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Connecticut State Golf Association


CSGA Conducts Rules of Golf Workshop

The Farms Country Club in Wallingford hosted the bi-annual two-day CSGA Rules of Golf Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9. A large turnout of golf enthusiasts from around the state, including representatives from the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, the Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, The PGA Connecticut Section, as well as new and veteran CSGA volunteers gathered to improve their knowledge of the Rules of Golf.

CSGA Director of Operations, Ryan Hoffman, and CSGA Director of Competitions and Communications, Brent Paladino shared duties as instructors for the program. The pair covered the Definitions, and Rules 1-28 and Rules 33 and 34 using slides, videos and detailed explanations followed by question and answer sessions.

Among the PGA professionals in attendance, The Farms host head professional, Jim Hanlon was enthusiastic in his praise for the workshop.  “This was really a great two days,” said Hanlon, “it’s such important information for a golf professional to know, and Ryan and Brent did a great job with the presentation.”

To test their knowledge, participants were given the option of taking a 50-question test following the Rules Workshop. Individuals who attained a score of 80 or above qualified to serve as Rules Officials in CSGA championships.

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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.