2017 OMEGA PGA Player of the Year
Bob Shea Award Winner - Brent Paladino, PGA
Brent Paladino, Director, Competitions & Communications at the CSGA, won his first Bob Shea Player of the Year title in 2017. Paladino amassed 404.53 points during the 2017 season and sealed Player of the Year honors with his victory at the Omega Match Play Championship at Manchester CC.
Paladino was very steady throughout the season and posted some top finishes at the Connecticut Section PGA Championship (2nd), Connecticut PGA Championship (T8 among section professionals), and the Spring Stroke Play (T3) to help keep him at or near the top of the points list all season. He also earned valuable points through his play at the Connecticut Open and Western Mass Open.
The Player of the Year award began in 1970 and Dick Stranahan won the first two titles. In the 1980's the Player of the Year award was named after Bob Shea who served as the section executive director from 1980-1993.
No one has won more section Player of the Year titles than Paul Ryiz who has won a record nine titles.
|Year||Player of the Year||Senior Player of the Year||Assistant's Player of the Year||Chapter Player of the Year|
|2017||Brent Paladino||Billy Downes||Jordan Gosler|
|2016||Adam Rainaud||Dave Dell||Adam Rainaud|
|2015||Adam Rainaud||Fran Marrello||Adam Rainaud|
|2014||Adam Rainaud||Fran Marrello||Adam Rainaud|
|2013||Kyle Bilodeau||Tony Kelley||Adam Rainaud|
|2012||Fran Marrello||Fran Marrello||Adam D'Amario|
|2011||Kevin Giancola||Fran Marrello||Adam Rainaud|
|2010||Kevin Giancola||Fran Marrello||Adam Rainaud|
|2009||Tony Kelley||Tony Kelley||Joe Mongillo|
|2008||Kevin Giancola||Fran Marrello||Rick Leal|
|2007||Fran Marrello||Fran Marrello||Rick Leal|
|2006||Jim St. Pierre||Mike Grigely||Rick Leal|
|2005||Kevin Giancola||Fran Marrello||Ian Marshall||Mike Zaranek|
|2004||Kevin Giancola||Jack McConachie||Ian Marshall||Mike Zaranek|
|2003||Kevin Giancola||Mike Carney||Mike Martin||Bob Mucha|
|2002||Dave Dell||Jack McConachie||Jim St. Pierre||Tony Kelley|
|2001||John Paesani||Jack McConachie||Jim St. Pierre||Bob Mucha|
|2000||Tony Kelley||Jack McConachie||Colin Amaral||Bob Mucha|
|1999||Tony Kelley||Dennis Coscina||Colin Amaral||Tony Kelley|
|1998||Tom Gleeton||Dennis Coscina|
|1997||John Paesani||Charlie Moore|
|1996||Fran Marrello||Tom Lavinio|
|1995||Fran Marrello||Ralph DeNicolo|
|1994||Fran Marrello||Chuck Lasher|
|1993||Fran Marrello||Charlie Moore|