The third-annual Connecticut PGA Hall of Fame Induction and Champions Tribute was held on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Lake of Isles. The awards evening included the induction of a new class into the Hall of Fame, presentation of trophies to the winners of the 2016 PGA Member Championship events, as well as honoring the Player of the Year, Senior Player of the Year, and the winner of the President’s Award.
The 2016 Hall of Fame Induction & Champions Tribute is 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 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 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.