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Glastonbury Hills Junior Open RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, August 21

Updated 11:03 AM

**Glastonbury Junior Open cancelled for June 25**


The new date for the Glastonbury Junior Open is Tuesday, August 21. Participants MUST WITHDRAW online by Monday, July 2 for a full 100% refund. If a participant withdraws after next Monday, they will be entitled to 90% of their entry fee up to Wednesday, August 15. Normal no show policy applies within 5 day window of the event.


PGA TOUR Professionals Conducting Junior Clinics TODAY

Attend One of the Five Clinics Today at 2:00 PM

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (June 20, 2012) - The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation announced that they will again be sponsoring the appearances of PGA TOUR professionals at area courses to conduct junior golf clinics during Travelers Championship week. This year, five Travelers Championship PGA TOUR Professional Junior Clinics will be held at five PGA Professional staffed golf facilities, all taking place simultaneously at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 20.
This year, the following facilities were selected to participate:
70 Lyman Road, Middlefield, CT 06455                          (860) 349-6031
289 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107           (860) 521-3156
51 Randeckers Lane, Kensington, CT 06037                   (860) 229-6100
Stanley Golf Course
245 Hartford Road, New Britain, CT 06053                     (860) 827-8570
91 North Street, Hebron, CT 06248                              (860) 646-3437
Each site will host a 30-minute junior golf clinic followed by a 15-minute autograph session from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM. All clinics are open to the public.
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Travelers Championship Open Qualifier Underway

Current Low Leader in with 65

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (June 18, 2012) - The Travelers Championship Open Qualifier is currently underway at Gillette Ridge Golf Club to determine which players of 65 will capture the four spots into the PGA TOUR event, the Travelers Championship, later this week. With 43 players reported, the current leader Patrick Reed, of Houston, Tex., sits at seven-under-par 65.


Click here for the current leaderboard.


Reed, Petrovic, Hazen, Carbone Qualify for Travelers Championship

Six-Under-Par on Back Nine Helps Reed Capture Lead Honors

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Patrick Reed (pictured) of Houston, Texas, Tim Petrovic of Austin, Texas, James Hazen of Miller Place, N.Y., and Michael Carbone of Brewster, Mass. all qualified for the Travelers Championship during the Open Qualifier at Gillette Ridge Golf Club today. Reed fired a miraculous seven-under-par, 65 finishing the last seven holes, six-under-par, to lead the Open Qualifier field. Petrovic, with one bogey and six birdies on the day, had consistency and his father, Bob Petrovic, on his side to shoot a five-under-par 67. Bob Petrovic was a past employee at Gillette Ridge and was able to guide his son around the course just 24 hours after Father’s Day.
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Top 51 Advance to Monday's Travelers Championship Open Qualifier

An Ace Helps Bigley Earn First Place Honors

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (June 13, 2012) - The Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier held today at Gillette Ridge Country Club earned the top 51 finishers a place in the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier on Monday, June 18. Scores in the qualifying group ranged from 69, three-under-par, to 81, nine-over-par, in very tough and wet conditions. The medalist of the day,Bryan Bigley of Schenectady, N.Y., could not have done it without his hole-in-one ace on the par 3, 163 yard fourth hole. Two birdies and a bogey on top of that left him at three-under on the day, better than the other 83 in the field. Jason Thresher of West Suffield, Conn. finished at two-under par in sole second place. Geoffrey Sisk of Marshfield, Mass., Justin Martinson of Avondale, Penn., and Brandon Parker of Auburn, Mass. all finished at one-under-par 71 for third place.


Another notable advancing to the Open Qualifier on Monday is 2011 Boys Junior Connecticut PGA Champion, Monte Mullen of Farmington, Conn. Mullen fired a reasonable eight-over-par, 80 to make his way in.


The Travelers Championship Open Qualifier on Monday will host over 60 amateurs and professionals hoping to punch one of the four tickets into the Travelers Championship, June 20-24, 2012.


Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier Today at Gillette Ridge

Field of 80 vying for 50 Spots into Open Qualifier on Monday

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (June 13, 2012) - The Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier is underway today at Gillette Ridge Golf Club where a field of 80 including 24 amateurs play for a chance to make it into the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier on Monday, June 18. The top 50 finishers including ties will advance to the Open Qualifier Monday where only the top four finishers will then make it in to the Travelers Championship, June 20-24.


Among the 24 amateur players is Monte Mullen of Farmington, Conn. and our 2011 Boy's Junior Connecticut PGA Champion.


Click here for full results throughout the day.


PGA PROFESSIONALS: Register NOW for Section PGA Championships


16th Connecticut PGA Professional Championship

August 13-14, 2012, Wampanoag Country Club

Registration closes 5:00 PM, Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Register Here


61st Connecticut Senior PGA Professional Championship (qualifier only)

August 28, 2012, The Club at River Oaks

Registration closes 5:00 PM, Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Register Here

Special Note: Must register through the section for the Senior Championship; register for qualifier only through the PGA of America.


National Car Rental Connecticut PGA Assistant Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF

September 4, 2012, Bull's Bridge Golf Club

Registration closes 5:00 PM, Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Register Here


Marrello Fires 68 in Golf Max/Golf Pride Pro-Senior Am

Eagle on the Par-5 Second Helps in Early Start

WATERFORD, Conn. (June 4, 2012) – Fran Marrello, PGA Active Member, cards a three-under-par 68 in the Golf Max/Golf Pride Pro-Senior Am today at Great Neck Country Club. After a solid par on the first, Marrello eagles the par-5 second. Two birdies and a bogey with all pars in between rounded out Marrello’s round of 68 in the individual professional contest. Host PGA Professional, Kevin Shea and Adam D'Amario of Indian Hill Country Club finished tied for second with even par 71.


Shea and Great Neck Country Club amateurs Bill Dillon, Jim O'Reilly, and Jim O'Neill took first place honors in the gross/net team competition with a whopping 16-under-par 126. Marrello and amateur partners, Joe Commendatore, Rick Azzara, and Mark Poulin finished in second with ten-under-par 132.

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Salito Wins Walter Lowell PGA Tournament

Solidifies Top Spot in Player of the Year Points

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (May 29, 2012) – Ralph Salito, Head PGA Professional of the Club at River Oaks and Honorary President of the Connecticut Section PGA, takes first place in the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament at the Orchards Golf Club today with a grand total of 26 points in the stableford event. Salito took home $750 for his performance and 40 Player of the Year points giving him sole first place. Salito is also a 2012 Candidate for Secretary of The PGA of America.
Each PGA Member was divided up into one of four divisions, all named for roles that each PGA Professional fulfills every day. In the youngest, Junior Golf Mentor Division, those with 0 to 6 years of PGA Service where led by Joe Mongillo of Hop Meadow Country Club with 19 points in a match of cards. Also at 19 points was Adam D’Amario of Indian Hill Country Club and Mark Farrell of H. Smith Richardson Golf Course.
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Slattery Looking to Defend Title in Walter Lowell PGA Tournament

76 PGA Professionals, Over 1,200 Years of Membership Compete and Honor Public Golf Course of the Year

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (May 25, 2012) - PGA Professional, Ed Slattery of Candlewood Valley Country Club, is the defending Champion and one of five past champions entered for Tuesday's 12th Annual Walter Lowell PGA Tournament at Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, Mass. Last year, Slattery set a new record 32 points in this unique Stableford competition that PGA Professionals of the Connecticut Section PGA call their "Member Tournament". Throughout the competition, PGA Professionals earn one point for par, three points for birdie, and five points for eagle or better.


The Walter Lowell PGA Tournament began in 2001 as a way to honor the top public golf course in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts with namesake, Walter Lowell, a member of The PGA of America Hall of Fame and 1978 PGA of America Golf Professional of the Year. Lowell and his family operated Canton Public Golf Course for over 80 years with a dedicated spirit to make golf fun and available to everyone.

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