Reminiscing and Tributes to Frank Selva at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation
Announcement of $45,000 of financial grants to youth, Special Olympic, and physically challenge golf programs to be made in 2015; Connerton, Vitkauskas, and Beyer elected new officers
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (March 18, 2015) – For 20 years, the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation has been providing financial subsidies for the Junior Golf Association, Junior Golf TOUR, and awarding nearly $800,000 in financial assistance to qualifying golf programs in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. And for the past 18 years, Frank Selva has served as its president, its driving force, and one of its most prolific fund raisers. Today, Selva presided over his last annual meeting as colleagues paid tributes all around to the efforts he has made to make golf more inclusive and accessible.
At the meeting, it was announced that it will award over $45,000 in financial grant assistance this year to deserving and qualifying programs that serve youth, Special Olympics, and physically challenged golf programs. Applications are still being accepted.
To close the Annual Meeting, the Foundation elected Joe Connerton, President; Jeremey Vitkauskas, Vice President; Jeff Beyer, Secretary; and Directors Jim Bedus, Rich Crowe, Jim McDonald, Vic Svenberg, Gary Reynolds, Gary Wolff, Brian Murphy, Timmie Stathers, and Selva who will all serve one-year terms.View More
Adam Rainaud wins PGA Match Play Championship in debut appearance
2014 Connecticut Section PGA Player of the Year begins 2015 where he left off
FEBRUARY 14, 2015 - Congratulations to Adam Rainaud, assistant professional at Black Hall Club, who won the PGA of America National Match Play Championship yesterday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. See PGA.com news (click here).View More
Have You Applied for a Foundation Financial Assistance Grant?
Financial Awards will be announced on March 18 - application deadline extended
All section professionals are encouraged to complete a financial grant application from the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation to help financially support your junior golf programs. Since its inception, the focus of the Foundation has been the promotion of Junior Golf and the support of various programs serving Special Olympians, physically challenged golfers, and the community at large.View More
The GOLF SUMMIT – Grow the Game; Grow your Business
Serving Golf Courses in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts
A new GOLF SUMMIT will take place on Tuesday April 7, from 4 to 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Congregation Church of South Glastonbury. All golf courses in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts and representatives will be welcome.View More
2015 Northeast PGA Golf Instructors Conference
April 21 and 22
The Professional Development Chairman Ron Beck has announced the three presenters for the 2015 Northeast PGA Golf Instructors Conference, April 21-22, at Hartford Golf Club. Andrew Rice has served as the Director of Instruction at Berkeley Hall, in Bluffton, South Carolina, for thirteen years. He has been teaching golf for almost 25 years and uses cutting edge teaching technology to help golfers of all abilities improve.View More
Spring PGA Membership Meeting - Monday, March 30
PGA President Derek Sprague and PGA Secretary Suzy Whaley to conduct Town Hall for PGA Professionals
The Spring PGA Membership Meeting of the Connecticut Section PGA will take place on Monday, March 30, at Twin Hills Country Club, Longmeadow, Mass. For the first time, two standing PGA of America officers will be in attendance at a section meeting. President Derek Sprague and Secretary Suzy Whaley will participate in a Town Hall to discuss the strategic objectives of the Association.View More
Billy Downes Set to Defend his Connecticut PGA Professional Championship Section Title at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
The Road to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits begins September 22 for 48 PGA Professionals of the Connecticut Section
BLOOMFIELD, CONN. (September 18, 2014) – Familiar territory awaits Hampden Country Club Golf Professional Billy Downes, the 2013 Connecticut PGA Professional champion. Downes and 47 other PGA Professionals take aim and have their sights trained on the 2014 Connecticut PGA Professional Championship title and two of the coveted spots that will advance to the 48th PGA Professional National Championship next June in Philadelphia. The road to the Philadelphia Cricket Club for Downes and his Connecticut Section peers begins Monday, September 22, at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, which is hosting the 36-hole championship for the third time.View More
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.
Celebrities Help Raise $20,000 for the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association and The First Tee of Connecticut
Kevin Ollie and Joe LaCava headline the celebrity roster at the 12th Annual Harry Nowobilski Memorial Celebrity Amateur Tournament at Tallwood Country Club
HEBRON, Conn. (August 28, 2014) – A host of celebrities, including Joe LaCava, Tiger Wood’s caddie, and Kevin Ollie, University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball national championship coach, were part of the 170 participants at Tallwood Country Club which hosted the 12th Annual Harry Nowobilski Memorial Celebrity Amateur Tournament. Jim Remy, Past President of the PGA of America, also played in the event which he now considers a yearly tradition, helping to benefit the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation and The First Tee of Connecticut.View More
Tony Kelley Lands His First Senior Connecticut Section Title at Mill River Country Club
Edges Mike Gramelis by 2 strokes; three PGA Professionals qualify to advance to November's Senior PGA Professional National Championship in Florida
STRATFORD, CONN. (August 27, 2014) – Wyckoff Country Club Head Golf Professional Tony Kelley fired an even par 71 today at Mill River Country Club, en route to a 36-hole total, 3-over par 144 and a two-shot margin of victory over Mike Gramelis of Golf Galaxy- Milford (71-75-146). This Senior Connecticut PGA Championship win marks the first time Kelley’s name will be engraved on the Raymond Harper Trophy for the championship that dates back to 1952.