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.
The Connecticut State Golf Association (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 60 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, and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in Honor of Widdy Neale.
The Executive Committee of the CSGA consists of a President, three Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and special advisors. The State is divided into five regions. In each region there is a Regional Vice President and two at-large representatives. And, at every club, there is a Club Representative who functions as the CSGA liaison at the club level.
Events that have qualifying rounds to enter the championship proper are as follows:
All other events do not require pre-qualifying. Sign up and you are in!
The number of qualifying spots at any particular qualifier will be announced in the Notice to Players prior to the event. Determining the number of spots at the qualifiers has many factors such as the number of players in the qualifier and number of exempt players in the championship. Once these have been determined, the same percentage will be applied to each qualifying site field to determine how many qualifying spots are available.
Yes. Information regarding practice rounds and how to schedule them will be e-mailed following the entry deadline for the event.
Yes, caddies are permitted at all CSGA championships, except for the Junior Amateur. In events where carts are permitted, caddies are permitted to ride provided there is a seat open. A maximum of two (2) carts are allowed per group.
You may only try to qualify for any particular championship one time in a given year.
No, you may not request groupings for CSGA qualifiers and championships. You may request an “early starting time” or a “late starting time” and the CSGA will do its best to honor your request, but there are no guarantees.
If you signed up online, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail that you are entered in the event. If you signed up with a paper entry form, you can assume you are in the event unless you are contacted by the CSGA. Either way you will receive confirmation and further information regarding the event after the signup deadline. You can always check the participants list for any event by visiting the CSGA Online Signup Page, clicking on “Event Schedule”, then clicking on “Participants” next to the event you are inquiring about; you do not have to log in to do this.
Starting times will be e-mailed to all registered players after the registration deadline, and will also be posted on the CSGA website at csgalinks.org. Starting times for subsequent rounds (if applicable) will be released as soon as the prior round(s) are complete and administrative work can be done.