Board of Directors

Joe Connerton, PGA
The Hartford Golf Club
Vice President
Jeremy Vitkauskas, PGA
Country Club of Farmington
Jeff Beyer, PGA
Willowbrook Golf Course
Andrew Campbell, PGA
Black Hall Club
Rich Crowe, PGA
Rockledge Golf Club
Geoff Grzywinski
Farmington, Conn.
Brian Murphy
Wethersfield, Conn.
Gary Reynolds, PGA
Farmington, Conn.
Frank Selva, PGA
Bethany, Conn.
Timmie Stathers
Tolland, Conn.
Vic Svenberg, PGA
Granby, Conn.
Gary Wolff
Woodstock, Conn.


Bob Sparks, PGA
Fairview Farm Golf Course
Bill Flood, PGA
Ridgewood Country Club
Chief Executive Officer
Tom Hantke, PGA
South Glastonbury, Conn.

The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock corporation that received approval from the Internal Revenue Service on January 17, 1995, to be classified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation was founded to provide information and services to youth golf and special needs golfers, and to promote the game to the public at large. It is intended to serve golf throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.


Since its inception, one of the primary objectives of the Foundation has been the support of youth golf programs and activities, including the underwriting of the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association and the PGA Junior Golf TOUR. The Foundation also strives to help fund community programs and initiatives that serve youth golfers, Special Olympians, and physically challenged golfers.

The Connecticut Section, PGA Golf Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”) 501(c)(3) stated purpose/mission with golf programs targeting examples of the following:
  • Youth golfers age 18 and under
  • Minorities
  • Physically and intellectually challenged individuals
Dollars contributed to the Foundation are completely tax-deductible.
The Foundation strives to raise money in many ways, including but not limited to solicitation of gifts, grants and contributions from corporations, businesses, private citizens, and other foundations. Also, PGA Professionals participate in the annual section fund raising drive, entitled Drive for the Game (a day chosen at their facility).
Youth golf groups, junior golf programs at golf courses, and others are encouraged to complete a Foundation Grant Application to seek funding for these efforts.
Donate to the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation online! 
To learn more about the mission of the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation, please read Russ Held's in-depth profile "Connecticut Section PGA's Golf Foundation 'helping people improve their lives through golf.''

Foundation Charity Classic a Huge Success

Thank you to all who participated and donated

We hope you enjoyed this year's event. Hartford Golf Club is an outstanding facility and plays a great host for us each year. Everyone agreed that the course was in pristine condition.

Those who had a chance to interact with some of the golfers who benefit from the Foundation’s grant programs, must have felt proud of where their investment was going. Those who spoke at dinner from The First Tee of Connecticut, Golfers In Motion, and the Connecticut PGA Junior Golf Association all expressed how golf, and the Foundation, has truly made an impact on their lives.

Without the support of the sponsors and golfers, this event would not be possible. Through their generosity,the Foundation was able to raise $23,000 through the Silent Auction, Raffle, and Max Moola contest alone. These funds will enable us to continue to financially support not only the programs whose benefactors spoke at dinner, but many others.

On behalf of the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation, we want thank  this year's sponsors and participants for making the event a huge success. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s event.


Gary Reynolds, PGA                               

Joe Connerton, PGA

Frank Selva, PGA

Connecticut Section PGA