The CSGA, as an association of member clubs, has a responsibility to monitor proposed legislation on a national and state level that could have positive or negative effects on our members and the golfers they serve. To support that responsibility the Association formed a Government Relations Committee to develop strategies and tactics to influence good legislation.
In 2010 the CSGA coordinated and published an Economic Impact Study on the golf industry in Connecticut which will serve as a guide in helping the Government Relations Committee to develop these strategies and tactics.
Click here to view the press release
Click here to read the 4-page Executive Summary
Click here for the full report
CSGA representatives offer expert testimony and regularly attend hearings and legislative sessions on issues that could positively or adversely affect golf course operations in Connecticut. In 2015, the CSGA led a successful effort at the State Capitol to prevent an additional $14 million in taxes being levied upon various aspects of Connecticut's golf industry.
The CSGA was also responsible for communicating new legislation that required the implementation of Automatic Electronic Defibrillators at all public facilities.
This service is one of many included in the annual dues our member clubs pay on behalf of their members.