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Junior Golf TOUR: Ellington Ridge Camera Memorial

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Fox Hopyard Golf Club Hosts Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier

EAST HADDAM, Conn. (July 17, 2014) – Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying concluded yesterday in the Connecticut Section PGA at Fox Hopyard Golf Club. Participants hit three attempts in each of the three skills: drive, chip & putt. Points were then recorded and totaled to determine the top three finishers in each age/gender divisions. These top three overall finishers in each division will move on to the sub-regional qualifier, which will be at The First Tee of Connecticut on July 30, 2014.

 

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Shuttle Meadow Country Club To Host National Car Rental PGA Pro-Officer in Kensington, Conn.

July Tournament Will Showcase Talents of Area Amateur Golfers and Local PGA Professionals

SOUTH GLASTONBURY, CONN. – July 16, 2014 – Area amateur and PGA professional golfers are invited to tee off for the National Car Rental PGA Pro-Officer. Shuttle Meadow Country Club will host the Pro-Officer on July 22, 2014, at their 18-hole private golf course located in Kensington, Conn.
  
Sponsored by National Car Rental, the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, the event is one of nearly 100 new and existing amateur tournaments across the 41 PGA of America Sections nationwide being linked together to form the ProAm Series. National created the tournaments to help further the PGA of America’s mission to grow interest and participation in the game of golf at local levels. The Series will run February through October 2014.

 

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Courville Wins 32nd Connecticut Senior Open

Mercier Capture Low Professional Honors

GROTON, Conn. (July 15, 2014) – The final round of the Connecticut Senior Open, held at Shennecossett Golf Course, started with 15 players under-par. The players fought through poor weather conditions and a tough golf course setup. Jerry Courville of Stratford, Conn., and John Elliott of East Lyme, Conn., tied for the lead with a 36-hole total of six-under-par, 136. Courville pulled out the win on the second playoff hole to earn his second Senior Open title.
  
Playing consistent over 36-holes (68-68), he birdied his final hole to get into the playoff. “I feel very lucky,” Courville commented, on earning his win. “I made birdies on par-5’s and tried to par the rest.” As a past champion, Courville mentioned that the course was once again a great test.
 
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Kane and Garvin Win at Lyman Orchards Junior Open

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (July 15, 2014) – The Lyman Orchards Junior Open took place today at Lyman Orchards Golf Club. In the boy’s 16-18 division, Jack Kane (2016) of Berlin, Conn., and Evan Sliker (2015) of Durham, Conn., both scored an even-par, 72. Kane took honors in a playoff against Sliker. Angela Garvin (2019) of Feeding Hills, Mass., took first place in the girl’s overall division with a nine-over-par 81. In the boy’s 9-hole division, Ethan Kalk (2021) of South Glastonbury, Conn., recorded a four-over-par, 33, to claim top honors. In the girl’s 9-hole division, Sydney Hidalgo (2023) of Cheshire, Conn., earned first place by scoring a ten-over-par, 39.
  
Thank you to host professional, Jason Beffert, and his staff at Lyman Orchards Golf Club. A special thank you to sponsors, U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling, Inc. and Prize Possessions.
  
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Liu and Garvin Capture 2014 Connecticut Section Junior PGA Championship

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (July 3, 2014) - Jason Liu (2017) of Windsor, Conn., and Angela Garvin (2019) of Feeding Hills, Mass., won the 2014 Connecticut Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks today, Thursday, July 3, 2014, at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Mass. The field consisted of 160 of the area’s most talented junior golfers, making the competition a great test.
  
By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Liu and Garvin qualified for the 39th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, July 29-Aug. 1, 2014, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Lui posted a final-round of one-under-par, 71, for a two-day total of an impressive, five-under-par, 136. Liu won the event with a solid four-stroke victory over Nicklaus Harrington (2015) of Chaplin, Conn.
  
Garvin and defending champion, Marissa Grillo (2014) of Avon, Conn., tied for first place in the girls overall division with a two-day total of eight-over-par, 152. Garvin fired a three-over-par, 75, in the final round to force a sudden death playoff. The pair started off strong by birding the first hole. They stayed consistent with each other until the fifth playoff hole where Garvin captured the victory with a birdie.

 

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The Connecticut Section Nominates Suzy Whaley as a Candidate for the Office of Secretary of The PGA of America

The campaign is officially underway for Whaley and three others who have their sights on becoming President of the Association in 2018

ROCKY HILL, CONN. (January 5, 2014) – The Connecticut Section PGA Board of Directors has officially nominated PGA Professional Suzy Whaley as a candidate seeking the office of Secretary of The PGA of America. Whaley, who is coming off serving a three-year term as the District 1 Director on the Association Board of Directors, received the section’s endorsement at last month’s Board of Directors meeting. “Our section board and past presidents feel strongly that Suzy would be a passionate leader of our Association,” said Section President Mike O’Grady, the head golf professional at Lake Waramaug Country Club in New Preston, Conn. “We are proud to nominate her for this office and we welcome the challenge of helping her achieve this goal.”

 

Whaley now becomes only the third PGA Professional from the Connecticut Section in its 80-year history to seek the national office of Secretary, a position that inevitably leads to the position as President of The PGA of America after completing successive two-year terms as Secretary and then Vice President. Previously nominated were section Past Presidents Terry Crawford (now affiliated with the New Jersey Section) in 1995 and Ralph Salito, head professional at the Club at River Oaks in Sherman, Conn., in 2011.

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PGA National News

PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship Highlight Show

We encourage all of you to watch the 2014 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship Highlight Show, which debuts tonight (Wednesday, July 9) at 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT) on Golf Channel. If you aren't able to watch the original airing of the one-hour Show, you can watch replays on Golf Channel on Tuesday, July 22, from 2-3 p.m.; and Monday, Aug. 11, from 2-3 p.m. (All times Eastern). View More
 

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Connecticut State Golf Association

 

 

Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents

Connecticut Club Managers' Association

Connecticut Womens Golf Association

Executive Womens Golf Association

Massachusetts Golf Association

Southern New England Womens Golf Association

The First Tee of Connecticut

The Travelers Championship

 

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