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19th Connecticut Women's Open

Tournament Info

Player Information


  • Open to any amateur or professional, regardless of residency, that is female at birth.
  • Amateurs must have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 15.0.
  • In agreement with the CSGA General Tournament Policies.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

ENTRY FEE: Amateurs: $125 / Professionals: $225


FORMAT: 36-hole stroke play championship. All players will play 18 holes on Tuesday, May 30th and 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.

CADDIES/TRANSPORTATION: Players may walk or use a golf cart. There will only be two carts per group. Players must arrange for a golf cart through the host club. Players may carry their own bag or provide their own caddie. NOTE: Host clubs have the right to require players to use caddies attached to the club.

PRIZES: An awards presentation will be held immediately following the Championship. The Champion will have their name engraved on the Valerie Bulkley trophy. Size and composition of field will determine professional prize payout. Top amateur finishers will receive merchandise credit redeemable at Torrington Country Club. For all other positions besides Champion, amateur prize ties will be broken using the final round score first, then by using the USGA retrogression method.

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.

Withdrawal during an CSGA competition:
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.

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

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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.