Leader Giancola Even Par after Round Two of the Connecticut PGA Championship
Marrello and Kelley Go Low to Tie for Second
OLD LYME, Conn. (September 13, 2011) – Round one leader of the 80th Connecticut PGA Championship, Kevin Giancola of Golf Quest Family Sports Center, fires a one-under-par 70 today to remain in the lead with a two round total of 142 even par. “I started pretty well and then got a little shakey in the middle,” explains Giancola. “I did have a nice birdie on 16 and a nice birdie on 17 to come down the stretch. A little sour taste in my mouth now after three-putting 18 but I was up on the top tier of the green.”
Defending Champion, Giancola, and Coastal Native, Shea, Sit Atop the Leadboard in the Connecticut PGA Championship
Black Hall Club Give Up No Scores Under Par in Round One
OLD LYME, Conn. (September 12, 2011) – Defending champion, Kevin Giancola of Golf Quest Family Sports Center and Kevin Shea of New London C.C. both fired a one-over-par 72 today at Black Hall Club to hold the lead after round one of the 80th Connecticut PGA Championship. Tied for third, Casey Roan of Shennecossett G.C. and Darren Falk, host assistant professional at Black Hall Club, are just one stroke back from the leaders with two-over 73.
80th Connecticut PGA Championship Returns to Black Hall Club After 10 Years
Three Major Anniversaries to be Remembered
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (September 9, 2011) – A historic Championship celebrates paramount milestones with the 80th edition of the Connecticut PGA Championship hosted by Andrew Campbell, PGA, and Black Hall Club, Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 12-14. The last time the Championship visited Old Lyme, was just four short days following the September 11th tragedy ten years ago. The decision was made to hold the event as scheduled as a symbol of American patriotism, with over $8,000 going to the American Red Cross, thanks to PGA Professionals who donated 10 percent of the prize purse which the Connecticut Section PGA matched. The Black Hall membership also donated $2,700 from the Sunday Pro-Member.
Rainaud Successfully Defends Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship
Paladino, Hathaway and Halligan Earn Berth in National Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship
SOUTH KENT, Conn. (September 7, 2011) – Adam Rainaud, assistant professional at Black Hall Club, fires a one-under-par 143 in the two day 49th Callaway Golf Connecticut PGA Assistant Championship, at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club, to capture the title for the second year in a row. Rainaud, who finished third Nationally last year, earned an exemption from that performance in the 2011 National Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship to be held November 3-6, on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. leaving three spots available for this years’ second, third and fourth place finishers.
SPECIAL ALERT - Round 2 of the Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship to begin as Scheduled
No Golf Cars - All Players Must Walk
Play for Round 2 of the 49th Callaway Golf Connecticut PGA Assistant Professional Championship at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club will begin at 9:30 AM today (Wednesday, Sept. 7) as scheduled. The Rules Committee in cooperation with the Golf Course Superintendent have determined that the golf course is playable.
No golf cars will be permitted. All Players must walk, and either carry their bags, use a push cart, or employ a caddie. Bull’s Bridge will do their best to recruit caddies from their local 60 caddie operation.
If a player chooses to withdraw, please contact Tom Hantke at 860-463-9256 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impressive Performance by Hathaway in First Round of Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship
Hathaway Gains Early Start with an Eagle on the First
KENT, Conn. (September 6, 2011) – Jim Hathaway of Litchfield C.C. teed off on the in the 49th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship not knowing he would start with an eagle. Hathaway dunked a lob wedge from the fairway to begin two-under after the first hole for the Championship, finishing with a one-under, 71 after 18 holes. A rainy day in northwest Connecticut proved challenging for these 36 Assistant Professionals.
Young Guns Perform at Jack Kelly Junior PGA Tournament of Champions
Whaley Captures Third Straight Title at 14; Walthouse Pumped over biggest Win Yet
GROTON, Conn. (September 5, 2011) – The tame Shennecossett Golf Course proved a fair test for the 45 champion junior golfers yesterday during the 17th Jack Kelly Junior PGA Tournament of Champions. Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn. and Billy Walthouse of Longmeadow, Mass. took home the trophies last night after some spectacular play. Whaley successfully defended her title for the second year in a row making this her third straight title firing her best score yet, an incredible two-under-par 69 winning over runner-up Liz DiVincentis of Durham, Conn. who finished with a four-over, 75.
Connecticut Section Assistants Venture West for the Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship
Rainaud, Mongillo, and D’Amario Poised for Another Championship Title
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (September 2, 2011) – Situated in northwestern Connecticut’s picturesque Litchfield County, Bull’s Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, is prepped and ready to welcome Connecticut Section PGA Assistant Professionals to the 49th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship September 6-7. The top three finishers in the Championship will qualify for the National Callaway Golf PGA Assistants Professional Championship to be held November 3-6, 2011 on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Elite Connecticut Section Junior Golfers Descend on Shennecossett for Jack Kelly PGA Junior Tournament of Champions
Defending Champion, Kelly Whaley, Looks to Three-peat; Three Boys, Two Girls Battling for Player of the Year Titles