Copper Hill Golf Club Named the Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award Winner
Award Presentation to be held at the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament on May 29
ROCKY HILL, Conn. – The Connecticut Section PGA announced that Copper Hill Golf Club in East Granby, Conn., has been named the 2012 recipient of the Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award, as the model public golf course serving the game of golf in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. The award was inaugurated in 2001 in honor of Canton Public Golf Course for the standards it set towards a public course’s responsibility to its community to provide playing opportunities for all those who want to play and learn the game.View More
Travelers Championship Exemption Up for Grabs in 2012 Spring PGA Stroke Play
Marrello Looks to Defend Title
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (May 7, 2012) – The Spring PGA Stroke Play returns to The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, Conn. tomorrow, May 8, 2012. Not only will the Champion take home the first place prize check and major bragging rights in the first 2012 Connecticut Section PGA Championship, but will also be awarded the PGA TOUR exemption designated to the Connecticut Section PGA Professional for the Travelers Championship, June 21-24, 2012 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
This Championship has always been a 36-hole event to warrant the best player for the Travelers Championship exemption, but, for the first time, all 36-holes will be contested in just one day. The Spring PGA Stroke Play is also the first tournament of the 2012 season where Connecticut Section PGA Player of the Year points will be up for grabs.View More
Junior Golf TOUR Kicks Off with Willow Brook 12-and-under TournamentSOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (May 5, 2012) - The Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR gets off to an incredible start today at Willow Brook Golf Course in South Windsor, Conn. for the first ever JGT tournament completely dedicated to junior golfers who are under 12 years old. A rainy morning makes for wet conditions but the course seems to be draining well. May players and spectators can be hear talking about how good the conditions are at Willow Brook. Full results and photos from the event will all be posted soon as the players begin to finish their 9-hole rounds.
Connecticut PGA Professionals Win Back the Cup after Three Year Drought
Final Point Totals: CTPGA - 32.5, CSGA - 30.5NEW HAVEN, Conn. (May 3, 2012) - The 41st Julius Boros Challenge Cup was contested yesterday at New Haven Country Club under dreary skys. The poor weather, however, did not deter players from the spirit and comoradery that surrounds this special day. At the end of the day, the Connecticut PGA Professionals emerged victorious for the first time in a three year drought. The overall record is now 29 -12 favoring the PGA Professionals. Final results and detailed hole-by-hole scoring is posted for your information.
41st Julius Boros Challenge Cup Today at New Haven Country Club
The Best of the Connecticut PGA and CSGA Face Off
The Connecticut Golf House is "divided" one day out of the year for the Julius Boros Challenge Cup Matches that pits the best of the Connecticut PGA Professionals against the best of the Connecticut Golf Association Amateurs. The 41st Challenge Cup Matches Program includes history, detailed match information and officials for the event. Live hole-by-hole coverage will be reported all day. Final Results
Westover G.C. Wins Stuart Miller Pro-Am Series #1 at Indian Hill C.C.
Mongillo Defends Individual Professional TItleNEWINGTON, Conn. (May 1, 2012) – The first event of the Mohegan Sun Pro-Am Series and the Connecticut Section PGA Tournament Season kicked off today at Indian Hill Country Club for the Stuart Miller Golf Sales Pro-Am. Mediocre conditions in the morning posed a threat to weather-ready professionals and amateurs alike. The Westover Golf Course team, led by PGA Professional, Josh Lebeau, carded a 10-under-par, combined gross and net score of 134 today. Lebeau and amateur partners, Dave Authier, Steve Cristelli, and Keith Lebeau collected $800 for their victory. View More
Apply to Host PGA TOUR Junior Clinics at your Facility
Held the week of the Travelers Championship: Wednesday, June 20 at 2:00 PM
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (May 1, 2012) - Now in it's third year, the PGA TOUR Travelers Championship Junior Clinics will again be held at five area golf facilities sponsored by the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation. All five 30-minute clinics & autograph sessions will be held at 2:00 PM, on Wednesday, June 20 of tournament week. PGA Professional staffed facilties throughout the Connecticut Section PGA are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit an e-letter or faxed letter to the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation, to the attention of Lindsay Pitts, LPitts@pgahq.com by Friday, May 18 detailing why your course should be selected and how you intend to promote and conduct your junior golf clinic. For full requirements, please see the e-letter sent to PGA Managing Professionals.
Foundation Grants Over $68,000 to Deserving Programs
First Annual Grant Awards Presentation Held at Indian Hill Country Club
NEWINGTON, Conn. (April 18, 2012) – The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation presented 17 deserving organizations with over $68,000 in grants this evening at Indian Hill Country Club during the 2012 Grant Award Presentation. In the 13 year history of the Foundation, over $726,000 has been granted to benefiting programs that carry out and align with the mission of the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation; To grow the game of golf and fund programs benefitting youth, diversity initiatives, and physically challenged golfers.
“The Foundation has been able to do a lot of good for local golf programs,” says Frank Selva, President of the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation. “We are not able to do it without the PGA Professionals and volunteers that fundraise, nor without those administering the programming that we are given the opportunity to help support financially.”View More
Optimism and Motivation for the Young Guns
Assistant’s Association Spring Meeting Sponsored by PING Held at Indian Hill Country Club
NEWINGTON, Conn. (April 18, 2012) – The Assistant’s Association Spring Meeting and Fall Pro-Pro took place today at Indian Hill Country Club for the 2012 Season. Over 30 Assistant Professionals and guests were in attendance to discuss the golf industry and the issues it faces as well as the business of the Assistant’s Association and the Section. Vice President, Jodi Lauzier, PGA, of Orchards Golf Club welcomed attendees and thanked special guests for their presence is this workshop style meeting.
2012 Julius Boros Challenge Cup Matches Announced by Team Captains Coscina and Dober
ROCKY HILL, Conn. – Connecticut Section PGA and Connecticut State Golf Association Team Captains, Dennis Coscina and Bill Dober, respectively, met today and released their team lineups for the 2012 Julius Boros Challenge Cup Golf Matches. This year marks the 41st annual team golf matches pitting the state’s top amateurs compete against The PGA section’s leading professional players.
The matches return on Thursday, May 3, to New Haven Country Club, in Hamden, Conn., where 37 of the 41 matches have been contested. New Haven hosted the matches from 1975-2009, and again last year when the CSGA Amateur team outscored the PGA Professional team by a margin of 34 ½ to 28 ½ for their record, third straight victory. The PGA Professionals, however, lead the CSGA Amateurs in overall match history, boasting a 28-12 record.View More