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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.



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



2016 Jack Kelly Sportsmanship Award


Montana McMahon

Simsbury, Conn.


Austin Rupp

Suffield, Conn.




2016 JGA Player of the Year


Mia Grzywinski

Farmington, Conn.


Noah Peterson

East Longmeadow, Mass.




2016 Section Player of the Year


Adam Rainaud

Black Hall Club




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.