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Dellostritto & Detmer Earn Top Honors in the TaylorMade-adidas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship

Gehan & Lamberti Finish First in Collegial Division

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (June 3, 2014) – The TaylorMade-adidas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship took place today at The Course at Yale. The event was played as a four-ball, stroke play competition and divided into two divisions, the Championship Division and the Collegial Division.
  
Ron Dellostritto and Josh Detmer of Wethersfield Country Club defeated Marc Bayram and Ryan Leahey of Timberlin Golf Course, in a playoff to earn top honors after both teams fired an impressive five-under-par, 65. Detmer claimed victory for his team after scoring a par on the par-4, first hole. In sole third place was the team from the Country Club of Waterbury, consisting of Tom Gleeton and Brad Colt, at two-under-par, 68.

  
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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.
  
The field of PGA Members was divided into four divisions based upon years of PGA Membership, all named for golf’s four 2014 major championship sites: Valhalla, Royal Liverpool, Pinehurst, and Augusta National.
 
  
Billy Downes of Hampden Country Club led the Augusta National Division, comprised of PGA Members with the fewest years of membership, with 24 points. Adam Rainaud of Black Hall Club finished in a close second place with 20 points.
 
  

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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.
  
Kyle Bilodeau of Ellington Ridge Country Club fired a one-under-par, 71 to win the individual professional competition. Kevin Smith of Rockledge Golf Course, Billy Downes of Hampden Country Club, and John Cook of Manchester Country Club all tied for second place with two-over-par, 74. Skins were awarded to Kevin Smith of Rockledge Golf Course (Hole #9), Paul Ryiz of Brownson Country Club (Hole #12), Billy Downs of Hampden Country Club (Hole # 4), Tony Rowe of Ellington Ridge Country Club (Hole # 1), John Cook of Manchester Country Club (Hole # 6), and E.J. Altobello of Tekoa Country Club (Hole # 16).

  
Thank you to host PGA Professional, Tony Rowe, and his staff at Ellington Ridge Country Club. The event would not have been possible without the title sponsor, Mohegan Sun and supporting sponsors Golf Max and Golf Pride.

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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.”
  
“The greens were playing fantastic,” said Rainaud. “I wasn’t hitting it the best, so I had to rely on my short game quite a bit.” 

  
Rainaud was the only player in the field to finish under par for the event and was just one shot clear of his nearest competitor, Kevin Mahaffy of Pequabuck Golf Club. Mahaffy came in second place with a score of even-par, 144. Mike Martin of Tashua Knolls Golf Course was the overnight leader, but shot a final round of four-over-par, 76, to finish in third place.

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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.
  
The final round commences tomorrow. 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.

  
Thank you to the host facility, The Farms Country Club, and supporting sponsors, PGA TOUR and Jim Mayo Golf Sales, for supporting the Spring PGA Stroke Play.

  
Round two tee times
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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.

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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.
  
The PGA Special Awards Committee made the selection of Willow Brook as the model public golf facility. All public golf courses are nominated and welcomed to submit applications to be considered. “Walter Lowell set a great standard for golf professionals,” stated Willow Brook Golf Course PGA Head Golf Professional, Jeff Beyer. “We are excited to share this honor with our customers at Willow Brook.”

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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.

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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.
  
Congratulations to all players, parents, volunteers, Willow Brook Golf Course and sponsors, U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling, Inc. and Prize Possessions. 
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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.

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