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One Day Series

2021 Chris Cote’s Golf Shop Players of the Year

Shennecossett Golf Course hosted the season ending Al Acker Championship

(October 29, 2021) – The season long race for Chris Cote’s Golf Shop One Day Player of the Year began in early April and concluded at the beginning of October. Entering the season ending Al Acker One Day Championship a number of players had a chance to earn the award. Here is a look at who captured the 2021 Player of the Year Awards and how they did it.

Tettelbach Open Division

Chris Maxwell 

  • Points: 462.23
  • Number of Tournaments: 10
  • Wins: 1 (Glastonbury Hills CC)

Question & Answer with Chris Maxwell:

CSGA: What does winning Player of the Year mean to you?

Chris Maxwell: It feels nice to be able to play and be consistent. I like to play in the One Days rather than most of the other events. I feel like I am a better One Day player than some of the other events

CSGA: What do you enjoy about the One Day events?

Chris Maxwell: It is more casual, it is a little more fun, and I get to play with a bunch of my buddies. It is nice.

Tettelbach Net Division

Mario Argentino

  • Points: 303.75
  • Number of Tournaments: 15
  • Wins: 1 (CC of Farmington)

Question & Answer with Mario Argentino:

CSGA: What does winning Player of the Year mean to you?

Mario Argentino: Winning Player of the Year felt awesome but having the opportunity to compete and get out and play is a win in its own right. 

CSGA: What is your best memory of the 2021 season?

Mario Argentino: My best memories are just playing with friends. We all lead busy lives between work and family so getting together and playing the One Day events means a lot. The best part is having a chance to play courses we may not otherwise have the opportunity to play.

Siderowf Gross Division

Dave Jones

  • Points: 756.75
  • Number of Tournaments: 12
  • Wins: 5 (Stonington CC, Glastonbury Hills CC, Indian Hills CC, Simsbury Farms GC, Hop Meadow CC)

Question & Answer with Dave Jones:

CSGA: Your season got off to a quick start. What was the highlight of your early season success?

Dave Jones: At Stonington CC, the second event of the season it was a cold day. I think the temperature was in the high 40s or low 50s and the wind was blowing. I didn’t have any expectations at all and I think I went out and shot 67 and that gave me a lot of confidence for the rest of the year. It was such a good start. 

CSGA: What is your favorite part of the One Day Series?

Dave Jones: The series is really great. We go to some of the best courses in the state and we really look forward to it. I can say for certain that all the players look forward to playing in those tournaments. We are very lucky that the CSGA runs those events. I think the most nervous I get is just trying to sign up the week before. It is 6:59 in the morning and if you miss click by one you won’t even get a tee time. 

Siderowf Net Division

Scott Harger

  • Points: 279.51
  • Number of Tournaments: 13
  • Wins: 1 (Wampanoag CC)

About the Connecticut State Golf Association

The Connecticut State Golf Association 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 60 Championships, Qualifiers, and One Day Tournaments throughout the year.

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About the CSGA

Founded in 1899, the CSGA is the country's oldest state golf association and, as an Allied Golf Association of the USGA, provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. In addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members at 181 member clubs, the CSGA conducts more than 85 days of competition throughout the year for golfers of all ages, genders, and skill levels. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Connecticut Section PGA, Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale, LPGA-Amateur Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, and The First Tee of Connecticut.