The CSGA is the only authorized golf association licensed by the USGA® to utilize the USGA Handicap System™ through their member clubs in Connecticut. The CSGA uses GHIN as its handicap computation service which is the most widely accepted in the world and is offered to clubs and golfers exclusively through State or Regional Golf Associations. Your GHIN handicap gives you access to eGolfer with myGame allowing you to post scores, view your handicap index and score histories, as well as track statistics related to your game.
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.
Most CSGA tournaments have a predetermined size of field. The popularity of a number of CSGA events, in particular team events, has resulted in many events being oversubscribed. This policy addresses the criteria the CSGA will employ when oversubscription occurs.
Past Performance: Past individual wins and high tournament finishes in recent years and position on the prior year’s Player of the Year Point System will be considered for both individual and team events as these players have proven that their participation increases the level of competition. Individuals who have performed admirably in past competitions will be given greater consideration for selection.
Tournament Participation: Individuals who frequently participate in CSGA competitions will be given greater consideration for selection than individuals who do not often play in events.
Timeliness of Application: A timely application is guaranteed consideration for selection into an oversubscribed field; however, an application received within the specified time frame does not automatically admit an individual into the field. While the time and date an application is received is not a primary consideration, it may be used as the selection criterion when two otherwise comparable applications are being considered.