Golf Professional of the Year

Bill Flood, PGA

Ridgewood Country Club


Teacher of the Year

David Bove, PGA

Tashua Knolls Golf Course


Youth Player Development Award

Jennifer Barnsley, PGA

Race Brook Country Club

Bill Strausbaugh Award

John Korolyshun, PGA

Active Member


Horton Smith Award

Ron Beck, PGA

Fox Hopyard Golf Club


Public Merchandiser of the Year

Bill Rosenblum, PGA

The Ranch Golf Club


Private Merchandiser of the Year

William Wallis, PGA

New Haven Country Club


Assistant Professional of the Year

Josh Detmer, PGA

Wethersfield Country Club


Player Development Award

Vic Svenberg, PGA 

Life Member


Sales Representative of the Year

John Fagan

Wilson Staff

President's Award



Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award

Tashua Knolls Golf Course

Trumbull, Conn.



2017 Hall of Fame Inductees


Ken Doyle

Hop Meadow Country Club


Joe Paesani

The Bay Club


George Hunter

Deceased PGA Member


Ed Rubis

Deceased PGA Member



2017 Jack Kelly Sportsmanship Award

Mia Gryzwinski

Kyle Camello



2017 JGA Player of the Year

Mia Gryzwinski

Noah Straub



2017 Section Player of the Year





2017 Senior Player of the Year





2017 Special Award Winners

William Flood to be Honored as Golf Professional of the Year

Each year, the Connecticut Section PGA presents ten awards to recognize outstanding performance and superior achievements by members of our section. The Special Awards Committee reviewed all nominations and present their recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval. The winners were announced at the Spring Membership Meeting.

The  2017 Golf Professional of the Year is William Flood from Ridgewood Country Club.

The other award winners announced at the meeting include: Dave Bove (Tashua Knolls GC), Teacher of the Year; John Korolyshun (PGA Active Member), Bill Strasbaugh Award; Ron Beck (Fox Hopyard GC), Horton Smith Award; John Fagan (Wilson Staff), Sales Representative of the Year; and Josh Detmer (Wethersfield CC), Assistant Professional of the Year.

Merchandiser of the Year awards went to William Wallis (private) of New Haven CC, and Bill Rosenblum (public) of The Ranch GC, while player development honors will be awarded to Jennifer Barnsley (youth) of Race Brook CC, and Vic Svenberg (player development) a PGA Life Member.

All the recipients will be honored at the Golf Professional of the Year & Special Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 10, at Glastonbury Hills Country Club

Thank you for your participation in this important membership process. If you have any comments or questions, please contact Special Awards Committee chairman Peter Pulaski, or call the section office.