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Hall of Fame Inductee Classes

 

2016

Bob Bodington

Tony Rowe

Paul Ryiz

Stanley and Ted Pisk

 

2015

Tim Gavronski

Tony Kelley

Jim Orsi

 

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

 

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

 

2016 PGA Hall of Fame and Champions Tribute

 

The third-annual Connecticut PGA Hall of Fame Induction and Champions Tribute will be held held on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Lake of Isles. This awards evening will include the induction of a new class into the Hall of Fame, the winners of the 2016 PGA Member Championship events will be presented with their trophies, as well as honoring the Player of the Year, Senior Player of the Year, and the winner of the President’s Award.

 

 

The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction & Champions Tribute was Presented by: 

 

 

 

and Supported by:

 

         

 

 

The 2016 Class of Inductees:
 

BOB BODINGTON (posthumously)  

Bob Bodington was a member of The PGA of America for 64 years. He was the head professional at the Country Club of Farmington and Hartford Golf Club for many years, was a member of the Board of Directors, and served one term as President in 1967-68. Bodington died in 2014 in Juno Beach, Florida.

     

TONY ROWE

 

 

 

  Tony Rowe has been serving as Head Golf Professional at Ellington Ridge Country Club for 30 years. Rowe, a PGA Member since 1982 was extremely active in the governance of the Connecticut Section PGA serving on the Board of Directors for many years culminating as President 1997-98. He was the recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award in 2009, the Horton Smith Award in 1994, the Private Merchandiser of the Year Award in 1990, and was honored as the Golf Professional of the Year in 1992
     

PAUL RYIZ

 

 

 

  Paul Ryiz has been a PGA Member for 37 years and has been the head golf professional at Brownson Country Clubfor the past 8 years. Ryiz had an impressive playing career, winning 9 Section Player of the Year titles (1980-82, 1984-89).

 

 

     
STANLEY AND TED PISK  

For the first time, this unique honor will be awarded to Stanley and Ted Pisk. Both were head professionals at Stanley Golf Course; Stan for 20 years until his early death in 1961, and his son, for more than 30 years. While stationed in Europe as a member of the Second Infantry Division, 38th Field Artillery, the elder Pisk established a relationship with the people in Pilzen, Czechoslovakia. His son has maintained this relationship through their gift of Czech Crystal by establishing the annual Rotary Stan Pisk Memorial High School Tournament and Scholarship program. Elected to PGA Membership in 1968, Pisk remains active as the section historian by writing the monthly Section Notes for PGA Magazine.