at email@example.com.