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One Day Series

FAQ's

Select a question below for answers to the most frequently asked questions about CSGA One Day Tournaments.

 

What are CSGA One Day Tournaments?

What is the entry fee and what is included?

How do I register for CSGA One Day Tournaments?

Who can participate in CSGA One Day Tournaments?

How are the tournaments flighted?

What tees and yardage will I play?

Do I have to sign up as a foursome?

Can I request to play with a particular person(s)?

Can I walk or have a caddie?

Are there any prizes for top finishers?

How do I qualify for the season-ending One Day Championship?

What is the Chris Cote's One Day Player of the Year Race?

I don't have a strong knowledge of the Rules of Golf. Can I still participate? 

How am I notified if I won pro shop merchandise credit at an event, and how do I redeem the credit?

What is the event cancellation policy due to inclement weather? How am I notified of a weather-related delay?

 

What are CSGA One Day Tournaments?
One Day Tournaments allow golfers of all ages and abilities to participate in a casual and fun atmosphere and compete for great prizes at a professionally run event.  All tournaments are open to any golfer who holds an active CSGA/GHIN handicap index from either a CSGA member club, or by joining the CSGA online. This popular series provides several opportunities to play premier golf courses throughout the state, and earn pro shop merchandise prizes in either the gross or net category of your division.  Play one, two or as many events as your schedule will allow, there is no minimum requirement.

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What is the entry fee and what is included?

 The $75 entry fee for each One Day tournament includes:

- Green fees
- Golf cart
- Prizes (given to the top four finishers in each division on average)
- The Top 15 finishers, including ties, in each gross and net division will receive points for the One Day Tournament Player of the Year, sponsored by Chris Cote's Golf Shop.
- The top 5 finishers, including ties, in each gross division will also receive Tettelbach or Siderowf Player of the Year points.

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How do I register for CSGA One Day Tournaments?

Registration for One Day Tournaments opens either twelve or thirteen days prior to the event as noted on the One Day Tournament Schedule. Online and phone registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on that date, and closes six days prior.

CSGA members may sign up in the "Apply Online" portion of the One Day section of our website. During the online registration period, players select their tee time and sign up as a solo player, twosome, threesome or foursome before paying and confirming their entry. Participants may only pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit cards when signing up online. Participants may also sign up by calling the CSGA office at (860) 257-4171 during the registration period.

Due to the popularity of the One Day series, it is recommended that you sign up on the registration open date for the best tee time availability; some venues will book up completely on opening day.

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Who can participate in CSGA One Day Tournaments?

CSGA One Day tournaments are open to men and women of all ages and abilities. Participants should have a current CSGA/USGA Handicap Index. If you don't have a handicap, refer to the Handicapping section of our website menu bar to learn how to obtain a CSGA/GHIN handicap, either through a member club, or by joining the CSGA online.

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How are the tournaments flighted?

All One Day Tournaments are flighted by age. The Tettelbach flight (Open Division) consists of golfers age 54 and below, and the Siderowf flight (Senior Division) consists of golfers age 55 and above.  All competitors will compete in both the gross and net divisions; however, no competitor can win more than one prize per event. 

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What tees and yardage will I play?

The tees to be used will be determined by the overall length and difficulty of the golf course. Typical yardage for the Tettebach (Open) Division is 6,400 yards, and typical yardage for the Siderowf (Senior) division is 6,000 yards. When setting up the golf course with the host club, the CSGA tries to emphasize having a fun overall experience at these events. We also try to set up golf courses to help with pace of play issues by skipping a tee time every hour, and encouraging "ready golf" with our players. CSGA Rules Officials are on site to assist with rulings and act as spotters to improve pace of play too.  

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Do I have to sign up as a foursome?

No, you may sign up as a single, group of two, group of three or group of four. Generally the groupings are made in fours, so if you have less than four in your group, we will try to group you with other people based on similar Course Handicaps.

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Can I request to play with a particular person(s)?

Yes, when signing up online, you will be asked for any grouping requests prior to submitting payment for your entry. You will need the birthdate and GHIN number for each person that you are registering in order to sign everyone up for the correct division. If phoning the CSGA to register, you may provide the same information and we will fulfill your request to be paired with certain players.

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Can I walk or have a caddie?

No, all players must ride in the cart at all times, and are not permitted to walk and have a caddie. These policies are strictly enforced during CSGA One Day Tournaments for pace of play reasons.

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Are there any prizes for top finishers?

The top four (4) finishers, or more depending on the size of the field, in the Gross and Net Divisions of the Tettelbach and Siderowf Divisions will receive prizes in the form of pro-shop credit, redeemable at the host club. At the season ending Al Acker One Day Championship, the top three finishers in each division of the Chris Cote's One Day Player of the Year Contest will receive merchandise gift cards to Chris Cote's Golf Shops.

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How do I qualify for the season-ending One Day Championship?

The top five gross and net finishers, including ties, in each division at any of the One Day events, earn an invitation to this showcase tournament of the season. The Al Acker One Day Championship is held at Shennecossett Golf Club in Groton, Conn.and has been contested there for eighteen seasons.

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What is the Chris Cote's One Day Player of the Year Contest?

The CSGA awards a One Day Tournament Player of the Year in both the Open and Senior Divisions, Gross and Net. Players will accumulate points based on their finishes in One Day Tournaments throughout the season. A total of $4,000 in merchandise certificates donated by Chris Cote's Golf Shop will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division, for a total of twelve winners!

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I don't have a strong knowledge of the Rules of Golf. Can I still participate? 

Yes, the Rules of Golf govern play at CSGA One Day Tournaments but your knowledge of the Rules should not deter you from participating. Rules Officials are on hand to assist you during and after your round.

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 How am I notified if I won pro shop merchandise credit at an event, and how do I redeem the credit?

Players who finish in the money, usually the top four finishers in the gross and net categories of both the Open and Senior division, will receive an email the day after the event. The email will notify them of how much merchandise credit they earned, and will include a certificate attachment that they should bring with them to the host club Pro Shop to redeem their winnings.

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 What is the event cancellation policy due to inclement weather? How am I notified of a weather-related delay?

The CSGA, in conjunction with the host club, makes every attempt to play the golf tournament as scheduled and therefore, will seldom cancel an event in advance based on the forecast. Events are cancelled solely because the course has become unplayable, or conditions are not safe for the players. There are three places to look for a message on the morning of the event to see if your tournament has been delayed or cancelled: 1) an email or text message will be sent to the contact information you submitted with your registration; 2) a "flash message" will be scrolling on top of the Tournament Home Page at the link where you received your tee time and pairings; 3) a message will be posted on the Home Page of our website, Csgalinks.org, however please note that this posting will have about a twenty minute delay from the first two places due to the website system capabilities and should not be relied upon as your first notification.

 

 

 

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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.