2015 SPRING PGA MEETING HELD AT TWIN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Mike Carney, Golf Professional of the Year and Special Award Winners Announced
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (March 30, 2015) – The 2015 Connecticut Section PGA Spring Membership Meeting, supported by Bouvier Insurance and CaddyX, was held at Twin Hills Country Club with 179 attendees learning about the Association, section, and membership.
The meeting opened with an update from Tom Baptist, Superintendent for the City of Hartford’s Department of Public Works, about the section and City of Hartford’s consulting agreement to operate both Goodwin Park and Keney Park Golf Courses. Patrick Aldrich, PGA, is serving as Golf Properties Consultant to aid the city as its Director of Operations. Mr. Aldrich is being assisted by the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Properties Advisory Committee, which is chaired by Andrew Campbell, PGA, of the Black Hall Club.
The featured guest speakers for the meeting were Derek Sprague, President of The PGA of America, and Suzy Whaley, Secretary of The PGA of America, who led a PGA of America Town Hall session. Their discussion provided updates and insight into the state of the golf industry, as well as an overview of the mission and strategic vision for the PGA of America. An open forum followed, offering PGA professionals the opportunity to ask questions and discuss initiatives undertaken at their respective clubs.View More
Reminiscing and Tributes to Frank Selva at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation
Announcement of $45,000 of financial grants to youth, Special Olympic, and physically challenge golf programs to be made in 2015; Connerton, Vitkauskas, and Beyer elected new officers
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (March 18, 2015) – For 20 years, the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation has been providing financial subsidies for the Junior Golf Association, Junior Golf TOUR, and awarding nearly $800,000 in financial assistance to qualifying golf programs in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. And for the past 18 years, Frank Selva has served as its president, its driving force, and one of its most prolific fund raisers. Today, Selva presided over his last annual meeting as colleagues paid tributes all around to the efforts he has made to make golf more inclusive and accessible.
At the meeting, it was announced that it will award over $45,000 in financial grant assistance this year to deserving and qualifying programs that serve youth, Special Olympics, and physically challenged golf programs. Applications are still being accepted.
To close the Annual Meeting, the Foundation elected Joe Connerton, President; Jeremey Vitkauskas, Vice President; Jeff Beyer, Secretary; and Directors Jim Bedus, Rich Crowe, Jim McDonald, Vic Svenberg, Gary Reynolds, Gary Wolff, Brian Murphy, Timmie Stathers, and Selva who will all serve one-year terms.View More
The GOLF SUMMIT – Grow the Game; Grow your Business
Serving Golf Courses in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts
A new GOLF SUMMIT will take place on Tuesday April 7, from 4 to 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Congregation Church of South Glastonbury. All golf courses in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts and representatives will be welcome.View More
2015 Northeast PGA Golf Instructors Conference
April 21 and 22
The Professional Development Chairman Ron Beck has announced the three presenters for the 2015 Northeast PGA Golf Instructors Conference, April 21-22, at Hartford Golf Club. Andrew Rice has served as the Director of Instruction at Berkeley Hall, in Bluffton, South Carolina, for thirteen years. He has been teaching golf for almost 25 years and uses cutting edge teaching technology to help golfers of all abilities improve.View More