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2016 SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

Golf Professional of the Year

Ron Dellostritto, PGA

Wethersfield Country Club

 

Teacher of the Year

Paul Ramee, PGA

Bull's Bridge Golf Club

 

Youth Player Development Award

Kyle Hedstrom, PGA

Stanley Golf Course


Bill Strausbaugh Award

Rob Barbeau, PGA

Old Lyme Country Club

 

Horton Smith Award

Joe Connerton, PGA

Hartford Golf Club

 

Public Merchandiser of the Year

Bobby Brown, PGA

Tashua Knolls Golf Course

 

Private Merchandiser of the Year

Sean Busca, PGA

Clinton Country Club

 

Assistant Professional of the Year

Justin Foster, PGA

Bull's Bridge Golf Club

 

Player Development Award

Joe Starzec, PGA 

Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club 

 

Sales Representative of the Year

Jeff DiBona

Martin Golf


President's Award

Tom Gleeton

Country Club of Waterbury

Ian Marshall

Watertown Golf Club

 

Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award

Rockledge Golf Club

West Hartford, Conn.

 

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

 

Bob Bodington

PGA Life Member

 

Tony Rowe

Ellington Ridge Country Club

 

Paul Ryiz

Brownson Country Club

 

Ted Pisk

PGA Life Member

 

Stan Pisk

Deceased PGA Member
 

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2016 Jack Kelly Sportsmanship Award

 

Montana McMahon

Simsbury, Conn.

 

Austin Rupp

Suffield, Conn.

 

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2016 JGA Player of the Year

 

Mia Grzywinski

Farmington, Conn.

 

Noah Peterson

East Longmeadow, Mass.

 

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2016 Section Player of the Year

 

Adam Rainaud

Black Hall Club

 

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2016 Senior Player of the Year

 

David Dell

Springfield Country Club

  

 

 

2016 Special Award Winners

Ron Dellostritto to be Honored as Golf Professional of the Year

 

 

 

 Each year, the Connecticut Section PGA presents ten awards to recognize outstanding performance and superior achievements by members of our section. The Special Awards Committee reviewed all nominations and present their recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval. The winners were announced at the Spring Membership Meeting.

 

The  2016 Golf Professional of the Year is Ron Dellostritto. Dellostritto has spent nine years as head golf professional at Wethersfield Country Club, which celebrates its centennial anniversary this season. “With the 100th Anniversary, it was already a special year there, this just adds to it,’’ Dellostritto said. “This is a huge thrill for me, I was in shock when they told me about it. It has crossed my mind at times . . .  (because) when you get so involved in the Section, you see your fellow former officers also recognized for what they do.’’

 

The other award winners announced at the meeting include: Paul Ramee (Bull’s Bridge CC), Teacher of the Year; Rob Barbeau (Old Lyme CC), Bill Strasbaugh Award; Joe Connerton (Hartford GC), Horton Smith Award; Jeff DiBona (Martin Golf), Sales Representative of the Year; and Justin Foster (Bull’s Bridge CC), Assistant Professional of the Year.

 

Merchandiser of the Year awards went to Sean Busca (private club) of Clinton CC and Bobby Brown (public course) of Tashua Knolls GC, while player development honors will be awarded to Kyle Hedstrom (youth) of Stanley GC and Joe Starzec (player development) of Pine Orchard Yacht & CC.

 

All the recipients will be honored at the Special Awards Dinner at Wethersfield Country Club on July 9.

 

Thank you for your participation in this important membership process. If you have any comments or questions, please contact Special Awards Committee chairman Peter Pulaski, or call the section office.