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


Education and Certification

The World Handicap System (WHS) launched on Jan. 1, 2020. Due to significant changes to the handicap system, all clubs MUST be certified by June 30, 2020. In order to be certified, a representative from the club is required to pass an online exam.

Rules of Handicapping Workshops

The CSGA will be teaching in-person workshops to help prepare for the online exam. Two workshops have been scheduled for early 2020. Additional workshops will be added to the schedule soon.

Saturday February 1. 2020 - Country Club of Farmington

Tuesday February 11, 2020 -  PGA Connecticut Section


For the full set of rules governing the World Handicap System, click here.

A  World Handicap System Presentation created for educating and authorizing clubs is available here. This presentaion is intended to provide a one hour overview of the WHS and Rules of Handicapping. Please note: the .PDF file is large and contains videos to aid in the presentation. Download may take several minutes depending on your internet connection.

The online certification quiz may be taken here. Clubs successfully passing this quiz will be certified under the World Handicap System.

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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.