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CSGA Governance

Twelve Connecticut golf clubs came together in 1899 to form the League of Connecticut Golf Clubs later to be known as the Connecticut State Golf Association.  The CSGA was formally organized as a non-profit corporation in 1984.  Active membership is composed on nine and eighteen-hole property owning golf clubs in the state.  Non-property golf clubs may join as Associate member clubs.  Representatives of member clubs meet once each year in regular session to receive reports, elect officers, and conduct other appropriate business.

The operations of the CSGA are administered by an Executive Committee composed of six elected officers and additional special advisors who may be appointed by the Executive Committee.  The work of the organization is conducted through a series of major committees including Competitions, Rules, Course Rating and Handicapping, Golf Hall of Fame, and Junior Golf.  A regional program supports the work of the Executive Committee through five geographic regions with Regional Vice Presidents and At-Large Representatives who coordinate the efforts of Club Representatives.  The Executive Committee employs an Executive Director and professional staff to administer and conduct day-to-day activities.  The CSGA boasts an extensive volunteer program that is integral to the conduct of golf competitions.

The CSGA also annually recognizes the Volunteer of the Year and the Walter ‘Bud’ Smith Distinguished Club of the Year

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of not fewer than thirty-five members and not more than fifty members and meets bi-annually.  The Board manages the property of the CSGA and reserves the right to make or amend the By-Laws of the CSGA.  Board membership is composed of the elective officers, special advisors, regional officers, past presidents, the executive director, and representatives of affiliated organizations.

Executive Committee

PresidentEd Detmer, Madison CC
Vice PresidentJack Bracken, Hartford GC
Vice PresidentBruce Kraczkowsky, Rockledge GC
SecretaryScott Newman, Wampanoag CC
TreasurerBob Moriarty, CC of Fairfield
Special AdvisorJudy Smith, Orange Hills CC
Special AdvisorEric Besman, Glastonbury Hills CC


Committee Chairs

CompetitionsJack Bracken
Course Rating & HandicappingMike Flis
Hall of FameLisa Fern-Boros
Junior GolfChuck Claffey
NominatingFred Fawcett 
RulesJack Bracken
Women’s OpenJudy Smith

Special Assignments

Distinguished Club Award
Bruce Kraczkowsky 
Volunteer of the YearBill Bigler
Players CouncilRyan Hoffman
Past President’s CouncilJim Healey
Women’s OpenJudy Smith
First Tee of CT DelegateMike Moraghan
Team CaptainRoger Everin
Government AffairsMike Moraghan
New England Golf Assoc. MembersJohn Marion
Michael Moraghan
NEGA Junior CommitteeChuck Claffey
NEGA Senior CommitteeStan McFarland
NEGA Executive CommitteeJohn Marion


Regional Vice Presidents

Region 1 – River ValleyTBD
Region 2 – Mystic CountryDon Sanders, Tallwood CC
Region 3 – Greater New HavenTBD
Region 4 – Litchfield HillsTBD
Region 5 – Fairfield CountyBen Briggs, Silvermine GC

Regional At-Large Representatives

Region 1 – River ValleyWilliam Gallagher, Airways GC
Region 1 – River ValleyRob Josephson, Indian Hill CC
Region 2 – Mystic CountrySteve Basson, Ellington Ridge CC
Region 2 – Mystic CountryBill Hermanson, Black Hall Club
Region 3 – Greater New HavenPeter Pappas, Laurel View GC
Region 3 – Greater New HavenLes Zimmerman, Hunter GC
Region 4 – Litchfield HillsChuck Hansen, Richter Park GC
Region 4 – Litchfield HillsTodd Schaller, Torrington CC
Region 5 – Fairfield CountyTony Hwang, H. Smith Richardson GC
Region 5 – Fairfield CountyBob Jones, Silver Spring CC


Affiliated Members

CT Assoc. of Golf Course SuperintendentsKevin Collins, Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane
Conn. Women’s Golf AssociationMichelle Murphy, Stonington CC
Conn. Section PGABob Sparks
Club Managers AssociationSteve Relevant, Rolling Hills CC
First Tee of ConnecticutMark Moriarty
Southern New England Women’s Golf Assoc.Mariel Albee, Hunter GC
Connecticut State Seniors Golf AssociationJames Stewart

Past Presidents

Name Course
Peter Bulkeley Fenwick GC
Robert W. Hopkins Woodway CC
Peter Kaufmann Woodway CC
John Marion Norwich GC
Stan McFarland Manchester CC
Willard “Bill” Starkie Wintonbury Hills GC
Carl Stockwell Grassy Hill CC
John J Walsh, Jr. New Haven CC
Jeff Witherwax Silo Point CC
Richard J Zanini Wethersfield CC
Jim Healey, Jr. Hartford GC
William Cremins CC of Waterbury
Fred Fawcett Orange Hills CC


Ocie AdamsCC of Fairfield
John AylsworthUnaffiliated
Harry Cashin, IIIUnaffiliated
Sanford Cloud, Jr.CC of Farmington
Ron DrapeauWyndemere CC
Richard M DuffyWee Burn CC
Robert B Goode, Jr.Hartford GC
Arthur Harris, Jr.Shuttle Meadow CC
Edmund KeatingEllington Ridge CC
Del Kinney, Jr.Wyantenuck CC
Malcolm McLachlanSilo Point CC
Frank NardelliPinehurst CC
David SeamanNew Haven CC
Richard SiderowfUnaffiliated
David P SzewczulTPC River Highlands
W W WhedonCC of Farmington