2017 SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

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

T.B.A.

 

Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award

Tashua Knolls Golf Course

Trumbull, Conn.

 

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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
 

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2017 Jack Kelly Sportsmanship Award

Mia Gryzwinski

Kyle Camello

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2017 JGA Player of the Year

Mia Gryzwinski

Noah Straub

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2017 Section Player of the Year

 

T.B.D.

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2017 Senior Player of the Year

 

T.B.D.

  

 

Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award

Annually, the Connecticut Section PGA Officers and Board of Directors nominate all public golf courses in the section that employ a PGA Professional for the Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award. For the sixteenth consecutive year, the section will honor a public golf course for its dedication to the promotion of the game of golf.

 

 

It was announced at the Spring Membership Meeting at the Golf Club of Avon that this year's recipient will be Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford, Conn. Rocklegde was selected for this honor based on an unwavering effort to make golf fun and accessible to all, the advancement of the understanding and application of the Rules of Golf, the enforcement of proper etiquette among its patrons, the promotion of the traditions and values of the game, and the promotion of Junior Golf programs. The award will be presented to PGA Professional Rich Crowe and representatives of the Town of West Hartford at the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament on Tuesday, May 31, at Mill River Country Club.

 

If you have any questions about the award or its process, please feel free to contact the Special Awards Committee Chairman Peter Pulaski or Sue Bell.

 

Past recipients:

2015  Richter Park Golf Course

2014  Willow Brook Golf Course

2013  H. Smith Richardson Golf Course

2012  Copper Hill Golf Course

2011  Alling Memorial Golf Course

2010  Stanley Golf Course

2009  East Mountain Country Club

2008  Shennecossett Golf Course  

2007  Tunxis Plantation Golf Course

2006  Skungamaug River Golf Course

2005  Timberlin Golf Course

2004  Tallwood Country Club

2003  Lyman Orchards Golf Course

2002  Raceway Golf Club

2001  Canton Public Golf Course

 

 

 

Table of Contents

1 - 2017 Special Award Winners
2 - Special Awards Nominations
3 - Past Special Award Winners
4 - Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award