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.
Unless otherwise stipulated, walking spectators are welcome and encouraged at CSGA conducted championships and qualifiers. The following policies are in effect for any CSGA conducted championship or qualifying events:
PARENT POLICY AT JUNIOR EVENTS – At USGA Junior Qualifiers a player may not use a parent, step parent, or guardian as a caddie during Sectional Qualifying or the Championship proper. Parents/guardians should avoid all situations where they can be perceived as giving advice or assisting the player.
SPECTATORS ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING GOLF CARTS UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY THE OFFICIAL IN CHARGE. If a spectator has a disability (See Below) that impedes their ability to traverse the golf course, the CSGA will do its best to position the spectator at an appropriate spot on the golf course. Generally speaking, the CSGA will not be responsible for shuttling spectators around the golf course.
SPECTATORS WITH A DISABILITY – For those individuals with mobility impairments that require some form of motorized transport, they will generally be permitted to move through the course on whatever form of transport they regularly use if they have brought their motorized transportation device (“Device”) with them, unless it has been determined that a particular Device would present a hazard to other spectators, players, caddies, or course officials or would damage the golf course.
In the event the Official in Charge or others charged with administering the event observe unsafe operation of a Device, interference, interruption or undue delay of play as a result of using the Device, these individuals shall remind the user of their responsibility for the safe operation of the Device. Should an individual using a Device continue to operate the Device in an unsafe manner or otherwise interfere with, interrupt or unduly delay play, the Device user shall be asked to remove the Device from the event, but may be allowed to return to the event without the assistance of the Device. The official in charge has the authority to modify this policy to meet the needs of the event, host facility, or spectator.