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Today is March 1, 2015
 

 

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

Kelley’s charge came on the back nine when he birdied two of the final three holes. He also collects first prize money of $750.

There was a contest within the championship for the 18 of the 27 who were entered into the qualifier for the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. Kelley, Gramelis and Dave Dell (Springfield Country Club) were the top three finishers in that contest and they advance to the national championship that will be played on November 13-16, 2014, at PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker and Ryder Courses, in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

 

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Elite Connecticut Section Junior Golfers Descend on Shennecossett for Jack Kelly PGA Junior Tournament of Champions, the Junior Golf TOUR Championship

Defending Champion Angela Garvin Looking to Repeat; Three Boys Battling for Player of the Year Title

(GROTON, Conn.) – Nestled by the Long Island Sound and Thames River shorelines, Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton, Conn., will be hosting the Jack Kelly PGA Junior Tournament of Champions for fourth consecutive year on Sunday, August 31, closing out the 2014 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR season.
 

The championship field of 57, including 36 boys and 21 girls, which feature prominent PGA Junior Golf TOUR and Junior Club Champions players from Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, will encounter firm, fast greens, and most likely wind, at one of the most unique and historically important golf courses in Connecticut.
 

 

 

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