The Connecticut State Golf Association (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 60 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.
The Executive Committee of the CSGA consists of a President, three Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and special advisors. The State is divided into five regions. In each region there is a Regional Vice President and two at-large representatives. And, at almost every club, there is a Club Representative who functions as the CSGA liaison at the club level.
The Board of Directors of the CSGA includes all members of the Executive Committee, the Executive Director, the 5 Regional Vice Presidents and 10 at-large Representatives, past Presidents of the CSGA and one representative each from The Connecticut Club Managers Association, The Connecticut Section of the PGA, The Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents, The Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, The Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, and The Connecticut Golf Foundation d/b/a The First Tee of Connecticut.