2013 Spring PGA Membership Meeting Held at The Hartford Golf Club
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (March 25, 2013) – The 2013 Spring PGA Membership Meeting & Education Forum supported by Bouvier Insurance was a roaring success yesterday at The Hartford Golf Club with 184 attendees learning about our Association, section, and its membership. The morning began with 154 PGA Members and Apprentices attending and meeting with over 30 partner and allied association guests during registration.
Once the meeting began, attendees heard from partners, allied associations, Frank Selva, President of the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation, and featured speaker, Kerry Haigh, Chief Championships Officer with The PGA of America. The formal session of the meeting then began with Past Presidents’ Perspectives, and Officer, Executive Director, and District Director Reports. Special announcements were then heard by Nick Pahoulis of the CSGA, and Dennis Coscina, captain of the PGA’s 42nd Julius Boros Challenge Cup Team.
Following a brief morning break, each of the section’s ten committees gave their reports detailing the work they have accomplish since their appointments in January. A “housekeeping” resolution was passed and the exhibitor raffle was conducted before adjournment.View More
Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation Awards Nearly $30,000 in Financial Grants
New Officers & Directors Elected at Foundation Annual Meeting
BERLIN, Conn. (March 14, 2013) – The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation announced their 2013 Financial Grant Recipients today during their Annual Meeting at Shuttle Meadow Country Club. Over 20 programs, events, and organizations will benefit from the nearly $30,000 the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation granted, which means countless lives changed forever.
The recipients of 2013 financial grants are: The First Tee of Connecticut; the Stan Trojonowski Junior Tournament; SARAH Inc. (Special Olympics Golf Team); Physically Challenged and Special Olympics Golf Clinics at Lyman Orchards; Gaylord Hospital Sports Association; Don Miklus LPGA Girls Golf & Disabled Golf; Mount Sinai Golfers in Motion Rehabilitation Program; Special Olympics of Connecticut; Special Olympics of Massachusetts; the Charlie Ormsby Golf Clinic; and countless other Junior Golf tournaments.View More
Tragedy at Sandy Hook ElementaryThe Connecticut Section PGA and our PGA Professionals in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts express our deepest condolences to the Newtown community. This is very difficult for any of us to understand. Our thoughts and prayers are with all that have lost friends or family in this tragedy.
Mike O'Grady Elected 33rd President of the Connecticut Section PGA
Flood Elected Vice President & Marshall Elected Secretary
Travelers Championship Presents $33,700 to the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation
The Annual Travelers Championship Charity Celebration
Zaranek/Goodhind Take Del Kinney Pro-Pro in Playoff
Western Massachusetts Professionals Earn Top Three Honors
Co-Victors Declared in Lake of Isles Pro-Scratch
Five Playoff Holes Played at Two-Under-Par
NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (October 23, 2012) – The Paladino Brothers, Brent of New Haven Country Club and Cody, battled it out against Jim St.Pierre of Redding Country Club (Met PGA) and T.J. Trimboli in extra holes following regular play in round two of the Lake of Isles Pro-Scratch. Both teams fired a two-day total of seven-under-par, 137 and proceeded to go two-under-par in the first five playoff holes before darkness settled in.
In round two, St.Pierre and Trimboli fired a six-under-par 66 with 6 birdies in 9 holes. "The course was in very good shape," says St.Pierre. "The wind was down so it played a little easier than normal."
Following their three-under-par round yesterday, B. Paladino and C. Paladino made four key birdies on their way to a 68 today.
Proficient Paladinos Lead Lake of Isles Pro-Scratch
Nine Teams at Even Par or Better
NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (October 22, 2012) – PGA Professional, Brent Paladino of New Haven Country Club and amateur partner, Cody Paladino skillfully made their way around the South Course today during the first round of the Lake of Isles Pro-Scratch Invitational. Finishing with five birdies on the day, the Paladino’s lead by two-strokes with a three under par 69. Four teams are tied for second at one-under-par 71 and are led by Billy Downes of Hampden C.C., PGA Professional, Jim St. Pierre, David Tiedemann of Shleter Harbor G.C., Dave Dell of Springfield C.C., and Tony Kelley of Wyckoff C.C.
In round two, teams will play the North Course starting at 8:30 AM.
Salito Qualifies for 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by Kitchen Aid
Marrello, Salito, Perez Make the Connecticut Section Proud
Masterful Marrello Wins 22nd Match Play Championship
Record Eight Match Play Championships for MarrelloCLINTON, Conn. – PGA Life Member, Fran Marrello emerges victorious 2 & 1 in the Championship round against Tony Kelley of Wyckoff Country Club today to become the 22nd Match Play Champion. Marrello is now a record eight-time Champion of the Match Play with his first title coming in 1990.
In the Championship match, Kelley bogeyed two of the first eight holes to find himself two down against Marrello. In just three holes, as Kelley eagled the par 5, 11th, the match returned to all square. A Goliath and Goliath match raged on and ended with Marrello birdying the par 3, 17th at Clinton Country Club for a 2 & 1 win over Kelley.
The 22nd Match Play Championship is supported by Golf Max and PGA TOUR.View More