Hall of Fame Inductee Classes

 

2016

Bob Bodington

Tony Rowe

Paul Ryiz

Stanley and Ted Pisk

 

2015

Tim Gavronski

Tony Kelley

Jim Orsi

 

2014

Bill Fox

Tom Gleeton

Jack McConachie

 

2013

Ron Beck

Fran Marrello

Vic Svenberg

 

2012

Jimmy Nichols

John Nowobilski

 

2011

Henry Bontempo

Walter "Wally" Chicon

Donald F. Gliha

Joel  Smith

 

2010

Edward "Eddie" Burke

Doug Dalziel

Frank Kringle

John McGoldrick

 

2009

Don Hoenig

Harry Nettelbladt

Captain C.H. Perkins

 

2008

Dennis Coscina

Ralph DeNicolo

Bob Kay

Walter Lowell

Gary Reynolds

Frank Selva

Stan Staszowski

Dick Stranahan

2017 PGA Hall of Fame and Champions Tribute

The fourth-annual Connecticut PGA Hall of Fame Induction and Champions Tribute will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Lake of Isles. The awards evening will include the induction of a new class into the Hall of Fame, presentation of trophies to the winners of the 2017 PGA Member Championship events, as well as honoring the Player of the Year, Senior Player of the Year, and the winner of the President’s Award. Registration is now open. Cost for attending is $37.50 each and includes hors d'oeuvres from 5-6 PM and a light buffet dinner beginning at 6 PM. Open seating is limited to the first 220 to register. The deadline to register is November 14. Business casual attire is appropriate.

A group room rate of $119 plus taxes has been arranged at Foxwoods Resort. Reservations for the Fox Tower may be made in one of two ways:

               1)    Phone – 800-369-9663, and enter #, 2, 1.   Reference Group Code M1CPG1119R

               2)    Online – https://aws.passkey.com/go/ctpga2017

Reservations are limited and must be made by November 6.

If you have any questions, please call Sue Bell at 860-430-2302 or email sbell@pgahq.com.

 

The 2017 Class of Inductees:
 

ED RUBIS (posthumously)
 
 

A former TOUR player and longtime head professional at Chicopee Country Club, “Eddie” Rubis was a member of The PGA of America for 42 years. Among his many championship wins were the Connecticut PGA Championship in 1961, 64, 65, 72, and 74; and the Senior Connecticut PGA Championship in 1983 and 84. He was a member of the South Florida Section at the time of his death in 2002.

 

     

GEORGE HUNTER (posthumously)
 

 

 

 

 

George Hunter served as Head Golf Professional at Meriden Municipal Golf Course for many years. After his retirement in 1967, the name of the course was officially changed to George Hunter Memorial Golf Course. It remains the only facility in the section to bear the name of a PGA Member. He was the winner of the Connecticut PGA Championship in 1934.

     

JOHN PAESANI
 


 

 

 

 

 

John Paesani has been a PGA Member for 31 years. He was the head professional at Norwich Golf Course for 26 years before moving to the New England Section where he is currently the head professional at The Bay Club. He was an active member of section governance serving for many years on the Board of Directors and as Tournament Committee Chairman. Paesani had an impressive playing career in the section, winning The Connecticut PGA Championship three times (1997, 93, 91), the Connecticut PGA Professional Championship twice (1997, 2001)and was the Player of the Year four times (1990-91, 97, 01).

     
KEN DOYLE
  



 
 

Ken Doyle has been a member of the PGA for 40 years. He has been the Director of Instruction at Hop Meadow Country Club for the last 10 years. Prior to that, he was the head professional there for 30 years. Always eager for new and innovative teaching techniques, he has attended every Teaching and Coaching Summit that has been offered by both The PGA of America and the Connecticut Section. Doyle is one of the most respected and sought after instructors in the section

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

1 - 2017 PGA Hall of Fame and Champions Tribute
2 - Connecticut Section PGA Professional Hall of Fame
3 - Hall of Fame Inductees