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Connecticut PGA Section Awards Barry Dennis as Sales Representative of the Year

15 Sep

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Barry Dennis represents the golf-inspired sportswear company, Greg Norman Collection, as well as a premium brand of performance apparel named Dunning Golf. This past August, Tharanco Lifestyles announced Barry Dennis was awarded Sales Representative of the Year by the Connecticut PGA Section!

Tharanco Lifestyles, created by Haresh Tharani and Michael Setola, owns Dunning Golf and is partnered with the Greg Norman Collection. The Greg Norman Collection is a leading worldwide marketer of authentic golf apparel and sportswear for men and women.

The award is given to a golf manufacturer sales representative who has made significant contributions towards golf products and services. Barry Dennis received and was honored for this award at the Special Awards Dinner at Twin Hills Country Club.

Farmington Woods Golf Instructor Honored 2014 Youth Player Development Award

8 Sep

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Farmington Woods golf instructor, George DeVita has been awarded the 2014 Youth Player Development Award from the Professional Golfers’ Association for developing local youth golf programs.

DeVita formed a golf instruction program and nonprofit called PE2Tee with the help of professional golfer, Suzy Whaley. This program is intended for kindergarten to fifth grade students. DeVita and Whaley plan to show P.E. teachers and students how to use the golfing equipment.

DeVita states, “This equipment really makes it fun. It’s colorful and what makes it exciting for us and for the P.E. teachers is to see the smiles on the kid’s faces. It’s great.”

DeVita aims in the future to create “lifelong golfers” who will share their joy of playing the game with their families and friends.

Dave DiRico named Golf Professional of the Year

3 Sep

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Dave DiRico was recently named Golf Professional of the Year at the 2014 Connecticut Section PGA Spring Membership Meeting held at Twin Hills Country Club. To begin the meeting, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of America, Peter Bevacqua, updated all of the attendees with insight on the golf industry and future plans of the PGA of America.

Additionally, Sponsors and guests delivered messages on their perspective businesses for the upcoming golf season. A relevant announcement was made for golf professionals: the PGA Preferred Golf Course Insurance Program announced that they are offering insurance coverage for golf shops.

Following the announcements, the 2014 Special Award winners were named. All of the special awards will be given to the award winners at a banquet later this year to congratulate them. For the names of the people given special awards along with more information about the meeting, click here.


Tip Of The Day

13 Aug

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Everyone could use a lesson or two to improve their game. This tip is to help your problem area of hybrids and irons. Today we bring you a tip from PGA Professional, Jay Perkins. Perkins has been a member of the PGA since 1982 and is currently in the MAPGA Senior Association Tournament Member since 2010. This tip was brought to you by the PGA:

“Handy Sandy: To many people think that a sand wedge is just for bunker shots. The sand wedge should be used for sand shots as well as most pitch shots to the green.  The sand wedge whether a 54-degree or 58-degree has “bounce” on the sole of the club. This is where the back trailing edge is lower than the front leading edge, but used properly or improperly as the case may be is a very forgiving design built into this specific club to help in a variety of lies and situations. Use it on your short approaches instead of a pitching wedge you will be surprised!”

Tiger Woods Plays His Fifth Year In Notah Begay's Charity Event

4 Aug

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Tiger Woods is back, and this time he is back to play for charity. Next month Tiger Woods will be playing in Notah Begay’s charity event! The event will be taking place on August 27th at the Turning Stone Resort.

Taking part in the NB3 Foundation Challenge marks Wood’s fifth time participating. This year he gets the privilege to be teamed with Jimmy Walker and Jason Dufner. Other golfers who will be participating in the event are Angel Cabrera and Louis Oosthuizen.

The Notah Begay III Foundation helps to improve Native American health and is hosting the event to raise awareness about health issues that Native Americans are facing.

CT National: One of New England Golf Monthly’s Favorites

17 Jan

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Connecticut National is the favorite course of the state for many avid golfers.  Its new owner has expanded the course, allowing for the word national to be added, and imported fescue and added bunkers during the multi million dollar renovation.  The course provides an unforgettable experience and according to Frank Mingone from New England Golf Monthly, it is his favorite course in the state! Read More

New League Forming, Weekday Specials, Spring Lesson Special

23 Apr

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A new league is forming on Tuesday nights. It is a two person team format and will consist of weekly matches. Starting up in mid May there will be weekly cash prizes awarded and dinner specials.

We have weekday specials running right now for $40 per player for 18 holes golf and cart and a $5 food voucher. This weekend, April 27th – 28th, we are running a spring special $50 for golf cart and a $5 food voucher.  The course is in great shape!

This spring we a running a lesson special!  A one hour lesson for a half hour will be priced at only $40!  Please contact the pro shop for details at (860) 928-7748 or email jwest@ctnationalgolf.com.

CT National launches new website

4 Oct

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Connecticut National Golf Course is proud to release their new website for www.CTnationalGolf.com. The newly designed website is built on a WordPress platform and has up to date information for the CT National Course including their history, score card, rates and more. The website design was completed by Collective Thought Media and New England Publishing Group.

For more information please contact:

Greg Sampson | greg@nepubinc.com

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