2017 Drive for the Game Participants

Thank you to the following PGA Professionals for their Support!

2017 Fundraising
Rob Barbeau
Old Lyme Country Club
Marc Bayram
Timberlin Golf Club
Jason Beffert
Lyman Orchards Golf Club
Jeff Beyer
Willow Brook Golf Course
Sean Busca
Clinton Country Club
Andrew Campbell
Black Hall Club
Joe Connerton
Hartford Golf Club
George Connor
Farmington Woods Country Club
EJ Altobello
Tekoa Country Club
Dave Dell
Springfield Country Club
Ron Dellostritto
Wethersfield Country Club
John Dipollina
North Ridge Golf Course
David DiRico
Western Mass Golf Show
Mike Myszkowski
Stonington Country Club
Tim Gavronski
Shuttle Meadow Country Club
Tom Gleeton
Country Club of Waterbury
Tom Halsted
Sharon Country Club
Dan DiRico
PGA Life Member
Kyle Hedstrom
Stanley Golf Course
Joe Cordani
Hop Meadow Country Club
Ron Pfaefflin
Norfolk Country Club
Howie Friday
Tumble Brook Country Club
John Lucas
Quarry Ridge Golf Course
Ian Marshall
Watertown Golf Club
Stan McLennan
Suffield Country Club
Mark Moriarty
The First Tee of Connecticut
John Nowobilski
Tallwood Country Club
Nick Rykoski
The Tradition at Oak Lane
John Cook
Manchester Country Club
Bob Sparks
Fairview Farms Country Club
Zac Stennett
Tallwood Country Club
Jeff Swanson
Cedar Knob Golf Course
David Twohig
Amherst Golf Club
Jeremy Vitkauskas
Country Club of Farmington
Gary Sassu
Chippanee Golf Course
Glenn Carlson
Torrington Country Club
Jan Wivestead
Crestbrook Park Golf Course

Drive for the Game

The Drive For The Game campaign is the primary fund raising initiative of the section and its PGA Professionals for the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation, Inc. This program is vital to sustain the section's Junior Golf Association and Junior Golf TOUR as well as dozens of other organizations which cannot operate without the Foundation's financial support.
As you plan and complete your fundraising initiatives, please report your dates, participants, and dollars raised to Sally Sohn
at ssohn@pgahq.com including the submission of your fundraising contract.
Since 2002, PGA Professionals of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts have been conducting various activities such as benefiting tournaments, golf marathons, instruction marathons, closest to the hole contests, long drive contests, and beat the pro contests with all donations going to the Foundation. In 10 years, their collective efforts have succeeded in raising over $1,000,000 for junior golf, golf for people with disabilities, and diversity golf. 




The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation and the Junior Golf Association (JGA) are looking for help in starting this new and exciting fundraising program.


The JGA is a fun and welcoming place for youth golfers aged 10-18 to be able to compete and play at some of the areas top courses in Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County) and Western Massachusetts. Boys and girls who have played on the TOUR have gone on to play at the collegiate level and some are now PGA Professionals in our Section. Each year the Foundation completely underwrites the Junior TOUR because of the fundraising efforts of our PGA Professionals. Because of these efforts, JGA member dues and tournament dues have not changed in nine years! We hope to continue this trend and want you to involve yourself through this initiative. The Foundation also helps support other causes around the section such as Special Olympics, Golfers in Motion, PGA Junior League, and many more.


Modeled after PGA Professional Stan McLennan's program at Suffield Country Club, this program aims to engage Certifying Professionals, JGA Members, and their respective golf clubs in a summer long fundraising effort. Each JGA member and his or her certifying professional will collect pledge donations for each birdie made while on the Junior Golf TOUR this season. Birdies will be tracked throughout the season and each club can display the results in their own manner.


All participants in this fundraiser will gain access to the PGA Pro-Junior tournament at the Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, Mass. This event is open to only 75 entrants so it is very beneficial to have first crack at this fun and exciting event. 


Ask your certifying PGA Professional about the program and how to collect donations. Any questions can also be directed to the Section Office as well.