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Connecticut State Golf Association
Steward of Connecticut Golf Since 1899
Connecticut State Golf Association
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CSGA Tournament Policies

CSGA General Tournament Policies

The CSGA Mission Statement states the association will provide the highest level of service in conducting tournaments through its member clubs using best practices developed by the United States Golf Association. The CSGA delegates these responsibilities through its organization to the Official in Charge (OIC) for every event it conducts or supervises.  The OIC has final authority as to the local rules applicable for each event he or she conducts or supervises.

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CSGA Pace of Play Policy

The CSGA Pace of Play policy has been implemented to make contestants aware of their position on the golf course.  The objective of this policy is to eliminate groups playing five-hour rounds.  Players understanding the policy will become aware of their groups position on the course and over time begin to fix their own problems without an official putting the group on the clock.

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CSGA Alternate Policy

The CSGA utilizes the following alternate policies and procedures for Championships with qualifiers.

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CSGA Tournament Selection Criteria

Most CSGA tournaments have a predetermined size of field.  The popularity of a number of CSGA events, in particular team events, has resulted in many events being oversubscribed.  This policy addresses the criteria the CSGA will employ when oversubscription occurs.

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CSGA Golfer Status Classicfication

To provide further clarity to player withdrawals, no cards, disqualifications, etc. the following categories and notations will be used for posted results.

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CSGA Spectator Policy

Unless otherwise stipulated, walking spectators are welcome and encouraged at CSGA conducted championships and qualifiers. The following policies are in effect for any CSGA conducted championship or qualifying events:

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CSGA Local Rules & Conditions of Competition

The Rules of the United States Golf Association govern play.  See the separate Letter to Competitors, Notice to Players and Entry Application for additional local rules and conditions.  Complete text of Rules and Appendix I may be found in the current Rules of Golf.

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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.