Skip to Content

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.

Each year, the Connecticut Section PGA presents ten awards to recognize outstanding performance and superior achievements by members of our section. For 2019, the Officers and Board of Directors are asking you, the members of the Connecticut Section, to submit the names of those you feel are deserving of one of these awards to Chairman Sean Busca and the Special Awards Committee. For your convenience, you may use the Special Awards Nomination Form. PGA members may nominate more than one professional for any award and may also nominate as many professionals as they wish. The committee will also have the option to place additional names in the group for consideration.

All nominees will then be notified and will be asked to submit documentation to the committee for review.

As always, the Committee will then review all nominations and present their recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval. The winners will be announced at the Spring Membership Meeting.

  • Special Award Categories
  • Golf Professional of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Youth Player Development Award
  • Bill Strausbaugh Award
  • Horton Smith Award
  • Player Development Award
  • Merchandiser of the Year (Private)
  • Merchandiser of the Year (Public)
  • Assistant Professional of the Year
  • Sale Rep of the Year
  • President’s Award
  • Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award