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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.

This year’s class will be honored at the Hall of Fame and Special Awards Banquet to be held 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.

Click here for the 2020 Nomination Page

Below are the list of 2019 recipients.

2019 Special Awards Recipients

  • Golf Professional of the Year, Jim Hanlon
  • Teacher of the Year, Michel Painchaud
  • Bill Strausbaugh Award, Tony Rowe
  • Horton Smith Award, Ron Beck
  • Player Development Award, Josh Detmer
  • Youth Player Development Award; John Dipollina
  • Merchandiser of the Year (Public), David DiRico
  • Merchandiser of the Year (Private), Justin Foster
  • Assistant Professional of the Year, Richard Bray
  • Patriot Award, Philp Krick Jr.
  • Golf Sales Representative of the Year, Jeff Dibona
  • President’s Award – Doug Elliott
  • Section Player of the Year – Kyle Bilodeau
  • Senior Section Player of the Year – Fran Marrello
  • Junior Golf Association (Boy) Player of the Year: Christopher Pieper
  • Junior Golf Association (Girl) Player of the Year: Mia Scarpati
  • Jack Kelly Girl Sportsmanship: Maggie Montalto
  • Jack Kelly Boy Sportsmanship: Tyler Woodward