Waterbury, Connecticut (May 24-25, 2021) – The CSGA visits the Country Club of Waterbury for the first major of the season, the 18th Russell C. Palmer Cup presented by Chris Cote's Golf Shop. The Russell C. Palmer Cup is the state’s premier stroke-play championship. It comprises 54 holes, with a cut to the low 39 and ties after round one, and 36 holes on day two. It is named for Russell C. Palmer, former CSGA Executive Director (1986-1995) and inductee into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame (1997). Mr. Palmer’s numerous accomplishments include establishing the use of GHIN throughout CSGA member clubs and initiating the purchase of the “Connecticut Golf House” which for 30 years has served as the home of the CSGA.
Rick Dowling won the 2020 Russell C. Palmer Cup with an impressive back nine 4-under 30 to finish 6-under and three strokes ahead of a group of players tied for second. The field will be challenged from tee to green throughout each round at the par-69 Donald Ross designed Country Club of Waterbury.
About the Connecticut State Golf Association
The Russell C. Palmer Cup presented by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop is one of 19 championships conducted by the Connecticut State Golf Association. 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 60 Championships, Qualifiers, and One Day Tournaments throughout the year. For more information, visit csgalinks.org.