Connecticut Section PGA Media Guide 2023

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

History

Section Origin ................................................5

The Early Years 1933-1957 9

The Middle Years 1958-1982 ......................... 10

The Last Quarter Century 1983-2008 12

Past Presidents ............................................ 13

Hall of Fame ................................................ 14

Section Awards

Golf Professional of the year ......................... 15

The Bill Strausbaugh Award 16

Horton Smith Trophy ..................................... 17

Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Award 18 President’s Award......................................... 19

Teacher of the year 20

Youth Player Development ............................ 21

Player Development 22

Assistant Professional of the year .................. 23

Public Merchandiser of the year 24

Private Merchandiser of the year ................... 25

Sales Representative of the year 26

Bob Shea Award........................................... 27

Major Tournament Winners

Connecticut PGA Championship 29

Connecticut Professional PGA Championship . 30

Connecticut Jr. PGA Championship (Girls) 31

Connecticut Jr. PGA Championship (Boys) ..... 32

Pro-Assistant PGA Championship 33

Spring Stroke Play Championship .................. 34

Assistant Professional Championship 35

Del Kinney Pro/Pro Championship ................. 36

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Connecticut Senior Open .............................. 37

Connecticut Senior Championship 38

Hartford Women Open .................................. 39

National Award Winners

PGA Professional Award 40

Bill Strausbaugh Award ................................. 40

Youth Player Development Award 40

Public Merchandiser of the Year .................... 41

Conrad Raihling Award 41

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HISTORY OF THE SECTION SECTION ORIGIN

The Connecticut Section of the PGA of America was the 23rd of the 41 PGA Sections. The section had humble, but proud beginnings. The PGA gave the section its charter in 1933 after a series of meetings that took place in the spring of that year.

In March of 1933, a group known as the Connecticut Professional Golfers’ Organization (Connecticut PGO) met at George Siebert’s golf school in Avon, Conn. This group went on record as being opposed to any affiliation with the New England Section PGA, but favored petitioning the National PGA to form a Connecticut Section. This meeting was a prelude to a statewide meeting soon to be held. The forming of a Connecticut Section, it was pointed out, would permit the playing of bi-weekly tournaments for Connecticut golf professionals and include all the advantages of the present Connecticut PGO for the “paid brigade.”

A new Section would permit professionals of the state to have their own qualifying round for the PGA Championship, whereas it was then necessary for them to seek a qualifying place around Boston, Mass., in the New England Section PGA. In attendance at this decisive meeting were the following professionals and guests:

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Championship Trophy Presentation - Tournaments dominated the early years of the Section. In 1949, Del Kinney (right) won the Connecticut PGA Championship at Norwich Golf Club. Here he accepts the Hartford Times Trophy from Section President Lou Galby. On left is runner up Wally Cichon.

HISTORY OF THE SECTION

PROFESSIONALS GUESTS

Willie Whalen (Willow Brook)

Ernie Doering (Middletown)

Charley Nicoll (Sunset Ridge)

Syd Covington (Hartford)

Jack Williams (New Haven)

Herb Armstrong

Capt. C.H. Perkins (Wampanoag)

Bill Martin (Manchester)

Arthur Reid (Farmington)

Graham Reid (Farmington)

Barney Gunshimman (Willimantic)

Joel Smith (Wallingford)

George Siebert (Avon)

Clarence Booth (Wethersfield)

Bob Smith (Indian Hill)

Joe Stein (golf salesman)

William J. Lee (golf writer)

C.S. Henderson (golf writer)

C.H. Perkins, who served in the British military and was influential in forming the Canadian PGA in 1922, was one of this early group’s most prominent leaders.

Shortly after that historic meeting at Avon, the Connecticut PGO reversed its decision when it held its annual meeting at Shuttle Meadow Country Club, hosted by Professional Val Flood, at the end of March. This later move came as a result of the full disclosure of the New England Section PGA’s plan presented at the annual meeting by Worcester Country Club’s Willie Ogg (former NEPGA president) and Robert Pryde, Secretary of the Connecticut State Golf Association. Ogg and Pryde outlined the plan as follows:

The New England Section PGA would establish eight separate Chapters: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Greater Boston, Cape Cod and Western Massachusetts.

Each Chapter would have its own tournament schedule, its own officers and its own qualifying round for the PGA Championship.

The New England Section PGA Board of Directors would operate under a governing body composed of the President and Treasurer of each of the eight Chapters.

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HISTORY OF THE SECTION

Because the plan was presented in such clarity and simplicity, the Connecticut PGO changed their minds. What the Connecticut professionals wanted most chiefly was their own tournament schedule and this was exactly what was assured under this proposed re-organization.

Events continued to unfold and in early April of 1933, a Connecticut PGO delegation attended the New England Section PGA meeting and returned with the assurances that all demands would be met. A Connecticut PGO meeting was called for and held at the Hartford Hotel Bond to seek approval for the New England Section PGA, Connecticut Chapter plan. During the time of these developments some opposition had arisen since some members of the Connecticut PGO were not and could not, become members the PGA of America under any classification because they did not sell golf supplies at their clubs.

At the Connecticut PGO meeting arguments concerning the new affiliation as a Chapter of the New England Section had boosted the temperature of the smoke-filled meeting room. Despite the acrimonious meeting, the state’s paid brigade voted unanimously to adopt the plan outlined by Pryde and Perkins, then President of the Connecticut PGO.

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PGA Membership Card- PGA of America Membership Certificate belonging to Del Kinney from 1935 shows the original logo.

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At the end of the meeting, Perkins was elected as the first president of the Connecticut Chapter, while Pryde was named Honorary President. The entire roster of Chapter officers and directors elected were as follows:

OFFICERS

Cap Perkins, President (Wampanoag)

Joel Smith, Vice President (Wallingford)

William J. Lee, Secretary (golf writer)

Syd Covington, Treasurer (Hartford)

Robert Pryde, Honorary President (CSGA)

DIRECTORS

George Siebert (Avon)

Jack Williams (New Haven) Don Canausa (Suffield)

George Ferrier (Ridgewood)

Barney Gunshinnan (Willimantic)

Ernest Doering (Middletown)

Also present were: Tom Donahue (Stonington), N.M. Williams (Plymouth Meadow), Bill Martin (Manchester), Bob Smith (Indian Hill), George Hunter (Meriden), Meredith Nickel (Tumble Brook), Frank Convey (Highland), Clarence Booth (Wethersfield).

This relationship with the New England Section PGA did not last very long.

In May of 1933, the newly formed Connecticut Chapter of the New England Section PGA voted to petition the National PGA to receive its own Section charter and to divorce itself from the New England Section PGA.

Officers of the Connecticut Chapter were dissatisfied with the lack of co-operation. From the original eight Chapters that were discussed, only Connecticut and Western Massachusetts formed Chapters. The misunderstanding of Connecticut’s plans were made evident following the New England Section’s PGA Championship at Metacomet Country Club held earlier in the month. Several professionals in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts said they were not notified of the New England PGA Championship at Metacomet nor the popular team matches.

In the summer of 1933, the PGA of America officially chartered Connecticut and Western Massachusetts as the “Connecticut Section.” Since its charter was enacted, the Connecticut Section has governed it activities by a membership-elected Board of Directors.

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HISTORY OF THE SECTION

THE EARLY YEARS 19331957

Except for the initial struggles of the “founding fathers” of the section, most of the history of the early years is a mystery. Only small bits of information has been recovered from that time period, mostly small newspaper articles and tournament results. It is surmised that the governance of the section was mainly focused on organizing tournaments for “the paid brigade” during this time. Any and all records were essentially passed from briefcase to briefcase.

Life in the section was interrupted by World War II when many left to serve their country. Stan Pisk, Stanley Golf Course, landed at Omaha Beach with the 38th Field Artillery and spent 15 months in Europe, fighting five campaigns. Former section President and 1930 Connecticut PGA Champion George Siebert served with the Marines in Okinawa. Due to the war, no section championship was held 1943-45.

Some other, more fraternal, activities were also underway. In 1947, Henry Bontempo, Head Professional at Franconia Golf Course, in Springfield, Mass., got together with other area

professionals to organize the first “Western Massachusetts Tee Party” to honor a person who had made significant contributions in the field of golf. This annual event remains the unofficial kickoff of the golf season in the Pioneer Valley. Over the years, several PGA Professionals, including Bontempo, have been selected as the honoree along with representatives of the media, golf course architects, and coaches.

In 1953, the section delegation returned to The Hotel Bond for the first Annual Golf Show. This gathering continued for many years and brought together golf professionals and the leaders of other golf associations, golf writers, local and national dignitaries, as well as exhibitors for a day of meetings, education, and a preview of golf products and equipment. Guest speakers over the years included Governor Joseph Longo, Herb Graffis, and influential leaders from local and national associations. This annual gathering continued for many years and was held often at the Norwich Inn. As the role of the golf professional began to evolve from teacher and player to businessman

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Table Photo- ach spring, Section golf professionals and club representative would meet to kick off the new golf season. Section President Joe Donato presides over the April 23, 1956, at Norwich Golf Club for the Third Annual Golf Day.

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the importance of more advanced business practices became evident to one man, Anthony Patricelli. His research into the business end of golf in 1954 uncovered a serious need for change. With the support of Connecticut Section Officers and Bob Kay, golf professional at Wampanoag Country Club, he presented his curriculum and training aids to The PGA of America for consideration in May 1955. Although these plans were not adopted by The PGA, he is considered to be the catalyst of what would become the PGA Business School of the future.

THE MIDDLE YEARS 1958-1982

A vast improvement in section organization and record keeping took place under the leadership of Presidents Harry Nettelblatt, Wendell Ross, and Bob Bodington. Meeting minutes and correspondence were available from this era and important section issues and business were documented. Also during this time, the first section monthly publication, “The Connecticut Golfer” was published to keep the membership better informed.

Early Challenge Cup - Julius Boros Challenge Cup Matches (group & program) The first Challenge Cup team of PGA Professionals. Front row: Charlie Moore, Frank Sarro, Ed Rubis, Doug Dalziel, Chuck Lasher. Back

To further improve the administration of the section, Ray Harper was hired in 1962 as the first Tournament Director and served for over a decade. This step led to the improvement of the tournament structure and financial governance of the section. He remained one of the few constants in section administration for over twenty years.

A group of professionals from Western Massachusetts petitioned the section to form the Western Massachusetts Chapter. After several revisions to the original proposal, the group of Frank Kringle, George Cefaratti, Jerry Gianfernante, Eddie Rubis, Mickey Cotela, Mike Mare, John Strycharz, E.R. Howe, Bubby Czeluniak, Fran Monte, and Art House, were successful and the Chapter was granted the Charter in 1964.

PGA Member George Hunter, longtime professional at Century of Golf in Meriden, and the 1934 Connecticut PGA Champion, passed away in 1966. In his honor, the course was renamed George Hunter II Memorial Golf Course. This remains the only course in the section to bear the name of a PGA Professional.

Patricelli continued to have educational influence and helped develop plans for an innovative curriculum. The Key Sponsors Club was created in 1968 to unite the four major groups concerned with golf – the amateurs, club professionals, touring professionals, and equipment manufacturers. Major objectives were to recognize outstanding players, establish an education program at the University of Hartford, develop a junior golf lesson program at the Greater Hartford Open, and assist with planning section tournaments

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Anthony Patricelli- was the driving force behind the expansion of education and career enhancement for section professionals. He was also the catalyst of what is now the PGA Professional Golf Manage-

HISTORY OF THE SECTION

The following year, Patricelli was hired by the section as the Executive Secretary, and with his leadership the Connecticut Section began a program that later became a core element in the PGA Apprentice Program. In the 1960’s, it partnered with the University of Hartford to offer a curriculum of courses for aspiring PGA Professionals, who in turn, could earn a bachelor of arts degree in “golf.” This became the forerunner and inspiration that influenced the start of The PGA’s first Professional Golf Management (PGM) program at Ferris State University.

During the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, the section recruited established community business leaders who served as employment consultants on every head professional job change. These consultants actively met with clubs during the hiring process and helped to develop compensation package models that ensured a higher standard of living for golf professionals. This “club relations” committee made lasting impressions as many jobs at clubs and courses in the section today still bear the fruits of their labor.

Dick Stranahan, golf professional at Longmeadow Country Club, won the first two the Player of the Year Awards in 1970 and ‘71. Also that year, the first Connecticut PGA Junior Championship, now the Assistant Championship, was held at Pequot Golf Club.

Teams of the top 12 PGA Professionals and top 12 Connecticut State Golf Association amateurs played the first Julius Boros Challenge Cup Matches in 1972 at Tumble Brook Country Club. Walter Lowell was instrumental in developing this annual professional vs. amateur event to foster camaraderie among the two associations, and arranged for the donation of the trophy by Boros, the golf legend from Connecticut. Over the years, the professionals have dominated, winning the Cup 34 times in 50 matches.

In 1977 Lowell, a member of the PGA National Board of Directors, began his two-year campaign to accept women as members in the Association. His relentless pursuit eventually persuaded his fellow board members, who for two years, were unanimous in their opposition, to pass the amendment that would make women eligible to pursue PGA membership. He became the first section member to win a national award when he was selected as the PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 1978.

Bob Parker was hired in 1975 as Executive Director and established an office in a rented space in Unionville. He was succeeded a year later by Paul Lanza who remained until 1979 when Bob Shea took over.

Along with the rest of the world, changes in the Connecticut Section have occurred much more rapidly in the last quarter century. The advent of computers, cell phones, and other technology has changed the pace at which people live and play. During the last 25 years, more has happened; however, record keeping has improved

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HISTORY OF THE SECTION THE LAST QUARTER CENTURY 1983-2008

When it was time to bring section education to a new level, Ron Beck, then head professional at Crumpin-Fox Club, stepped up. In 1990, he developed, organized, and administered the first Teaching and Coaching Summit. This biennial event continues to bring world-renowned golf instructors to the section for two days of cutting edge instruction. Since then, he has continued to plan “The Summit” and also the Spring and Fall education seminars.

Shea continued as Executive Director and the section office was moved to Edgewood Golf Course in Cromwell, then to Glastonbury Hills Country Club in 1985, then to Middletown. In 1988, it was decided by section leaders that after years of moving from office to office, it was time to find a permanent site. Together with representatives of the Connecticut State Golf Association, an office space in Southway Executive Park in Rocky Hill was purchased and became the “Connecticut Golf House.”

In 2003 Suzy Whaley made a historic appearance in the PGA TOUR’s Buick Championship in Hartford. Whaley was the first woman PGA Member to win a PGA Section Championship.

When Shea became too ill to perform his duties, the Officers and Board of Directors stepped in to run the section. In 1993, a search committee hired Tom Hantke, a PGA Professional from the Middle Atlantic Section, to replace Shea. He brought to the section his experience in section governance along with a vast background in career enhancement and employment service.

Over the next several years, under Hantke’s direction, gradual improvements were made in the structure of the section and how it conducted business. Financial policies were put in place, the Constitution and Bylaws were rewritten, the tournament program was expanded, and the marketing and sponsors program was developed.

The Golf House partnership with the CSGA continued. In 1995, together the two associations purchased the adjoining suite and, following a period of construction, doubled the office space. Sharing the office and much of the office equipment has proved to be financially beneficial.

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Northeast Golf Instructors Conference- Renowned golf instructor Hank Haney, pictured here, is one of many of the nation’s leading golf coaches that have been headliners for the Northeast Golf Instructors Conference, the biennial golf teaching and coaching education seminar that began in the early 1990’s.

PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION PAST PRESIDENTS

There have been 36 golf professionals that have been elected to serve in the office of President of the Connecticut Section PGA. Presently, there are 12 Past Presidents that remain PGA members and affiliated with the Connecticut Section.

Jim Bedus

28th President, 2003-04 PGA Life Member

Tim Gavronski

27th President, 2001-02

Mickey Hawkes

26th President, 1999-2000 Hawkes Golf Vehicles, LLC

Tony Rowe

Bob Sparks, Current President

Howie Friday

37th President, 2019-2022 Stanley G.C.

John Steffen

36th President, 2019 Ian Marshall

35th President, 2017-18 Shuttle Meadow Country Club Bill Flood

34th President, 2015-16 Cleveland Golf

Mike O'Grady

33rd President, 2013-14 Lake Waramaug Country Club

John Korolyshun

32nd President, 2011-2012 PGA Life Member

Ralph Salito

31st President, 2009-10 Keney Park G.C.

Ron Dellostritto

30th President, 2007-08 Fairways Golf & Driving Range

Tom Gleeton

29th President, 2005-06

25th President, 1997-98 PGA Life Member

Frank Selva

24th President, 1995-96 PGA Life Member

Gary Reynolds

23rd President, 1993-94 PGA Life Member

John Boucher

22nd President, 1990-1991

Terry Crawford

21st President,1987-88

Don Gliha

20th President, 1985-86

Walter Lowell

18th President, 1977-80 Honorary Life President Charlie Moore

17th President, 1976 Denis Collins

16th President, 1975

Walter Lowell President, 1971-74

Gerald Cordore

15th President, 1969-1970

Bob Bodington

14th President, 1967-1968

Wendell Ross

13th President, 1962-1963

Harry Nettelbladt

12th President, 1958-1961

Joseph Donato

11th President, 1952-1957 Louis Galby

10th President, 1949-1951 Tom Donahue

9th President, 1948 Willie Hunter

8th President, 1947 George Siebert

7th President, 1946 Willie Whalen

6th President, 1944-1945 Jack Williams

5th President, 1943 George Seibert

4th President, 1941-1942

Joel Smith

3rd President, 1937-1940 Bob Smith

2nd President, 1935-1936 Captain Perkins

1st President, 1933-1934

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SECTION AWARDS

GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Golf Professional of the Year Awarded for overall performance in the past five years as a golf professional, leadership, service to his/her PGA Section, the ability to inspire fellow professionals, and the promotion of the game of golf.

PGA

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS

2022 Joe Starzec 2021 Andrew Campbell 2020 Ian Marshall 2019 Jim Hanlon 2018 Gary Sassu 2017 Bill Flood 2016 Ron Dellostritto 2015 Mike Carney 2014 David DiRico 2013 Bob Geambazi 2012 Stan McLennan 2011 Donald F. Gliha 2010 Peter Pulaski 2009 Fred Kolakowski 2008 Jack McConachie 2007 John Murphy 2006 Bill Whaley 2005 Jim Bedus 2004 Bucky O’Brien 2003 Richard Crowe 2002 Lindsey Hansen

2001 Tom Gleeton 2000 Harry Mattson 1999 Mickey Hawkes 1998 Tim Gavronski 1997 Ron Beck 1996 Mike Bailey 1995 Ken Doyle 1994 Ralph DeNicolo 1993 Don Malen 1992 Tony Rowe 1991 Charlie Moore 1990 Walter Bogues 1989 Gary Reynolds 1988 Terry Crawford 1987 Dick Thivia 1986 John Nowobilski 1985 Bill Fox 1984 John Boucher 1983 Frank Selva 1982 Jim Rusher 1981 Art Decko

1980 Frank Sarro 1979 Walter Cichon 1978 Walter Lowell 1977 Dick Stranahan 1976 Jimmy Nichols 1975 Al Fuchs 1974 William Hunter 1973 John McGoldrick 1972 Victor Svenberg 1971 Allan Mackintosh 1970 Bub Cordore 1969 Jim Orsi 1968 Bob Bodington 1967 Alex Hackney 1966 Frank Kringle 1965 Bob Kay 1964 Lou Galby 1963 Harry Nettelbladt 1962 Wendell Ross 1961 Wendell Ross 1960 Stan Staszowski 1959 Del Kinney 1958 Joe Donato 1957 Joe Donato 1956 Joe Donato 1955 Joe Donato

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PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION AWARDS

BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD OF THE YEAR

Bill Strausbaugh Award Presented to those PGA members who by their day-to-day efforts have made significant contributions through mentoring of PGA Professionals and to building the image of the game of golf, the PGA Professional, and the Association. The award also considers the overall integrity and character of the PGA member, their service to the Association, and their involvement in community and charitable activities.

BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD THROUGH THE YEARS

2002 Ron Beck 2001No Winner Named 2000 Ron Beck 1999 Tim Gavronski 1998 Gary Reynolds 1997 Gary Reynolds 1996 Gary Reynolds 1995 Tom Hantke 1994 No winner named 1993 John Murphy 1992 Frank Selva 1991 John Murphy 1990 John Boucher 1989 Terry Crawford 1988 John Murphy 1987 Don Gliha 1986 John Murphy 1985 John Murphy

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2022 Frank Carta 2021 Sean Busca 2020 Philip Krick Jr. 2019 Tony Rowe 2018 Joe Connerton 2017 John Korolyshun 2016 Rob Barbeau 2015 Ciaran Carr 2014 Gary Sassu 2013 Don Malen 2012 Andrew Campbell 2011 Tim Gavronski 2010 Ron Dellostritto 2009 Tony Rowe 2008 Jim Nittoli 2007 John Nowobilski 2006 Rich Crowe 2005 Ralph Salito 2004 Frank Selva 2003 Suzy Whaley

PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION AWARDS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD

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2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
Bestows special recognition for outstanding and continuing contributions to developing and improving educational opportunities for section PGA golf professionals, as well as demonstrating a personal commitment to professional development. PGA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD THROUGH THE YEARS 2022 Brian Keiser 2021 Joe Grochmal 2020 Francis Kringle
Ron Beck
John Steffen
Ron Beck
Joe Connerton
Steve Madison
Michael Martin
Paul Ramee
Bobby Brown
Sean Busca
Andrew Campbell
Jason Waters
Christopher Gay
Peter Pulaski
Ron Beck
Michael O’Grady
Don Gliha
Ken Doyle 1983 James Nichols 1982 John Nowbilski 1981 Walter Lowell 1977 Bob Bodington 1974 Bob Bodington 1973 Walter Lowell 1972 Ted Pisk 2002 Mike Svab 2001 Jim Bedua 2000 Jim Bedus 1999 Jim Bedus 1998 Zane Chappy 1997 Rob Barbeau 1996 Rob Barbeau 1995 Tim Gavronski 1994 Tony Rowe 1993 Ron Beck 1992 Robert Sheaffer 1991 Walter Bogues 1990 John Murphy 1989 Frank Selva 1988 Terry Crawford 1987 John Nowobilski 1986 Ted Pisk 1985 James Nichols 1984 James Nichols 1982 John Nowobilski

PGA CONNECTICUT

SECTION AWARDS

WALTER LOWELL PUBLIC GOLF COURSE AWARDS

Since 2001, The Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award has honored a public golf course in the Section that employs a PGA Professional, in recognition of their dedication to the promotion of the game of golf.

WALTER LOWELL PUBLIC GOLF COURSE AWARD THROUGH THE YEARS

2022 Lyman Orchards Golf Club & Golf Center

2021 Cedar Knob Golf Course

2020 Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane

2019 Fairview Farm Golf Course

2018 Westwoods Golf Course

2017 Tashua Knolls Golf Course

2016 RockledgeGolf Club

2015 Richter Park GC

2014 Willowbrook Golf Course

2013 H. Smith Richardson G.C.

2012 Copper Hill G.C

2011 Alling Memorial

2010 Stanley G.C.

2009 East Mountain C.C

2008 Shennecossett G.C.

2007 Tunxis Plantation Country Club

2006 Skungmaug River G.C.

2005 Timberlin G.C.

2004 Tallwood C.C.

2003 Lyman Orchards G.C.

2002 Raceway G.C.

2001 Canton Public G.C.

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PGA CONNECTICUT

SECTION AWARDS

PRESIDENT’S AWARD OF THE YEAR

Awarded honor an individual for the contributions made to enhance the standing of the PGA Professional within the community and for efforts to support the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation in significant ways. The Foundation is the primary financial supporter the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association and Junior Golf Tour. Since 2000, the Foundation has granted over $850,000 to junior golf and other diversity and outreach programs such as The First Tee of Connecticut, Special Olympics of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

PRESIDENT

S AWARD THROUGH THE YEARS

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2022 Marc Bayram 2021 Tom Halsted 2020 No Recipient 2019 Doug Elliott 2018 John Nowobilski 2017 Stan McLennan 2016 T. Gleeton/I. Marshall 2015 Andrew Campbell 2014 Kyle Hedstrom 2013 Frank Selva 2012 Jeremy Vitkauskas 2011 Brian Higgins 2010 John Paesani 2009 Peter Pulaski 2008 Jim Bedus 2007 Bill Mackedon 2006 Rob Barbeau 2005 Tim Gavronski 2004 George Connor 2003 John Nowobilski 2002 Gary Reynolds 2001 John Nowobilski 2000 John Nowobilski 1999 Gary Reynolds

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SECTION AWARDS

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Teacher of the Year Awarded for excellence in golf instruction, promotion of golf through teaching, teaching techniques, teaching aids, along with overall performance as a golf professional.

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TEACHER OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS 2022 Sue Cart 2021 Jeff DelRosso 2020 Marc Bayram 2019 Michel Painchaud 2018 George Connor 2017 David Bove 2016 Paul Ramee 2015 John Vitale 2014 Chuck Lasher 2013 Brad Lusenhop 2012 Jack McConachie 2011George Connor 2010 Ken Doyle 2009 Tom Rosati 2008 Jeff DelRosso 2007 Suzy Whaley 2006 Mike Gramelis 2005 Dave Pianki 2004 Suzy Whaley 2003 Peter Pulaski 2002 Chet Dunlop 2001 Jim Nittoli 2000 George Connor 1999 Rob Barbeau 1998 Don Gliha 1997 John Nowobilski 1996 Ron Beck 1995 Tim Gavronski 1994 Dan Colvin 1993 Ken Doyle 1992 David McQuade 1991 Daril Pacinella 1990 Michael Bailey 1989 Floyd Gensler 1988 Don Gliha 1987 Wally Cichon 1986 Walter Lowell

PGA CONNECTICUT

SECTION AWARDS

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Junior Golf Leader Bestows recognition to a PGA professional who is a leader in junior golf, reflects the qualities and ideals of those who work with our nation’s youth, and provides opportunities and experiences for juniors to learn and play golf.

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD THROUGH THE YEARS

2022 Bobby Brown 2021 Evan Lambert 2020 Brian Phelps 2019 John Dipollina 2018 EJ Altobello 2017 Jennifer Barnsley 2016 Kyle Hedstrom 2015 Marc Bayram 2014 George DeVita 2013 Bob Sparks 2012 Jeff Beyer 2011 Jon Janik 2010 John Steffen 2009 Tim Gavronski 2008 Bobby Powell 2007 Chuck Lasher 2006 Frank Selva 2005 Ted Perez 2004 Gary Sassu 2003 Craig Kealey

2002 Dan Malarney 2001 Jameson Lloyd 2000 Ken Gemmell 1999 Frank Selva 1998 Jim Tennant 1997 Paul Miller 1996 Jeff Swanson 1995 Richard Crowe 1994 Dan Malarney 1993 Kris Smith 1992 Jon Wilson 1991 David McQuade 1990 Mickey Cotela 1989 Dave Paterson 1988 Tony Roberto

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PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION AWARDS

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Recognizes a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development. This award considers the PGA Professions growth of the game leadership commitment at the Section and National levels and inspiration of fellow PGA Professionals in the area of player development.

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD THROUGH THE YEARS
Jason Gobleck 2021 Peter Egazarian 2020 Jon Wilson 2019 Josh Detmer 2018 Paul Banks 2017 Vic Svenberg 2016 Joe Starzec 2015 Rich Varatto 2014 Kevin Cloud
YOUTH
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PGA CONNECTICUT

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ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Assistant Professional Awarded to an assistant professional for outstanding overall performance, leadership and service relative to the promotion of golf, and the demonstration of excellence in his/her performance while employed.

ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS

2022 Josh Carney 2021 John Sonski

2020 Jeff Beale 2019 Richard Bray 2018 Evan Lambert 2017 Josh Detmer 2016 Justin Foster 2015 John Dipollina 2014 Aaron Chaffin 2013 Steve Madison 2012 Jodi Lauzier 2011 Shaun Maher 2010 Brian Keiser 2009 Jeff Sobieraj 2008 Andrew Gruss 2007 Ian Marshall 2006 Chris Gay 2005 Rich Varrato 2004 John Steffen 2003 Sean Crowley 2002 Kyle Hedstrom 2001 Jennifer Webster

2000 Brian Rhodes & Fred Rosa 1999 Glenn Carlson 1998 George Connor 1997 Pat Aquaro 1996 David Mihalko 1995 Rich Toner 1994 Ron Dellostritto 1993 Paul Miller 1992 Bob Sheaffer 1991 John Kuenzli 1989 Jay Jordan 1986 Archie Cart 1979 Larry Graham Jr. 1878 Ed Twohig, Jr. 1977 John Nowobilski 1976 Don Curran/ Rich Crowe 1975 Richard Crowe 1974 Don Malen 1973 Frank Selva 1971 John Strevens

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PRIVATE

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PGA golf professionals for excellence in golf shop operations and the demonstration of superior skills as merchandisers in the promotion of golf.
MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS
PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION AWARDS Recognizes
PRIVATE
MERCHANDISER
THE YEAR 2022 Brad Lusenhop 2021 Kevin Telford 2020 Steve Madison 2019 Justin Foster 2018 Larry Antinozzi 2017 William Wallis 2016 Sean Busca 2015 Donny Kirkpatrick 2014 Tim Quirk 2013 John Steffen 2012 Jason Waters 2011 Ryan Hall 2010 Howie Friday 2009 Jim Stickels 2008 Jack Hunter 2007 Bill Flood Jr. 2006 Andrew Campbell 2005 Stan McLennan 2004 Mike Svab 2003 Glenn Carlson 2002 David DiRico 2001 Mark Bialobrzeski 2000 Tim Gavronski 1999 Jim Nittoli 1998 David DiRico 1997 Bill Shaw 1996 Mickey Hawkes 1995 Gary Reynolds 1994 Gary Sassu 1993 Steve Munch 1992 Bob Geambazi 1991 Don Malen 1990 Tony Rowe 1989 Charlie Moore 1988 Don Malen
OF

PUBLIC

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excellence
golf shop operations and the
merchandisers
the promotion
golf.
MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS
PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION AWARDS Recognizes PGA golf professionals for
in
demonstration of superior skills as
in
of
PUBLIC
Mike Svab 2021 Jason
2020
Street 2019 David
2018
2017 Bill
2016 Bobby
2015 Brian Gehan 2014 Jeff DelRosso 2013 Dean
2012 Marc
2011 Kyle
2010 Robbie
2009 Jim
2008 Jeff
2007
2006 Mike
2005 Kyle
2004 John Lucas 2003 Peter
1997
1993
1992
1989
MERCHANDISER
THE YEAR 2022
Loomis
William
DiRico
Jantzen Vargas
Roseblum
Brown
Faucher
Bayram
Hedstrom
Leming
Alexander
Beyer
Hope Kelley
Zaranek
Hedstrom
Chapman 2002 Sammy Samson 2001 Ralph Salito 2000 Matt Menchetti 1999 Bill Mackedon 1998 John Nowobilski
Lou Pandolfi 1996 Jim Casagrande 1995 Dick Bierkan 1994 Richard Crowe
Ron Beck
Ronald Beck 1991 Bob Rogers 1990 Tony Roberto
Walter Bogues
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PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION AWARDS
award recognizes the Sales Representative whose significant contributions have helped
the way in which golf products and services are merchandised through
MERCHANDISER
YEAR
YEARS SALES
YEAR
2022 Chris Catapane 2021 Derek Travers 2020 Bill Hermanson 2019 Jeff Dibona 2018 Jim Mayo 2017 John Fagan 2016 Jeff DiBona 2015 Rob Lamy 2014 Barry Dennis 2013 Gar Fellman 2012 Gary Rencurrel 2011 Mike Perreault 2010 Bill Higgins 2009 Mike Kelly 2008 Kathy Lynch 2007 Josh Rifkin 2006 Jack Miller 2005 Jim Mayo 2004 John Aylsworth 2003 Michael Perreault This
shape
Section PGA golf shops. PUBLIC
OF THE
THROUGH THE
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
2002 Ernie Pizzetti 2001 Jim Mayo 2000 Bill Hermanson 1999 Brian Murphy 1998 Brian Murphy 1997 Larry Bellorado 1996 Jack Harris 1995 Jock McLean 1994 Stuart A. Miller

PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION PLAYER OF THE YEAR

BOB SHEA AWARD

The Bob Shea Award is annually given to the Connecticut Section PGA Player of the Year. The award is named after Shea who served as the Section Executive Director from 1979 through 1993.

PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS

2022 Chris Tallman

2021 Chris Tallman 2020 Chris Tallman 2019 Kyle Bilodeau 2018 Chris Tallman 2017 Brent Paladino 2016 Adam Rainaud 2015 Adam Rainaud 2014 Adam Rainaud 2013 Kyle Bilodeau 2012 Fran Marrello

2011 Kevin Giancola 2010 Kevin Giancola 2009 Tony Kelley 2008 Kevin Giancola

2007 Fran Marrello

2006 Jim St. Pierre 2005 Kevin Giancola

2004Kevin Giancola

2003 Kevin Giancola

2002 Dave Dell

2001 John Paesani 2000 Tony Kelley 1999 Tony Kelley 1998 Tom Gleeton 1997 John Paesani 1996 Fran Marrello 1995 Fran Marrello 1994 Fran Marrello 1993 Fran Marrello 1992 Fran Marrello 1991 John Paesani 1990 John Paesani 1989 Paul Ryiz 1988 Paul Ryiz 1987 Paul Ryiz 1986 Paul Ryiz 1985 Paul Ryiz 1984 Paul Ryiz 1983 Dennis Coscina 1982 Paul Ryiz

1981 Paul Ryiz 1980 Paul Ryiz 1979 Dennis Coscina 1978 Dennis Coscina 1977 Dennis Coscina 1976 Dennis Coscina 1975 Bob Kay 1974 Chuck Lasher 1973 Dick Stranahan 1972 Dennis Coscina 1971 Dick Stranahan 1970 Dick Stranahan

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

CONNECTICUT PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

1998 Mike Martin 1997 John Paesani

Tony Kelley

Allan Menne Dennis Coscina

John Paesani

Stan McLennan

John Paesani

Kris Smith

Tony Kelley

Tony Kelley

Doug Dalziel

2022 Geoff Gelderman

2021 Brian Keiser

2020 Brian Keiser

2019 Chris Tallman

2018 Adam Rainaud

2017 Kyle Bilodeau

2016 Adam Rainaud

2015 Kevin Giancola

2014 Adam Rainaud 2013 Kyle Bilodeau

2012 Tony Kelley 2011 Kevin Giancola

2010 Kevin Giancola

2009 Fran Marrello

2008 Kevin Giancola

2007 Ian Marshall

2006 Jim St.Pierre

2005 Mike Carney

2004 Tom Gleeton

2003 Kevin Giancola

2002 Suzy Whaley

2001 Fran Marrello

2000 Tony Kelley

1999 Bill Mackedon

1986 Doug Dalziel 1985 Dennis Coscina 1984 Donald Hoenig 1983 Dennis Coscina 1982 Jack McConachie 1981 Doug Dalziel 1980 Dennis Coscina 1979 Dennis Coscina 1978 Dennis Coscina 1977 Bob Kay 1976 Dennis Coscina 1975 Dennis Coscina 1974 Ed Rubis 1973 Al Fuchs 1972 Ed Rubis 1971 Dick Stranahan

1970 Ray Howell 1969 Don Headings

1968 Stan Staszowski

1967 Dick Stranahan

1966 John McGoldrick 1965 Ed Rubis 1964 Ed Rubis 1963 Bob Kay

1962 Roger Horton 1961 Ed Rubis 1960 Bob Kay 1959 Bob Kay 1958 Al Labutis 1957 Bob Bodington 1956 Bob Kay 1955 Vic Panciera 1954 Harry Nettelbladt 1953 Bob Kay 1952 Frank Kringle 1951 George Buck 1950 Eddie Burke 1949 Del Kinney 1948 Eddie Burke 1947 Harry Nettelbladt 1946 Eddie Burke 1945 Eddie Burke 1944 NO TOURNAMENT 1943 NO TOURNAMENT 1942 NO TOURNAMENT 1941 Robert Hunsick 1940 Eddie Burke 1939 Ralph Greenwood 1938 Robert Hunsick 1937 Waldo Martin 1936 Joe Turnesa 1935 Joe Turnesa 1934 George Hunter 1933 Gene Kunes 1932 Jack Perkins 1931 Gene Kunes 1930 George Siebert 1929 Maurice Kearney

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

CONNECTICUT PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2022 C.J. Konkowski

2021 Bob Mucha

2020 Chris Tallman

2019 Kyle Bilodeau

2018 Chris Tallman

2017 William Street

2016 Adam Rainaud

2015 Adam Rainaud 2014 Adam Rainaud

2013 Billy Downes

2012 Paul Barnsley

2011 Adam D'Amario

2010 Brian Keiser

2009 Kevin Giancola

2008 Tom Gleeton

2007 Ian Marshall

2006 Jim St. Pierre

2005 Tony Kelley

2004 Suzy Whaley

2003 Kevin Giancola

2002 David Dell

2001 John Paesani

2000 Bob Mucha

1999 Mark Parson

1998Tony Kelley

1997 John Paesani 1996 No Records

1995 Allan Menne 1994 John Paesani 1993 John Paesani 1992 Allan Menne 1991 John Paesani 1990 Gary Sassu 1989 John Paesani

1988 Tony Kelley, Allan Menne, Fran Marrello, Don Hoenig

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

CONNECTICUT JR. PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (GIRLS)

1997 Stacey Wolejko – Hatfield, Mass

1996 Leigh Many – Glastonbury, Conn

1995 Nicole Faniola – Old Lyme, Conn.

1994 Tara Schultz – Wethersfield, Conn.

1993 Lynn Valentine – East Lyme, Conn.

1992 Jennifer Cieslak – Windham, Conn.

1991 Jennifer Cieslak – Windham, Conn.

1990 Nicole Coffee – Burlington, Conn.

1989 Megin O’Donnell – Clinton, Conn.

1988 Barbara Morace – Longmeadow, Mass.

1987 Lorinda Garner – Portland, Conn.

1986 Lorinda Garner – Portland, Conn.

1985 Jen Parmelee – Middlefield, Conn.

2022 Kate Hong Greenwich, Conn.

2021 Tiffany Chan Kent, Conn.

2020 Josephine Genereux Greenwich, Conn.

2019 Emily Cohen - Darien, Conn.

2018 Sarah Houle- Sandy Hook, Conn.

2017 Angela Garvin – Feeding Hills, Mass.

2016 Angela Garvin – Feeding Hills, Mass.

2015 Angela Garvin – Feeding Hills, Mass.

2014 Angela Garvin – Feeding Hills, Mass.

2013 Marissa Grillo – Avon, Conn.

2012 Kelly Whaley – Farmington, Conn.

2011 Kelly Whaley – Farmington, Conn.

2010 Jenn Whaley – Farmington, Conn.

2009 Alison Cowles – East Longmeadow, Mass.

2008 Elizabeth Monty – North Granby, Conn.

2007 Brooke Stepanek – Guilford, Conn.

2006 Elizabeth Monty – North Granby, Conn.

2005 Melanie Kier- Meriden, Conn.

2004 Natalie Sheary- West Hartford, Conn.

2003 Juli Wightman – Chicopee, Mass.

2002 Katie Stepanek – Guilford, Conn.

2001 Jessica Steward – Mystic, Conn.

2000 Whitney Wolejko – Hatfield, Mass.

1999 Juli Wightman – Chicopee, Mass.

1998 Tara Fiscella – Newtown, Conn.

1984 Nicole Damarjian – Colchester, Conn.

1983 Susan Dutilly – Norwich, Conn.

1982 Caroline Keggi – Middlebury, Conn.

1981 Caroline Keggi – Middlebury, Conn.

1980 Cara Andreoli – Wethersfield, Conn.

1979 Cara Andreoli – Wethersfield, Conn.

1978 Cara Andreoli – Wethersfield, Conn.

1977 Cara Andreoli – Wethersfield, Conn.

1976 Pamela Ross – Fairfield, Conn.

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

CONNECTICUT JR. PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (BOYS)

1996 Kieran Doherty Madison, Conn.

1995 Ryan Hucker – Simsbury, Conn

1994 Jeff Curl – Ellington, Conn.

1993 Daryl Lynch – Simsbury, Conn.

1992 Steve Sawka – East Windsor, Conn.

1991 John Sawka – East Windsor, Conn.

1990 Steve Jamroz – Somers, Conn.

1989 Todd Sapere – West Hartford, Conn.

1988 Aaron Berthiaume – Southbridge, Mass.

1987 Richard Breed – Wethersfield, Conn.

1986 Patrick Mullin – West Hartford, Conn.

1985 Joe Cordani – Weatogue, Conn.

2022 Longmeadow, Mass.

2021 Connor Goode Glastonbury, Conn.

2020 Matthew Doyle - Madison, Conn.

2019 Alex Gu - Darien, Conn.

2018 Christopher Fosdick, Middlefield, Conn.

2017 Austin Rupp- Suffield, Conn.

2016 Finn Boynton- Milford, Conn.

2015 Jason Liu– Windsor, Conn.

2014 Jason Liu– Windsor, Conn.

2013 Jacob Henny – Norwalk, Conn.

2012 Billy Walthouse – Longmeadow, Mass.

2011 Monte Mullen – Farmington, Conn.

2010 Andy Mai – Suffield, Conn.

2009 Alex DiClemente – Burlington, Conn

2008 Branden Chicorka

2007 David Zhang, S. Glastonbury, Conn.

2006 Maki Kobayashi – Newington, Conn.

2005 Maki Kobayashi- Newington, Conn.

2004 Maki Kobayashi- Newington, Conn.

2003 RJ Zielinski – Tolland, Conn.

2002 Ryan Dandeneau – Thompson, Conn.

2001 Hisaaki Kobayashi – Newington, Conn.

2000 Kyle Roberts – S. Glastonbury, Conn.

1999 Zach Mowbray - S. Glastonbury, Conn.

1998 Ben Day – Cheshire, Conn.

1997 Ben Day – Cheshire, Conn.

1984 Kevin Gai – Newington, Conn.

1983 Glenn Johanson – Unionville, Conn.

1982 Wally Les – Ludlow, Mass.

1981 Rob Gai – Newington, Conn.

1980 Jeff Hedden – Waterford, Conn.

1979 Keith Nachilly – Farmington, Conn.

1978 Ron Mac – Westfield, Mass.

1977 Ron Mac – Westfield, Mass.

1976 Jeff Duncan – Bristol, Conn.

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

PRO-ASSISTANT PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

1994 Allen Menne & Robert Meheran

1993 Frank Selva & Paul Miller

1992 John Paesani & Darrin Tucker

1991 Dave Giacondino & Mike Martin

1990 Allen Menne & Mike Shea

1989 Mike Carney & Greg Miller

1988 Larry Demers & Josh Smith

1987 NO RECORDS

1986 NO RECORDS

1985 NO RECORDS

2019 Brian Hussey & Matthew Rosengrant

2018 David Corrado & Kevin Telford

2017 Jantzen Vargas & James Jones

2016 Andrew Campbell & Adam Rainaud

2015 Tom Gleeton & David McGregor

2014 Ron Dellostritto & Josh Detmer

2013 Bill Whaley & Larry Antinozzi

2012 Tim Quirk & Steve Alminas

2011 William Wallace & Billy Street

2010 Bill Whaley & Larry Antinozzi

2009 Tim Gavronski & Andrew Gruss

2008 Howie Friday & Bob Kay

2007 Jim Nittoli & Steve Alminas

2006 Jeff DelRosso & Tom DelRosso

2005 Andrew Campbell & Kevin Cloud

2004 Jim Alexander & Steve Sokol

2003 Ron Dellostritto & Scott Targowski

2002 Mike Grigely & Joe Finnie

2001 Jeff DelRosso & Tom DelRosso

2000 Dave Dell & Ed Slattery

1999 Ted Perez & Frank Leja

1998 Dave Dell & Ed Slattery

1997 Zane Chappy & Kevin Giancola

1996 Fred Kolakowski & Mark Thomas

1995 Gary Reynolds & Glenn Johanson

1984 NO RECORDS 1983 NO RECORDS

1982 NO RECORDS 1981 NO RECORDS

1980 NO RECORDS 1979 NO RECORDS

1978 NO RECORDS 1977 NO RECORDS

1976 NO RECORDS 1975 NO RECORDS

1974 NO RECORDS

1973 NO RECORDS

1972 NO RECORDS

1971 NO RECORDS

1970 NO RECORDS

1969 NO RECORDS

1968 Bud Cordone & Tom Dokas

1967 John McGoldrick & F. Yakush

1966 Bob Bodington & Mike Dore

1965 Al Labutis & Tony Federici

1964 Bob Bodington & John Murphy

1963 Bob Bodington & Jim Lieper

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS SPRING STROKE PLAY

2019 Chris Tallman

2018 Corey Harris 2017 Billy Downes 2016 Adam Rainaud 2015 Kyle Bilodeau 2014 Adam Rainaud

2013 Kyle Bilodeau

2012 Ian Marshall 2011 Fran Marrello 2010 Tom Gleeton .

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Kevin Giancola

Greg Yeomans

Bob Mucha

Ed Fernandes

Bob Mucha

Fran Marrello

Bob Mucha

Tom Raczkowski

Bob Mucha

Craig Kealey

Fran Marrello

Stan McLennan

1961 NO RECORD 1960 NO RECORD

1959 NO RECORD 1958 NO RECORD 1957 NO RECORD 1956 NO RECORD 1955 NO RECORD 1954 NO RECORD 1953 NO RECORD 1952 John Sutter

2022 Adam D’Amario

2021 Mike Strong 2020 Brian Quilter

2019 James Giampaolo

2018 Michael Jezierski

2017 Brian Quilter 2016 Adam Rainaud

2015 Adam Rainaud 2014 Adam Rainaud 2013 Adam Rainaud

2012 Kyle Bilodeau

2011 Adam Rainaud

2010 Adam Rainaud

2009 Jason Clark

2008 Joe Mongillo

2007 Rick Leal

2006 Rick Leal

2005 Ian Marshall

2004 Jim St. Pierre

2003 Chris Clark

2002 Ian Marshall

2001 Mike Martin

2000 Kyle Hedstrom

1999 Colin Amaral

1998 Garrett Post .

1985 Fran Marrello 1984 Robert Atwood 1983 Bruce Martins 1982 Rob Duncan 1981 Bruce Martins 1980 Mike Caporale 1979 Kurt Wajda 1978 John Sutter

1977 Mike Caporale

1976 Jim Rusher 1975 Doug Dalziel

1974 NO RECORD 1973 Jim Rusher 1972 Jeff Coldenberg 1971 Chuck Lasher 1970 Ken Doyle 1969 Ken Doyle 1968 Chuck Lasher

1967 Jim Veno

1966 Al Fuchs

1965 Al Fuchs

1964 Ernie Burgess

1963 Bill Salvatore

1962 NO RECORD

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

DEL KINNEY PRO-PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

2005 Mike Carney & Greg Mil-

Dave Dell & Mike Zaranek

Dave Giacondino & Lloyd Matey

Dave Giacondino & Lloyd Matey

Jon Cote & Ray Gorton Bob Nelson & Howie

Don Parson & Mark Parson

Tony Kelley & Mike Gri-

1997 Tony Kelley & Mike Gri- gely

1983 Doug Dalziel & Al Fuchs

1982 Doug Dalziel & Al Fuchs

1981-80 No Records

1979 Ray Howell & Doug Dalziel

1978 Ray Howell & Doug Dalziel

1977 Ray Howell & Doug Dalziel

1976 John McGoldrick & Art Decko

1975 Dennis Coscina & Frank Sarro

1974 ?? Gregory & Ed Kowalski

1973 No Records

2022 Steve Madison & Billy Street

2021 Chris Tallman & Josh Detmer

2020 Jeff Beale & Eric Flood

2019 Chris Tallman & Josh Detmer

2018 William Steert & William Wallis

2017 Mike Zaranek & Mark Leja

2016 Adam Rainaud & Steve Madison

2015 Fran Marrello & David McGregor

2014 Billy Downes & John Riordan

2013 Mike Martin & Ryan Leahey

2012 Mike Zaranek & Jason Goodhind

2011 Kyle Hedstrom & Kevin Giancola

2010 Ian Marshall & Fran Hoxie

2009 Mike Grigely & Mike Devlin

2008 Ron Dellostritto & Brian Keiser

2007 Don Gliha & John Lucas

2006 Tony Kelley & Rick Leal

1996 Mike Bailey & Tom Hantke

1995 Mike Carney & Greg Miller

1995Bob Mucha

1994 Tim Gavronski & Rob Barbeau

1993 John Nowobilski & Fran Marrello

1992 Dan DiRico & David DiRico

1991 John Paesani & Jay Jordan

1990 Steve Cotela & Dave Giacondino

1989 Steve Cotela & Dave Giacondino

1988 Chet Dunlop & Lloyd Matey

1987 Rich LeConche & Tom Longhi

1986 Charlie Moore & Tex Kane

1985 Paul Ryiz & Bruce Martins

1984 John Nowobilski & Mike Bailey

1972 Tony Amaral & Chuck Lasher

1971 Ray Howell & Chuck Lasher

1970 Frank Guerrara & Tom Wojack

1969 Al Fuchs & John McGoldrick

1968 Stan Staszowski & Frank Staszowski

1967 Ed Rubis & Frank Segaline

1966 Al Fuchs & Ed Kowalski

1965 George Cefaratti & Mickey Gresh

1964 Bob Bodington & Roger Horton

1963 Ed Kuna & Ed Burke

1962 Larry McCue & Frank Staszowski

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

CONNECTICUT SENIOR OPEN

2022 Alan Sorensen

2021 Charlie Blanchard 2020 Jim Becker 2019 Robin Byrd

2018 Bobby Gage 2017 John Elliot 2016 Eric Egloff

2015 Jim Becker 2014 Jerry Courville

2013 Kevin Foster (a) 2012 Jim Becker 2011 Lloyd Fisher 2010 David Szewczul (a)

2009 Jerry Courville

2008 John Gentile

2007 Ralph Salito

2006 Mike Grigely

2005 Craig Kealey

2004 Kevin Foster (a)

2003 John Gentile

2002 Tom Joyce .

2001 Jack McConachie 2000 Tom Joyce 1999 Mal Galletta 1998 Tom Lupinacci 1997 Tom Gorman (a) 1996 Frank Eaton 1995 Frank Eaton 1994 Doug Dalziel 1993 Charlie Moore 1992 Dave Pernell 1991 Charlie Moore 1990 Charlie Moore 1989 Harold LaChioma 1988 Don Hoenig 1987 Don Hoenig

1986 Frank Guerrera 1985 Don Hoenig 1984 Duane Haley .

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

CONNECTICUT SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

1997 Charlie Moore 1996 Tom Lavinio 1995 Ralph DeNicolo 1994 Chuck Lasher 1993 Chuck Lasher 1992 Lindsey Hansen 1991 Charlie Moore 1990 Lindsey Hansen 1989 Don Hoenig 1988 Don Hoenig 1987 Don Hoenig

1986 Don Hoenig 1985 Don Hoenig

1961 Jerry Gianferante 1960 Henry Bontempo 1959 Harry Nettelbladt 1958 Harry Nettelbladt 1957 Eddie Burke 1956 Harry Nettelbladt 1955 Harry Nettelbladt 1954 Frank Kringle 1953 Lou Galby 1952 Lou Galby

2022 Fran Marrello

2021 Jason Gobleck

2020 Billy Downes

2019 Fran Marrello

2018 Mike Martin

2017 Fran Marrello

2016 Paul Barnsley 2015 Fran Marrello

2014 Tony Kelley

2013 Jack McConachie Jr. 2012 Fran Marrello

2011 Fran Marrello

2010 Fran Marrello

2009 Jack McConachie Jr.

2008 Mike Gramelis

2007 Fran Marrello

2006 Mike Carney

2005 Ralph Salito

2004 Ralph Salito

2003 Mike Carney

2002 Jack McConachie Jr.

2001 Jack McConachie Jr.

2000 Don Parson

1999 Zane Chappy 1998 Dennis Coscina

1984 Ed Rubis 1983 Ed Rubis 1982 Bob Kay 1981 Al Fuchs 1980 Bob Kay 1979 Bob Bodington 1978 Stan Staszowski

1977 Frank Sarro 1976 Ed Kowalski 1975 Bob Kay 1974 Ed Kowalski 1973 Chet Wojack 1972 Bob Kay 1971 Frank Staszkowski 1970 Stan Staszowski 1969 Stan Staszowski 1968 Stan Staszowski

1967 Henry Bontempo 1966 Joe Sullivan 1965 Al Labutis 1964 Joe Curtin 1963 Eddie Burke 1962 Leo Mallory .

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MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

HARTFORD WOMEN’S OPEN

2022 Angela Garvin (a)

2021 Mia Grzywinski (a)

2020 Angela Garvin (a)

2019 Aimee Caligiore

2018 Kelly Whaley

2017 Brooke Baker

2016 Dani Mullin

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Francis Selva - 2006 Race Brook Country Club

MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

PUBLIC MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR

In 1978, the PGA of America and Sports Illustrated established the PGA Merchandisers of the Year Award to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as businesspersons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf. Today, the PGA of America honors PGA Professionals in three categories: private, public and resort facilities. Candidates are nominated by their respective PGA Section offices. Award consIn 1978, the PGA of America and Sports Illustrated established the PGA Merchandisers of

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