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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

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)(3) 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, the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.