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Hall of Fame and Special Awards

Hall of Fame and Special Awards

The Hall of Fame was been established in 2008 to acknowledge PGA Professionals for their dedication and contributions to the game of golf and the Connecticut Section. Professionals that are inducted are honored for their service and historical impact on their fellow members, the golfers that they have served, and for the support of the PGA mission statement of growing the game and making golf a better game for all.

The following eligibility requirements must be met for consideration for induction into the Connecticut PGA Professional Hall of Fame: must be a minimum of 50 years old; must have been affiliated with the section for a minimum of 10 years; and must have been a member of The PGA of America for a minimum of 20 years.

Last year’s class was honored at the Hall of Fame and Special Awards Banquet to  on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Conn.

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Michael Bailey
  • Lindsey Hansen
  • Chuck Lasher

Each year, the Connecticut Section PGA presents ten awards to recognize outstanding performance and superior achievements by members of our section.

Below are the list of 2020 recipients.

2020 Special Awards Recipients

  • Golf Professional of the Year, Ian Marshall
  • Teacher of the Year, Marc Bayram
  • Bill Strausbaugh Award, Philip Krick, Jr.
  • Professional Development Award, Francis Kringle
  • Player Development Award, Jon Wilson
  • Youth Player Development Award; Brian Phelps
  • Merchandiser of the Year (Public), William Street
  • Merchandiser of the Year (Private), Steve Madison
  • Assistant Professional of the Year, Jeff Beale
  • Patriot Award, John Nowobilski
  • Golf Sales Representative of the Year, Bill Hermanson
  • President’s Award – TBD
  • Section Player of the Year – TBD
  • Senior Section Player of the Year – TBD
  • Junior Golf Association (Boy) Player of the Year: Aidan Stuart
  • Junior Golf Association (Girl) Player of the Year: Annie Dai
  • Jack Kelly Girl Sportsmanship: Leslie Li
  • Jack Kelly Boy Sportsmanship: John Soltys