ELIGIBILITY: In addition to a player's agreement to abide by the CSGA General Tournament Policies, the following criteria is required:
Female Professional and Amateur Golfers:
Senior Female Professional and Amateur Golfers:
ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Senior amateurs and professionals are eligible to play in either the Open Championship or Senior Championship, or both Championships.
FORMAT AT CHAMPIONSHIP PROPER: All players will play 18-holes of stroke play on both Monday, June 7th and Tuesday, June 8th. Round two pairings will be based on round one scores. The players with the low 36-hole total in each Championship will be declared the Connecticut Women's Open Champion and the Connecticut Women's Open Senior Champion.
PLAYOFFS & TIES: In the event of a tie for the Champion or Senior Champion, there will be a hole by hole playoff immediately following the conclusion of round two. Ties for any position other than Champion or Senior Champion will be shared with the exception of amateur merchandise credit which will be decided by round two score first then by matching round two scorecards.
TRANSPORTATION & CADDIES: You may walk, carry your own bag, utilize a caddie or use a golf cart for this Championship. The cost of a caddie and/or golf cart is NOT included in the entry fee.
PRIZES: The Open Championship winner will have her name permanently engraved on the Valerie Bulkeley Trophy. The Open Champion, Senior Open Champion, runner-up, low amateur, and low professional will receive trophies. Size and composition of the final field will determine the full professional and amateur prize distribution.
FOOD & BEVERAGE: Complimentary player lunches will be available each day of the championship. Additional food and beverage options may be available at the discretion of the host club and will NOT be included in the entry fee.
WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS: Refund less $25.00 administrative fee if requested prior to entry deadline. 50% refund after entry deadline and seven days prior to the event. Within seven days prior to the event there will be no refund. Any player who has competed in a qualifying round will be not be issued a refund if they are forced to withdraw from the championship proper.
WITHDRAWALS DURING COMPETITION AND/OR NO CARD POLICY: All players are expected to complete the competition which they start. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal during a competition are physical injury, illness, or an emergency. Poor play is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal. A player who withdraws without an acceptable reason or without notifying CSGA personnel will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions. If a player is aware of a possibility of withdrawal (e.g. injury) he should notify the CSGA as soon as possible. All players who start a round must return a scorecard personally to CSGA staff or a CSGA official even if they are officially withdrawing. Players who withdraw also must sign and attest that the hole by hole scores are correct for the fellow-competitor's scorecard they were keeping and return that card to the fellow-competitor or another marker in the group. Players who do not follow this policy will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions.
Conditions of Entry: By submitting an entry for any CSGA-administered competition, the contestant understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the CSGA. A contestant may be removed from any competition at the discretion of the CSGA staff or Competitions Committee at any time before or during the competition. Incidents of unbecoming conduct or actions deemed to be detrimental to the image of the CSGA or the “Spirit of the Game” are grounds for such removal and suspension from future CSGA-administered competitions. These include, but are not limited to the following:
1) Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property
2) Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing
3) Offensive or unbecoming language
4) Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of CSGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants
5) Potential endangerment of others
6) Conduct deemed unbecoming