Six Share First Round Connecticut PGA Championship Lead
Connecticut PGA Championship at Keney Park G.C.
By Sam Dostaler, Connecticut Section Publicist
HARTFORD, Conn. (August 23, 2016) – The stage is set for a thrilling final day of the 85th Connecticut PGA Championship.
After the opening day of play at Keney Park Golf Course six players are 2-under following course record 68’s and tied for the lead. Three players, including defending and five-time champion Kevin Giancolo, are just one-stroke back at 1-under.
What's in Store at Keney Park?
Connecticut PGA Championship Preview
HARTFORD, Conn. (August 19, 2016) – The State’s capital city will host the Connecticut PGA Championship for the very first time.
The City of Hartford’s Keney Park Golf Course, fresh off an award winning restoration of a classically designed layout, plays host Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23 and 24, to the 85th edition of the oldest and longest running professional golf tournament in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Section of The PGA of America has operated nearly all of the Connecticut PGA Championships since 1933. The championship itself dates back to 1929 and has never been contested at either of the City of Hartford golf courses that are among the country’s oldest municipal golf operations.
Keney Park opened in 1927. The work of original golf course architects Devereux Emmet and Robert Jack Ross was carefully studied then features were implemented by Matt Dusenberry, the architect Hartford tabbed for the restoration of the classically designed layout. The course re-opened this past May 1 and has been garnering accolades ever since, including being named the co-winner of the country’s public golf course classic restoration of the year by GolfMagazine, Inc.
GREATHORSE Wins National Car Rental Pro-Am presented by Mohegan Sun at Longmeadow Country Club
Rainaud continues great play
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (August 15, 2016) – The third of five National Car Rental Pro-Ams took place on Monday at Longmeadow Country Club. The team from GREATHORSE consisting of PGA Professional Billy Downes and amateurs Guy Antonacci, Jeff Anderson, and Matt Naumac won the event by scorecard playoff over the team from National Car Rental by firing a 10-under par 130. The team contest format for this event was low gross and net score on each hole.
2016 PGA Pro-Junior Takes Place at Golf Club of Avon
Professional Brian Hussey and juniors Sarah Houle, Josh Houle, and Abir Singh win team contest
AVON, Conn. (August 10, 2016) – The 2016 PGA Pro-Junior Invitational teed off at the Golf Club of Avon on Tuesday, as twenty-nine PGA professionals and over 80 juniors competed in an 18-hole modified stableford contest with both individual and team contests.