Host Professional Wallis Wins Walter Lowell PGA Tournament
Division Winners Downes, Mahaffy, Shea, and Carney
HAMPDEN, Conn. (May 27, 2014) – William Wallis of New Haven Country Club fired a 2-under-par, 68, to earn 26 points to win the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament, a modified stableford event, at New Haven Country Club. Wallis’ first place finish earned him 40 Player of the Year points.
Team Ellington Ridge Twelve-Under-Par in Golf Max/Golf Pride Pro-Am
Bilodeau Cards Four Birdies to Earn Low Professional
ELLINGTON, Conn. (May 19, 2014) – The Ellington Ridge Country Club team, consisting of John Sawka, KJ Camera, Dave Olender, and led by PGA Professional Kyle Bilodeau, won the Golf Max/Golf Pride Pro-Am with a twelve-under-par, 132. The Rockledge Golf Course team, led by PGA Professional Kevin Smith, came in second place with a five-under-par, 139.
Rainaud Captures Spring PGA Stroke Play & Earns Exemption in Travelers Championship
Mahaffy Finishes in Second Place with Consistent Play
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (May 14, 2014) – Adam Rainaud of Black Hall Club captured his first Spring PGA Stroke Play title this afternoon at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, Conn., by firing a one-under par, 143. Rainaud commented, “It is a pleasure to win today.”
Martin Grabs Early Lead In PGA Stoke Play
Three PGA Professionals Complete First Round Under-Par
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (May 13, 2014) – Mike Martin of Tashua Knolls Golf Course, fired a two-under-par, 70 to lead the field in the first round of the Spring PGA Stroke Play at The Farms Country Club. Adam Rainaud of Black Hall Club and Adam D’Amario of Indian Hill Country Club are tied for second place after scoring one-under-par, 71. Defending Champion, Kyle Bilodeau of Ellington Ridge Country Club, is tied for eleventh place with a two-over-par, 74.
Travelers Championship Exemption to be Awarded to Spring PGA Stroke Play Champion
Bilodeau Looks to Defend Title
SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (May 9, 2014) – The Spring PGA Stroke Play returns to The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, Conn., for the third time in the Championship’s five-year history. The Championship will be contested on Tuesday, May 13 – Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The Connecticut Section PGA Professional that has the lowest score not only is awarded as the Spring PGA Stoke Play Champion, but will also earn an exemption to play in the Travelers Championship on June 19-22, 2014, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.View More
Willow Brook Golf Course Named the Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award Winner
Award Presentation to be Held at the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament
SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (May 6, 2014) – The Connecticut Section PGA announced that Willow Brook Golf Course in South Windsor, Conn., has been named the 2014 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.
DiRico Earns Highest Honor in the Connecticut Section PGA
PGA Golf Professional of the Year and Special Awards Dinner Date Announced
SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (May 5, 2014) – Dave DiRico of Dave DiRico’s Golf and Racquet has been named the 57th Golf Professional of the Year by the Board of Directors and the Special Awards Committee of the Connecticut Section PGA. The Golf Professional of the Year award is given for overall performance as a golf professional, leadership, service to his/her Section, the ability to inspire fellow professionals, and the promotion of the game of golf.View More
Junior Golf Season Kicks Off with the Little Linksters
Event held at Willow Brook Golf Course
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (May 3, 2014) – The junior golf season began today with the Little Linksters (12 & Under) at Willow Brook Golf Course, the 2014 Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award Winner. The youngest in the field at just five years old, Frederick Wright of West Hartford, Conn., captured the first place award in the 5-7 age division. In the 8-9 age division, William Depault of Stafford Springs, Conn., won his first event of the season with an 8-over-par 38. James Ballato of Pawcatuck, Conn., fired an even-par 30 to earn top honors in the 10-12 age division.
Connecticut PGA Professionals Retain Julius Boros Challenge Cup for Three Years in a Row
Final Point Totals: 39.5 to 23.5
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (May 1, 2014) - The 43rd Julius Boros Challenge Cup Matches were held on Thursday at New Haven Country Club. The Connecticut Section PGA Professional team led the CSGA Amateur team with a score of 39.5 to 23.5. With this victory, the Connecticut PGA strengthens its hold on the overall record of 31-12. Congratulations to Captain, Dennis Coscina, Assistant Captain, Ralph Salito, and the players on a great victory.
Martinez and Gosler Capture Assistant Spring Pro-Pro
Assistantâ��s Association Spring Meeting, Sponsored by PING, Held at The Country Club of Waterbury
WATERBURY, Conn. (April 24, 2014) - The Assistant’s Association Spring Meeting and Pro-Pro took place at The Country Club of Waterbury. 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. Michael Corgan presented on effective clubfitting with PING equipment. PGA Professionals, Sean Busca and Ryan Hall were panalists for the education seminar on merchandising.