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.
Table of Contents1 - Special Awards Nominations
2 - 2016 Special Award Winners
3 - Past Special Award Winners
4 - Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award