May 30th - 31st, 2017
Torrington Country Club, Goshen, Connecticut
For the first time in the club's elaborate history, Torrington Country Club will open its doors to the state's top female amateur and professional golfers for the 19th playing of the Connecticut Women's Open Championship on May 30th and 31st, 2017.
Located in Goshen, Connecticut, Torrington Country Club was founded in 1926. The present championship course was designed by Orin Smith and all eighteen holes were completed by 1932. Orrin Smith made a name for himself as construction superintendent to Willie Park Jr. Smith then became a regular field supervisor on a number of prominent Donald Ross-designed projects. In the mid 1990's, noted golf architect Ron Forse assisted the club in the development of a master renovation plan to restore many of the original course features.
Torrington Country Club has played host to the Connecticut Open Championship three times, most recently in 2013 where Jeff Curl of Cedar Knob Golf Course captured his second Open title. In 1946, F.J. Torza of Wethersfield Country Club shot a four-round total of 293 for his victory, and in 1962, Bob Cloughen of Ridgewood Country Club recorded a three-round total of 207.
Torrington Country Club has also hosted two Connecticut Amateur Championships in 1994 and 2006. The 1994 Championship was highlighted by PGA Tour Champion J.J. Henry of The Patterson Club capturing his first of three Connecticut Amateur titles. In 2006, Tommy McDonagh captured his first Connecticut Amateur title in dramatic fashion, winning the final match in 39 holes over 2006 and 2013 Player of the Year Cody Paladino. McDonagh, who also won the 2011 Connecticut Amateur Championship, went on to a spectacular amateur career that also included two Met Amateur titles.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Round One of Stroke Play – Tuesday, May 30th
Round Two of Stroke Play - Wednesday, May 31st
The lowest 36 hole total will be declared the champion. In the event of a tie, a hole-by-hole playoff will begin immediately following conclusion of all rounds.