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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 PAGE 3


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TABLE OF CONTENT 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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SECTION ORIGIN

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.

The Connecticut Section of the PGA of America was the 23 rd 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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GUESTS

Willie Whalen (Willow Brook)

Joe Stein (golf salesman)

Ernie Doering (Middletown)

William J. Lee (golf writer)

Charley Nicoll (Sunset Ridge)

C.S. Henderson (golf writer)

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) 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.

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

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HISTORY OF THE SECTION 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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THE EARLY YEARS 1933-1957

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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

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

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. 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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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.

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-

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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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.

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.

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PAST PRESIDENTS There have been 35 golf professionals that have been elected to serve in the office of President of the Connecticut Section PGA. Presently, there are 14 Past Presidents that remain PGA members and affiliated with the Connecticut Section. Jim Bedus

Gerald Cordore

28th President, 2003-04 PGA Life Member

15th President, 1969-1970

Tim Gavronski 27th President, 2001-02 Shuttle Meadow Country Club

Howie Friday, Current President

John Steffen

Bob Bodington 14th President, 1967-1968

Wendell Ross

Mickey Hawkes

13th President, 1962-1963

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

Harry Nettelbladt

Tony Rowe

12th President, 1958-1961

25th President, 1997-98 Ellington Ridge Country Club

Joseph Donato 11th President, 1952-1957

Frank Selva

Louis Galby

24th President, 1995-96 PGA Life Member

10th President, 1949-1951

Gary Reynolds

Tom Donahue

36th President, 2019 Twin Hills Country Club

23rd President, 1993-94 PGA Life Member

9th President, 1948

Ian Marshall

John Boucher

35th President, 2017-18 Watertown Golf Club

22nd President, 1990-1991

Bill Flood

Terry Crawford

Willie Hunter 8th President, 1947

George Siebert 7th President, 1946

21st President,1987-88 PGA Life Member

Willie Whalen

Don Gliha

6th President, 1944-1945

33rd President, 2013-14 Lake Waramaug Country Club

20th President, 1985-86 Connecticut Golf Academy

Jack Williams

John Korolyshun

Walter Lowell

32nd President, 2011-2012 PGA Life Member

18th President, 1977-80

34th President, 2015-16 Ridgefield Country Club

Mike O'Grady

Charlie Moore

Ralph Salito

17th President, 1976

31st President, 2009-10 The Club at River Oak

Denis Collins

Ron Dellostritto

16th President, 1975

30th President, 2007-08 Wethersfield Country Club

Walter Lowell

Tom Gleeton

PGA Life Member President, 1971-74

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

29th President, 2005-06 Country Club of Waterbury

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HALL OF FAME

The PGA Connecticut Section Hall of Fame was stablished in 2008. hll of Must be a PGA Member for 20 years; Section-affiliated for 10 years; and at least 50 years of age 2020 & 2021 No inductees 2019 Mike Bailey Lindsey Hansen Chuck Lasher 2018 Mike Carney Joseph Curtin Ralph Salito 2017 Ken Doyle George Hunter John Paesani Ed Rubis 2016 Bob Boddington Stan Pisk Ted Pisk Tony Rowe Paul Ryiz

2015 Jim Orsi Tim Gavronski Tony Kelley 2014 Bill Fox Tom Gleeton Jack McConachie 2013 Ron Beck Fran Marrello Vic Svenberg

2012 Jimmy Nichols John Nowobilski 2011 Henry Bontempo Walter "Wally" Chicon Donald F. Gliha Joel Smith

2011 Henry Bontempo Walter "Wally" Chicon Donald F. Gliha Joel Smith 2010 Edward "Eddie" Burke Doug Dalziel Frank Kringle John McGoldrick 2009 Don Hoenig Harry Nettelbladt Captain C.H. Perkins 2008 Dennis Coscina Ralph DeNicolo Bob Kay Walter Lowell Gary Reynolds Frank Selva Stan Staszowski Dick Stranahan

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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

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Andrew Campbell Ian Marshall Jim Hanlon Gary Sassu Bill Flood Ron Dellostritto Mike Carney David DiRico Bob Geambazi Stan McLennan Donald F. Glijha Peter Pulaski Fred Kolakowski Jack McConachie John Murphy Bill Whaley Jim Bedus Bucky O’Brien Richard Crowe Lindsey Hansen Tom Gleeton

2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981

Harry Mattson Mickey Hawkes Tim Gavronski Ron Beck Mike Bailey Ken Doyle Ralph DeNicolo Don Malen Tony Rowe Charlie Moore Walter Bogues Gary Reynolds Terry Crawford Dick Thivia John Nowobilski Bill Fox John Boucher Frank Selva Jim Rusher Art Decko

1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955

Frank Sarro Walter Cichon Walter Lowell Dick Stranahan Jimmy Nichols Al Fuchs William Hunter John McGoldrick Victor Svenberg Allan Mackintosh Bub Cordore Jim Orsi Bob Bodington Alex Hackney Frank Kringle Bob Kay Lou Galby Harry Nettelbladt Wendell Ross Wendell Ross Stan Staszowski Del Kinney Joe Donato Joe Donato Joe Donato Joe Donato

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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

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 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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SECTION AWARDS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD 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

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Joe Grochmal 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 Mike Svab

2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Jim Bedua Jim Bedus Jim Bedus Zane Chappy Rob Barbeau Rob Barbeau Tim Gavronski Tony Rowe Ron Beck Robert Sheaffer Walter Bogues John Murphy Frank Selva Terry Crawford John Nowobilski Ted Pisk James Nichols Jim Nichols James Nichols

1982 John Nowbilski 1981 Walter Lowell 1977 Bob Bodington 1974 Bob Bodington 1973 Walter Lowell 1972 Ted Pisk

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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

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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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

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Tom Halsted No Recipient Doug Elliott John Nowobilski Stan McLennan T. Gleeton/I. Marshall Andrew Campbell Kyle Hedstrom Frank Selva Jeremy Vitkauskas Brian Higgins John Paesani Peter Pulaski Jim Bedus Bill Mackedon Rob Barbeau Tim Gavronski George Connor John Nowobilski 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.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS

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 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986

Chet Dunlop Jim Nittoli George Connor Rob Barbeau Don Gliha John Nowobilski Ron Beck Tim Gavronski Dan Colvin Ken Doyle David McQuade Daril Pacinella Michael Bailey Floyd Gensler Don Gliha Wally Cichon Walter Lowell

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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

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Evan Lambert Brian Phelps John Dipollina EJ Altobello Jennifer Barnsley Kyle Hedstrom Marc Bayram George DeVita Bob Sparks Jeff Beyer Jon Janik John Steffen Tim Gavronski Bobby Powell Chuck Lasher Frank Selva Ted Perez Gary Sassu Craig Kealey Dan Malarney

2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988

Jameson Lloyd Ken Gemmell Frank Selva Jim Tennant Paul Miller Jeff Swanson Richard Crowe Dan Malarney Kris Smith Jon Wilson David McQuade Mickey Cotela Dave Paterson Tony Roberto

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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 Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment at the Section and National levels and inspiration of fellow PGA Professionals in the area of player development.

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD THROUGH THE YEARS

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Peter Egazarian Jon Wilson Josh Detmer Paul Banks Vic Svenberg Joe Starzec Rich Varatto Kevin Cloud

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SECTION AWARDS 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, participation in Assistants’ Association activities, and the demonstration of excellence in his/her performance while employed.

ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

John Sonski Jeff Beale Richard Bray Evan Lambert Josh Detmer Justin Foster John Dipollina Aaron Chaffin Steve Madison Jodi Lauzier Shaun Maher Brian Keiser Jeff Sobieraj Andrew Gruss Ian Marshall Chris Gay Rich Varrato John Steffen Sean Crowley Kyle Hedstrom 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 PAGE 23


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SECTION AWARDS PRIVATE MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR Recognizes PGA golf professionals for excellence in golf shop operations and the demonstration of superior skills as merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

PRIVATE MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Kevin Telford Steve Madison Justin Foster Larry Antinozzi William Wallis Sean Busca Donny Kirkpatrick Tim Quirk John Steffen Jason Waters Ryan Hall Howie Friday Jim Stickels Jack Hunter Bill Flood Jr. Andrew Campbell Stan McLennan Mike Svab Glenn Carlson David DiRico

2021 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988

Mark Bialobrzeski Tim Gavronski Jim Nittoli David DiRico Bill Shaw Mickey Hawkes Gary Reynolds Gary Sassu Steve Munch Bob Geambazi Don Malen Tony Rowe Charlie Moore Don Malen

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SECTION AWARDS PUBLIC MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR Recognizes PGA golf professionals for excellence in golf shop operations and the demonstration of superior skills as merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

PUBLIC MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS

2021 Jason Loomis 2020 William Street 2019 David DiRico 2018 Jantzen Vargas 2017 Bill Roseblum 2016 Bobby Brown 2015 Brian Gehan 2014 Jeff DelRosso 2013 Dean Faucher 2012 Marc Bayram 2011 Kyle Hedstrom 2010 Robbie Leming 2009 Jim Alexander 2008 Jeff Beyer 2007 Hope Kelley 2006 Mike Zaranek 2005 Kyle Hedstrom 2004 John Lucas 2003 Peter Chapman 2002 Sammy Samson

2021 Ralph Salito 2000 Matt Menchetti 1999 Bill Mackedon 1998 John Nowobilski 1997 Lou Pandolfi 1996 Jim Casagrande 1995 Dick Bierkan 1994 Richard Crowe 1993 Ron Beck 1992 Ronald Beck 1991 Bob Rogers 1990 Tony Roberto 1989 Walter Bogues

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PGA CONNECTICUT

SECTION AWARDS SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR This award recognizes the Sales Representative whose significant contributions have helped shape the way in which golf products and services are merchandised through Section PGA golf shops.

PUBLIC MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR THROUGH THE YEARS

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Derek Travers Bill Hermanson Jeff Dibona Jim Mayo John Fagan Jeff DiBona Rob Lamy Barry Dennis Gar Fellman Gary Rencurrel Mike Perreault Bill Higgins Mike Kelly Kathy Lynch Josh Rifkin Jack Miller Jim Mayo John Aylsworth Michael Perreault Ernie Pizzetti

2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994

Jim Mayo Bill Hermanson Brian Murphy Brian Murphy Larry Bellorado Jack Harris Jock McLean Stuart A. Miller

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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

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 1982Paul 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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PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION

MAJOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS

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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

CONNECTICUT PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 1998 Mike Martin

1962 Roger Horton

1997 John Paesani

1961 Ed Rubis

1996 Tony Kelley

1960 Bob Kay

1995 Allan Menne

1959 Bob Kay

1994 Dennis Coscina

1958 Al Labutis

1993 John Paesani

1957 Bob Bodington

1992 Stan McLennan

1956 Bob Kay

1991 John Paesani

1955 Vic Panciera

1990 Kris Smith

1954 Harry Nettelbladt

1989 Tony Kelley

1953 Bob Kay

1988 Tony Kelley

1952 Frank Kringle

1987 Doug Dalziel

1951 George Buck

1986 Doug Dalziel 2021 Brian Keiser

1950 Eddie Burke

1985 Dennis Coscina

2020 Brian Keiser

1949 Del Kinney

1984 Donald Hoenig

2019 Chris Tallman

1948 Eddie Burke

1983 Dennis Coscina

2018 Adam Rainaud

1947 Harry Nettelbladt

1982 Jack McConachie

2017 Kyle Bilodeau

1946 Eddie Burke

1981 Doug Dalziel

2016 Adam Rainaud

1945 Eddie Burke

1980 Dennis Coscina

2015 Kevin Giancola

1944 NO TOURNAMENT

1979 Dennis Coscina

2014 Adam Rainaud

1943 NO TOURNAMENT

1978 Dennis Coscina

2013 Kyle Bilodeau

1942 NO TOURNAMENT

1977 Bob Kay

2012 Tony Kelley

1941 Robert Hunsick

1976 Dennis Coscina

2011 Kevin Giancola

1940 Eddie Burke

1975 Dennis Coscina

2010 Kevin Giancola

1939 Ralph Greenwood

1974 Ed Rubis

2009 Fran Marrello

1938 Robert Hunsick

1973 Al Fuchs

2008 Kevin Giancola

1937 Waldo Martin

1972 Ed Rubis

2007 Ian Marshall

1936 Joe Turnesa

1971 Dick Stranahan

2006 Jim St.Pierre

1935 Joe Turnesa

1970

2005 Mike Carney

1934 George Hunter

1969 Don Headings

2004 Tom Gleeton

1933 Gene Kunes

1968 Stan Staszowski

2003 Kevin Giancola

1932 Jack Perkins

1967 Dick Stranahan

2002 Suzy Whaley

1931 Gene Kunes

1966 John McGoldrick

2001 Fran Marrello

1930 George Siebert

1965

2000

Tony Kelley

1929 Maurice Kearney

1964 Ed Rubis

1999

Bill Mackedon

1963 Bob Kay

Ray Howell

Ed Rubis

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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

CONNECTICUT PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2021

Bob Mucha

1997 John Paesani

2020

Chris Tallman

1996 No Records

2019

Kyle Bilodeau

1995 Allan Menne

2018 Chris Tallman

1994 John Paesani

2017 William Street

1993 John Paesani

2016 Adam Rainaud

1992 Allan Menne

2015 Adam Rainaud

1991 John Paesani

2014 Adam Rainaud

1990 Gary Sassu

2013 Billy Downes

1989 John Paesani

2012 Paul Barnsley

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

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

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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

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. 2021 Tiffany Chan—Kent, Conn.

1985 Jen Parmelee – Middlefield, Conn.

2020 Josephine Genereux—Greenwich, Conn.

1984 Nicole Damarjian – Colchester, Conn.

2019 Emily Cohen - Darien, Conn.

1983 Susan Dutilly – Norwich, Conn.

2018 Sarah Houle- Sandy Hook, Conn.

1982 Caroline Keggi – Middlebury, Conn.

2017 Angela Garvin – Feeding Hills, Mass.

1981 Caroline Keggi – Middlebury, Conn.

2016 Angela Garvin – Feeding Hills, Mass.

1980 Cara Andreoli – Wethersfield, Conn.

2015 Angela Garvin – Feeding Hills, Mass.

1979 Cara Andreoli – Wethersfield, Conn.

2014 Angela Garvin – Feeding Hills, Mass.

1978 Cara Andreoli – Wethersfield, Conn.

2013 Marissa Grillo – Avon, Conn.

1977 Cara Andreoli – Wethersfield, Conn.

2012 Kelly Whaley – Farmington, Conn.

1976 Pamela Ross – Fairfield, Conn.

2011 Kelly Whaley – Farmington, Conn.

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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.

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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

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. 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.

1985 Joe Cordani – Weatogue, 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.

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. . PAGE 32


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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

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 1984 NO RECORDS 2019 Brian Hussey & Matthew Rosengrant

1983 NO RECORDS

2018 David Corrado & Kevin Telford

1982 NO RECORDS

2017 Jantzen Vargas & James Jones

1981 NO RECORDS

2016 Andrew Campbell & Adam Rainaud

1980 NO RECORDS

2015 Tom Gleeton & David McGregor

1979 NO RECORDS

2014 Ron Dellostritto & Josh Detmer

1978 NO RECORDS

2013 Bill Whaley & Larry Antinozzi

1977 NO RECORDS

2012 Tim Quirk & Steve Alminas

1976 NO RECORDS

2011 William Wallace & Billy Street

1975 NO RECORDS

2010 Bill Whaley & Larry Antinozzi

1974 NO RECORDS

2009 Tim Gavronski & Andrew Gruss

1973 NO RECORDS

2008 Howie Friday & Bob Kay

1972 NO RECORDS

2007 Jim Nittoli & Steve Alminas

1971 NO RECORDS

2006 Jeff DelRosso & Tom DelRosso

1970 NO RECORDS

2005 Andrew Campbell & Kevin Cloud

1969 NO RECORDS

2004 Jim Alexander & Steve Sokol

1968 Bud Cordone & Tom Dokas

2003 Ron Dellostritto & Scott Targowski

1967 John McGoldrick & F. Yakush

2002 Mike Grigely & Joe Finnie

1966 Bob Bodington & Mike Dore

2001 Jeff DelRosso & Tom DelRosso

1965 Al Labutis & Tony Federici

2000 Dave Dell & Ed Slattery

1964 Bob Bodington & John Murphy

1999 Ted Perez & Frank Leja

1963 Bob Bodington & Jim Lieper

1998 Dave Dell & Ed Slattery

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1997 Zane Chappy & Kevin Giancola 1996 Fred Kolakowski & Mark Thomas 1995 Gary Reynolds & Glenn Johanson . PAGE 33


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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

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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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1997 Kevin Giancola

1961

NO RECORD

1996 Greg Yeomans

1960

NO RECORD

1995 Bob Mucha

1959

NO RECORD

1994 Ed Fernandes

1958

NO RECORD

1993 Bob Mucha

1957

NO RECORD

1992 Fran Marrello

1956

NO RECORD

1991 Bob Mucha

1955

NO RECORD

1990 Tom Raczkowski

1954

NO RECORD

1989 Bob Mucha

1953

NO RECORD

1988 Craig Kealey

1952 John Sutter

1987 Fran Marrello

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1986 Stan McLennan 2021 Mike Strong

1985 Fran Marrello

2020 Brian Quilter

1984 Robert Atwood

2019 James Giampaolo

1983 Bruce Martins

2018 Michael Jezierski

1982 Rob Duncan

2017 Brian Quilter

1981 Bruce Martins

2016 Adam Rainaud

1980 Mike Caporale

2015 Adam Rainaud

1979 Kurt Wajda

2014 Adam Rainaud

1978 John Sutter

2013 Adam Rainaud

1977 Mike Caporale

2012 Kyle Bilodeau

1976 Jim Rusher

2011 Adam Rainaud

1975 Doug Dalziel

2010 Adam Rainaud

1974

2009 Jason Clark

1973 Jim Rusher

2008 Joe Mongillo

1972 Jeff Coldenberg

2007 Rick Leal

1971 Chuck Lasher

2006 Rick Leal

1970 Ken Doyle

2005 Ian Marshall

1969 Ken Doyle

2004 Jim St. Pierre

1968 Chuck Lasher

2003 Chris Clark

1967 Jim Veno

2002 Ian Marshall

1966 Al Fuchs

2001 Mike Martin

1965 Al Fuchs

2000 Kyle Hedstrom

1964 Ernie Burgess

1999 Colin Amaral

1963 Bill Salvatore

1998 Garrett Post

1962

.

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NO RECORD

NO RECORD

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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

DEL KINNEY PRO-PRO CHAMPIONSHIP 2005 Mike Carney & Greg Miller

1983 Doug Dalziel & Al Fuchs

2004 Dave Dell & Mike Zaranek

1982 Doug Dalziel & Al Fuchs

2003 Dave Giacondino & Lloyd Matey

1981-80 No Records

2002 Dave Giacondino & Lloyd Matey 2001 Jon Cote & Ray Gorton

2000 Bob Nelson & Howie Friday 1999 Don Parson & Mark Parson 1998 Tony Kelley & Mike Grigely

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

2021 Chris Tallman & Josh Detmer

1997 Tony Kelley & Mike Grigely

1974 alski

?? Gregory & Ed Kow-

2020 Jeff Beale & Eric Flood

1996 Mike Bailey & Tom Hantke

1973

No Records

1995 Mike Carney & Greg Miller

1972 Tony Amaral & Chuck Lasher

1995Bob Mucha

1971 Ray Howell & Chuck Lasher

2019 Chris Tallman & Josh Detmer 2018 William Steert & William Wallis 2017 Mike Zaranek & Mark Leja

1994 Tim Gavronski & Rob Barbeau

2016 Adam Rainaud & Steve Madison

1993 John Nowobilski & Fran Marrello

1970 Frank Guerrara & Tom Wojack

2015 Fran Marrello & David McGregor

1992 Dan DiRico & David DiRico

2014 Billy Downes & John Riordan

1991 John Paesani & Jay Jordan

1969 Al Fuchs & John McGoldrick

2013 Mike Martin & Ryan Leahey

1990 Steve Cotela & Dave Giacondino

2012 Mike Zaranek & Jason Goodhind

1989 Steve Cotela & Dave Giacondino

1967 Ed Rubis & Frank Segaline

2011 Kyle Hedstrom & Kevin Giancola

1988 Chet Dunlop & Lloyd Matey

1966

2010 Ian Marshall & Fran Hoxie

1987 Rich LeConche & Tom Longhi

2009 Mike Grigely & Mike Devlin

1965 George Cefaratti & Mickey Gresh

1986 Charlie Moore & Tex Kane

2008 Ron Dellostritto & Brian Keiser

1985 Paul Ryiz & Bruce Martins

2007 Don Gliha & John Lucas

1984 John Nowobilski & Mike Bailey

2006 Tony Kelley & Rick Leal

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1968 Stan Staszowski & Frank Staszowski

Al Fuchs & Ed Kowalski

1964 Bob Bodington & Roger Horton 1963

Ed Kuna & Ed Burke

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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

CONNECTICUT SENIOR OPEN

2021 Charlie Blanchard

2001 Jack McConachie

2020 Jim Becker

2000 Tom Joyce

2019 Robin Byrd

1999 Mal Galletta

2018 Bobby Gage

1998 Tom Lupinacci

2017 John Elliot

1997 Tom Gorman (a)

2016 Eric Egloff

1996 Frank Eaton

2015 Jim Becker

1995 Frank Eaton

2014 Jerry Courville

1994 Doug Dalziel

2013 Kevin Foster (a)

1993 Charlie Moore

2012 Jim Becker

1992 Dave Pernell

2011 Lloyd Fisher

1991 Charlie Moore

2010 David Szewczul (a)

1990 Charlie Moore

2009 Jerry Courville

1989 Harold LaChioma

2008 John Gentile

1988 Don Hoenig

2007 Ralph Salito

1987 Don Hoenig

2006 Mike Grigely

1986 Frank Guerrera

2005 Craig Kealey

1985 Don Hoenig

2004 Kevin Foster (a)

1984 Duane Haley

2003 John Gentile

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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

CONNECTICUT SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 1997 Charlie Moore

1961 Jerry Gianferante

1996

1960 Henry Bontempo

Tom Lavinio

1995 Ralph DeNicolo

1959 Harry Nettelbladt

1994 Chuck Lasher

1958 Harry Nettelbladt

1993 Chuck Lasher

1957 Eddie Burke

1992 Lindsey Hansen

1956 Harry Nettelbladt

1991 Charlie Moore

1955 Harry Nettelbladt

1990 Lindsey Hansen

1954 Frank Kringle

1989 Don Hoenig

1953 Lou Galby

1988 Don Hoenig

1952 Lou Galby

1987 Don Hoenig

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1986 Don Hoenig 2021 Jason Gobleck

1985 Don Hoenig

2020 Billy Downes

1984 Ed Rubis

2019 Fran Marrello

1983 Ed Rubis

2018 Mike Martin

1982 Bob Kay

2017 Fran Marrello

1981 Al Fuchs

2016 Paul Barnsley

1980 Bob Kay

2015 Fran Marrello

1979 Bob Bodington

2014 Tony Kelley

1978 Stan Staszowski

2013 Jack McConachie Jr.

1977 Frank Sarro

2012 Fran Marrello

1976 Ed Kowalski

2011 Fran Marrello

1975 Bob Kay

2010 Fran Marrello

1974 Ed Kowalski

2009 Jack McConachie Jr.

1973 Chet Wojack

2008 Mike Gramelis

1972 Bob Kay

2007 Fran Marrello

1971 Frank Staszkowski

2006 Mike Carney

1970 Stan Staszowski

2005 Ralph Salito

1969 Stan Staszowski

2004 Ralph Salito

1968 Stan Staszowski

2003 Mike Carney

1967 Henry Bontempo

2002 Jack McConachie Jr.

1966 Joe Sullivan

2001 Jack McConachie Jr.

1965 Al Labutis

2000 Don Parson

1964 Joe Curtin

1999 Zane Chappy

1963 Eddie Burke

1998 Dennis Coscina

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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

HARTFORD WOMEN’S OPEN

2021 Mia Grzywinski 2020 Angela Garvin (a) 2019 Aimee Caligiore 2018 Kelly Whaley 2017 Brooke Baker 2016 Dani Mullin

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PGA CONNECTICUT SECTION

NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Walter Lowell - 1978

Canton Public GC

The PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award is determined annually by the PGA of America to honor the working PGA Professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional. Originally suggested by Richard S. Tufts, of Pinehurst, North Carolina, former president of the United States Golf Association, the award embraces a wide range of services executed by the PGA Professional. The highest annual honor bestowed upon a PGA Professional, the award is based on the candidate’s entire record, with special emphasis placed on performance and achievement over the past five years in the following criteria: overall performance as a PGA Professional at his/her facility; service to the PGA Section and the Association; leadership ability; image and ability to inspire fellow PGA Professionals; and promotion of golf.

BILL STRASBAUGH AWARD Established in 1979, the Bill Strausbaugh Award is presented to a PGA Professional who by their day-today efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community. The award reflects the characteristics and qualities of Strausbaugh, a Middle Atlantic PGA Master Professional who died in 1999. Award candidates should demonstrate a record of service to their Section or Association; leadership ability; involvement in civic activities and local charitable causes within their community; and be recognized as someone of outstanding character. Gary Reunolds - 2001

Hartford Golf Club

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD Begun in 1988 as the PGA Junior Golf Leader Award, today’s PGA Youth Player Development Award was renamed in 2014 for the PGA Professional who has made extraordinary and exemplary contributions to youth player development. Work by this PGA Professional includes Involvement in the promotion and development of junior golf at the facility level and support for national junior golf programs.

Francis Selva - 2006 Race Brook Country Club

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M AJ O R T O U R N A M E N T W I N N E R S

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 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: Ron Beck - 1994 private, public and resort facilities. Candidates are nominated by their Crumpin Fox GC respective PGA Section offices. Award consideration is based on the following guidelines: • A PGA member in good standing • Overall credit rating • Credit rating within the industry • Community involvement The candidate shall have demonstrated skill in planning and promotion of sales by presenting products to his/her market on a timely basis, and through the use of specialized merchandising techniques that include display and advertising. ideration is based on the following guidelines: • A PGA member in good standing • Overall credit rating • Credit rating within the industry • Community involvement The candidate shall have demonstrated skill in planning and promotion of sales by presenting products to his/her market on a timely basis, and through the use of specialized merchandising techniques that include display and advertising.

CONRAD REIHLING AWARD The Conrad Rehling Award, first presented in 2005, honors the late PGA Master Professional who followed a successful collegiate coaching career at Florida and Alabama by transforming his retirement into inspiring PGA Professionals to give back to those with intellectual and physical disabilities. The founding father of the Special Olympics Golf movement in 1988, Rehling spearheaded The PGA of America’s efforts to introduce golf to Special Olympics. The Association and its more than 28,000 men and women professionals have dedicated countless hours, services and funding to the growth of Special Olympics Golf. Francis Selva - 2006 Race Brook Country Club

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