Tragedy at Sandy Hook ElementaryThe Connecticut Section PGA and our PGA Professionals in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts express our deepest condolences to the Newtown community. This is very difficult for any of us to understand. Our thoughts and prayers are with all that have lost friends or family in this tragedy.
Mike O'Grady Elected 33rd President of the Connecticut Section PGA
Flood Elected Vice President & Marshall Elected Secretary
Travelers Championship Presents $33,700 to the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation
The Annual Travelers Championship Charity Celebration
Zaranek/Goodhind Take Del Kinney Pro-Pro in Playoff
Western Massachusetts Professionals Earn Top Three Honors
Co-Victors Declared in Lake of Isles Pro-Scratch
Five Playoff Holes Played at Two-Under-Par
NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (October 23, 2012) – The Paladino Brothers, Brent of New Haven Country Club and Cody, battled it out against Jim St.Pierre of Redding Country Club (Met PGA) and T.J. Trimboli in extra holes following regular play in round two of the Lake of Isles Pro-Scratch. Both teams fired a two-day total of seven-under-par, 137 and proceeded to go two-under-par in the first five playoff holes before darkness settled in.
In round two, St.Pierre and Trimboli fired a six-under-par 66 with 6 birdies in 9 holes. "The course was in very good shape," says St.Pierre. "The wind was down so it played a little easier than normal."
Following their three-under-par round yesterday, B. Paladino and C. Paladino made four key birdies on their way to a 68 today.
Proficient Paladinos Lead Lake of Isles Pro-Scratch
Nine Teams at Even Par or Better
NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (October 22, 2012) – PGA Professional, Brent Paladino of New Haven Country Club and amateur partner, Cody Paladino skillfully made their way around the South Course today during the first round of the Lake of Isles Pro-Scratch Invitational. Finishing with five birdies on the day, the Paladino’s lead by two-strokes with a three under par 69. Four teams are tied for second at one-under-par 71 and are led by Billy Downes of Hampden C.C., PGA Professional, Jim St. Pierre, David Tiedemann of Shleter Harbor G.C., Dave Dell of Springfield C.C., and Tony Kelley of Wyckoff C.C.
In round two, teams will play the North Course starting at 8:30 AM.
Salito Qualifies for 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by Kitchen Aid
Marrello, Salito, Perez Make the Connecticut Section Proud
Masterful Marrello Wins 22nd Match Play Championship
Record Eight Match Play Championships for MarrelloCLINTON, Conn. – PGA Life Member, Fran Marrello emerges victorious 2 & 1 in the Championship round against Tony Kelley of Wyckoff Country Club today to become the 22nd Match Play Champion. Marrello is now a record eight-time Champion of the Match Play with his first title coming in 1990.
In the Championship match, Kelley bogeyed two of the first eight holes to find himself two down against Marrello. In just three holes, as Kelley eagled the par 5, 11th, the match returned to all square. A Goliath and Goliath match raged on and ended with Marrello birdying the par 3, 17th at Clinton Country Club for a 2 & 1 win over Kelley.
The 22nd Match Play Championship is supported by Golf Max and PGA TOUR.View More
2013 Challenge Cup Team Announced
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (October 16, 2012) - A close race in the 2012 Connecticut PGA Player of the Year points made every point count as The 22nd Match Play Championship raged on. Only a hand-full of PGA Professionals were left in the running for a spot on the 2013 Challenge Cup which was determined today following key match outcomes.
The 2012 Player of the Year, Fran Marrello will lead the following outstanding PGA Professionals against amateur players of the Connecticut State Golf Association in the 2013 Julius Boros Challenge Cup Matches:
*Ron Dellostritto , Wethersfield Country Club
*Denotes Senior Division
Three spots are still open for the Challenge Cup team including two Captain's picks and a spot for the host PGA Professional.View More
Favorites Marrello, Kelley, Farrell Advance in 22nd Match Play Championship
Dark Horse Hedstrom to Face Player of the Year in Final FourCLINTON, Conn. (October 17, 2012) - It is no surprise that PGA Life Member, Fran Marrello (#1 seed), Tony Kelley (#2 seed) of Wyckoff Country Club, and Mark Farrell (#3 seed) of H. Smith Richardson Golf Club all advance to the Final Four in The 22nd Match Play Championship. Kelley is set to face Farrell teeing off at 8:08 tomorrow morning. However, Kyle Hedstrom (#29 seed) of Stanley Golf Course may just give Marrello a run for his money and create a Cinderella story in the final two rounds of the tournament.
At this point, it is truly anyone's tournament to win. Just last year, Tom Gleeton (#41 seed) made it to the Championship match after defeating #9 seed, Ron Dellostritto, #8 seed, Frank Leja, and the #1 seed Paul Barnsley.
The Final Four round will tee off at 8:00 AM and 8:08 AM respectively with the Championship match to follow in the afternoon. The 22nd Match Play Championship is supported by Golf Max and PGA TOUR.