2018 Special Award Winners
Gary Sassu 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 2018 Golf Professional of the Year is Gary Sassu from Chippanee Country Club.
The other award winners announced at the meeting included: George Connor (Connor Golf), Teacher of the Year; Joe Connerton (Hartford Golf Club), Bill Strasbaugh Award; John Steffen (Twin Hills CC), Horton Smith Award; Jim Mayo (Jim Mayo Golf), Sales Representative of the Year; and Evan Lambert (Hartford Golf Club), Assistant Professional of the Year.
Merchandiser of the Year awards went to Larry Antinozzi (private) of TPC River Highlands, and Jantzen Vargas (public) of Lake of Isles, while player development honors will be awarded to EJ Altobello (youth) of Tekoa CC, and Paul Banks (player development) of Copper Hill Golf Club.
All the recipients were honored at the Golf Professional of the Year & Special Awards Dinner on Saturday, August 18, at Chippanee Country Club. More than 200 guests were in attendance for the exciting evening.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact Special Awards Committee Chairman Ralph Salito, or call the section office.
Table of Contents1 - 2018 Special Award Winners
2 - Special Awards Nominations
3 - Past Special Award Winners
4 - Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award