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Connecticut State Golf Association
Steward of Connecticut Golf Since 1899
Connecticut State Golf Association
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About

CSGA Governance

Twelve Connecticut golf clubs came together in 1899 to form the League of Connecticut Golf Clubs later to be known as the Connecticut State Golf Association.  The CSGA was formally organized as a non-profit corporation in 1984.  Active membership is composed on nine and eighteen-hole property owning golf clubs in the state.  Non-property golf clubs may join as Associate member clubs.  Representatives of member clubs meet once each year in regular session to receive reports, elect officers, and conduct other appropriate business.

The operations of the CSGA are administered by an Executive Committee composed of six elected officers and additional special advisors who may be appointed by the Executive Committee.  The work of the organization is conducted through a series of major committees including Competitions, Rules, Course Rating and Handicapping, Golf Hall of Fame, and Junior Golf.  A regional program supports the work of the Executive Committee through five geographic regions with Regional Vice Presidents and At-Large Representatives who coordinate the efforts of Club Representatives.  The Executive Committee employs an Executive Director and professional staff to administer and conduct day-to-day activities.  The CSGA boasts an extensive volunteer program that is integral to the conduct of golf competitions.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of not fewer than thirty-five members and not more than fifty members and meets bi-annually.  The Board manages the property of the CSGA and reserves the right to make or amend the By-Laws of the CSGA.  Board membership is composed of the elective officers, special advisors, regional officers, past presidents, the executive director, and representatives of affiliated organizations.

Executive Committee

President Peter Kaufmann, Woodway CC
Vice President, Competitions Shelly Guyer, Oak Hills Park GC
Vice President, Club Relations Ben Briggs, Silvermine GC
Vice President Jim Healey, Jr., Hartford GC
Secretary Fred Fawcett, Orange Hills CC
Treasurer Bill Cremins, CC of Waterbury
Special Advisor & Legal Counsel Jack Bracken, Hartford GC
Special Advisor Judy Smith, Orange Hills CC

 

Committee Chairs

Competitions Shelly Guyer
Course Rating & Handicapping Robert B. Goode, Jr.
Hall of Fame Jim Healey, Jr.
Junior Golf Chuck Claffey
Nominating Stan McFarland
Rules Shelly Guyer
Women's Open Judy Smith

 

Special Assignments

Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame Chairman- Bill Cremins
Distinguished Club Award Ben Briggs
Club Representative of the Year Ben Briggs
Players Council Shelly Guyer
Past President's Council Stan McFarland
Women's Open Judy Smith
First Tee of CT Delegate Mike Moraghan
Team Captain Roger Everin
Connecticut Golf Alliance Mike Moraghan
New England Golf Assoc. Members John Marion
Michael Moraghan
NEGA Junior Committee Chuck Claffey
NEGA Senior Committee Stan McFarland
NEGA Executive Committee John Walsh

 

Regional Vice Presidents

River Valley Reg Zurinskas, Simsbury Farms GC
Mystic Country Don Sanders, Tallwood CC
Greater New Haven Owen Evans, Tashua Knolls GC
Litchfield Hills Dick Weigold, Torrington CC
Fairfield County Peter Keller, Woodway CC

 

Regional At-Large Representatives

River Valley William Gallagher, Airways GC
River Valley Rob Josephson, Indian Hill CC
Mystic Country Steve Basson, Ellington Ridge CC
Mystic Country Bill Hermanson, Black Hall Club
Greater New Haven Peter Pappas, Laurel View GC
Greater New Haven Les Zimmerman, Hunter GC
Litchfield Hills Ron Nedorostek, Fairview Farm GC
Litchfield Hills Ray Underwood, Torrington CC
Fairfield County Michael Moore, Wee Burn CC
Fairfield County Bill Wallace, Brooklawn CC

 

Affiliated Members

CT Assoc. of Golf Course Superintendents Eric Morrison
Conn. Women's Golf Association Robin Bickerstaff
Conn. Section PGA Ian Marshall
Club Managers Association Courtney A. Wetzel
First Tee of Connecticut David Polk
Southern New England Women's Golf Assoc. Carole Oat

 

Past Presidents

Peter Bulkeley, Fenwick GC
Robert W. Hopkins, Woodway CC
Thomas W Lane, Racebrook CC
John Marion, Norwich GC
Stan McFarland, Manchester CC
Jock McLean Ridgewood CC
Willard "Bill" Starkie, Wintonbury Hills GC
Carl Stockwell, Grassy Hill CC
John J Walsh, Jr., New Haven CC
Jeff Witherwax, Heritage Village CC
Sanford P Young, Wee Burn CC
Richard J Zanini, Wethersfield CC
 

 

Emeritus

Ocie Adams, CC of Fairfield
John Aylsworth, GC of Avon
Samuel Blumenthal, Hartford GC
Harry Cashin, III, Unaffiliated
Sanford Cloud, Jr., CC of Farmington
Ron Drapeau, Wyndemere CC
Richard M Duffy, Wee Burn CC
Robert B Goode, Jr., Hartford GC
Arthur Harris, Jr., Shuttle Meadow CC
Edmund Keating, Ellington Ridge CC
Del Kinney, Jr., Wyantenuck CC
Malcolm McLachlan, Heritage Village CC
Paul Mersereau, Hartford GC
Frank Nardelli, Pinehurst CC
David Seaman, New Haven CC
Richard Siderowf, CT Golf Club
Edward N Silver, Race Brook CC
John Suisman, Tumblebrook CC
David P Szewczul, Tunxis Plantation CC
W W Whedon, CC of Farmington
 

 

Honorary Members

Terry B. Calabrese, The Course at Yale  

CSGA Corporate Partners

Allied Organizations

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.