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

Government Relations

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.

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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)(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.