In the News - 2013
Niki Noto, PGA.com
Weekly Golf Buzz
Staff - PGA News
Stephen Hennessey - GolfDigest.com
May 6, 2013
Scott Coen - MassLive.com
Thursday, April 11
Joe Morelli - NHRegister.com
Friday, March 29
Hop Meadow C.C. Led by Bilodeau Takes TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am
Brown & Gosler Fire Even Par, 72 in Individual Pro
ELLINGTON, Conn. (May 21, 2013) - The team of Hop Meadow C.C. including Mark Amoroso, Tim Willerton, and Kevin Foster, led by Assistant PGA Professional and Spring Stroke Play Champion, Kyle Bilodeau, won the TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am, part of the Mohegan Sun Pro-Am Series, at Ellington Ridge with a five-under-par, 139. PGA Professional, Dave Dell, led his team from Springfield C.C. to a second place finish at four-under-par, 140.
In the individual professional competition, Paul Brown of Southington C.C. and Jordan Gosler of Manchester C.C. shot even-par, 72 to take the first place honors. Bilodeau finished in sole third place with a one-over-par, 73.
The TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am would not be possible without the presenting sponsor, TaylorMade adidas Golf, title sponsor, Mohegan Sun, and supporting sponsor, E-Z-GO.
Aylsworth, Carta, Friday, Irvin Win Sales Representative-Professional Invitational Tournament
A True Summer Weather Day at Tumble Brook C.C.
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (May 16, 2013) - The team of John Aylsworth of COBRA PUMA GOLF, Ray Irvin of PGA Preferred Golf Course Insurance/Bouvier Insurance, Frank Carta of Madision C.C., and host PGA Professional, Howie Friday, fired a 12-under-par, 132, to win the Sales Representative-Professional Invitational Tournament (S.P.I.T.) at Tumble Brook Country Club today. Warm weather made for an enjoyable day that was all topped of with a spectacular reception and dinner under the direction of Executive Chef, Rob Vastano, and his staff. A big thank you also to head superintendent, Cindy Johnson, for immaculate course conditions.
Two teams tied for second place at 11-under-par, 133. The first included Patrick Aldrich, Kevin Lynch, Chris Thomas, and Jeff Palmer. The second was comprized of Bob Kay, Marty Burke, Mike O'Grady, Brendan Dlouhy.
The S.P.I.T. would not be possible without the dedication of our sales representatives serving PGA Professionals of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts as well as the Connecticut Section PGA Professionals themselves.
Stanley Golf Course Selected to Host Travelers Championship PGA TOUR Junior Clinic
Supported by the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (May 14, 2013) – The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation, Travelers Championship, and PGA TOUR, and have teamed up again this year to bring a PGA TOUR Player to Stanley Golf Course in New Britian, Conn. for a PGA TOUR Junior Clinic and autograph session on Wednesday, June 19, at 4:00 PM. Stanley G.C. was selected by the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation to host this FREE clinic and Head PGA Professional, Kyle Hedstrom, is looking forward to the day.
“This is now our fourth year hosting a PGA TOUR Junior Clinic,” says Hedstrom. “We were one of the original facilities to host and we’ve been lucky enough to be chosen each year among other great clubs. It’s an honor to be a part of this great program that is supported by the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation.”
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Bilodeau Captures Spring PGA Stroke Play Title & Earns Berth in 2013 Travelers Championship
No Doubt with a Three-Stroke Margin
AMHERST, Mass. (May 13, 2013) – “It hasn’t even sank in yet,” says Kyle Bilodeau of Hop Meadow Country Club, following a three-under-par, 141, to capture his first Spring PGA Stroke Play title and snag a spot in the 2013 Travelers Championship, June 20-23. “I shot 70 this morning and I putted well. I’ve been working with my Head PGA Pro, Jason [Waters] on my putting… and I got on some good greens today and it finally started clicking.”
Ironically enough, Bilodeau was paired with defending champion, Ian Marshall of Watertown Golf Club, and he expected a good match. “I had a blast out there playing with Ian,” says Bilodeau. “When we went out on the second 18, I birdied the first and Ian birdied the second. I’m thinking ‘Wow, we’re going to have a shootout here’ but I ended up pulling away in the end.”
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Spring Into the Junior Golf Association!
JGA Membership Registration is Open
Registration for the 2013 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association (JGA) officially opened for membership on Monday. Operations Director, Sally Sohn, is egger about the season beginning. “I’m excited to have both returning members and new ones playing together and learning from each other,” says Sohn. “Its amazing to see how kids grow within the JGA from year to year… This is my fifth season with the Connecticut Section, so its rewarding to see JGA members start in elementary school and progress to making their high school golf teams.”
2013 promises to be the best year yet for the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association and Junior Golf TOUR. If you have any questions or to join the Junior Golf Association or TOUR, please contact Sally Sohn at SSohn@pgahq.com.