Aldrich, Mongillo, Fagan, Lamy Win Salesperson-Professional Invitational Tournament
Twelve-Under-Par 132 Takes First Place HonorsSIMSBURY, Conn. (May 24, 2012) -The Salesperson-Professional Invitational Tournament held at Hop Meadow Country Club was won by the team of PGA Professionals, Patrick Aldrich of Sharon Country Club, and Joe Mongillo, Host Assistant Professional, with Salespeople, John Fagan and Rob Lamy. Their team fired an incredible twelve-under-par 132 in this two best ball gross and net event. Coming in second was the team of Dave Dell, Springfield Country Club, Ken Doyle, Host Teaching Professional, and sales representatives, Jim Mayo and Mike Turner with a ten-under-par 134. View More
Goodhue, Whaley, Salito Granted National PGA College Scholarships
2012 PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarships Announced
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (May 16, 2012) - Established in 1986, the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program provides college scholarships for children and grandchildren of PGA members. It encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for the children and grandchildren of PGA members, based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college. Congratulations to the three scholarship recipients from the Connecticut PGA for 2012: Bethany A. Goodhue who's father is Todd Goodhue of Shennecossett Golf Course; Jennifer C. Whaley who's parents are Bill & Suzy Whaley of TPC River Highlands; and Hailey Z. Salito who's father is Ralph Salito of the Club at River Oaks.
Since its inception, some $4.8 million in scholarships has been awarded to more than 2,300 students. Last year, this program awarded 125 scholarships totaling $292,000.
Marshall Takes Spring PGA Stroke Play Title and Travelers Championship Exemption
Wins in Playoff Against Connecticut PGA Professional Champion, D'Amario
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (May 8, 2012) – Rainy and windy conditions made for a challenging Spring PGA Stroke Play today at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, Conn. Ian Marshall of Watertown Golf Club took home first place honors and the exemption to the June 21-24, Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, all after a playoff with Connecticut PGA Professional Champion, Adam D’Amario of Indian Hill Country Club. Both PGA Members fired a two round total of 149 to take the Championship in to extra holes.
The par 5, 18th was the first playoff hole where Marshall was able to find the green in three while D’Amario’s second shot took him out of position into the left rough. D’Amario made his way to the green in four and finished with a bogey. Marshall then two-putted for the par and the win.View More
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.