2015 NEPGA Awards Night
The New England PGA Awards Night was held this Saturday, November 7th at The Haven Country Club in Boylston, MA. Close to 200 attended to honor the fifteen award winners and Hall of Fame Inductees from every corner of the Section. Thank you to The Haven Country Club for hosting and congratulations to all of our winners.
Front Row from L-R Youth Player Development Award Winner Jim Salinetti, PGA Winchester CC, Horton Smith Award Winner Rob Jarvis, PGA Bangor Municipal GC, Bill Strausbaugh Award Winner Joanne Flynn, PGA Windham CC, Deacon Palmer Award Winner Ray Lajoie, PGA Worcester CC, Teacher of the Year Graham Cunningham, PGA Framingham Country Club, Merchandiser of the Year Private Winner Mark Gammons, PGA Black Rock Country Club.
Back Row from L-R Assistant Professional of the Year Mark Aldrich, PGA Worcester CC, Merchandiser of the Year Resort Winner RJ Austin, PGA PTE Golf, Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Sheerin, PGA Abenaqui CC, Professional of the Year Allan Belden, PGA Worcester CC, Hall of Fame Inductee Donnie Lyons, PGA Reedy Meadow, Patriot Award Winner Bob Giusti, PGA CC of Halifax and Player Development Award Winner Brian Bickford, PGA Val Halla Golf & Rec Center. Merchandiser of the Year Public Winner John Tuffin, PGA Pinehills GC and Skip Wogan Player of the Year Shawn Warren, PGA Falmouth CC (ME) are missing from the picture. Congratulations to all.
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Rob Jarvis, PGA Elected as Section President
Boylston, MA - The New England Section PGA of America held its Annual Meeting yesterday, October 26th, at The Haven Country Club in Boylston, MA. Rob Jarvis, PGA, the Assistant Professional at Bangor Municipal Golf Course, was elected President. Ron Bibeau, PGA, the Executive Director of The First Tee of Maine, was elected Vice-President. Allan Belden, PGA, the Head Professional at Worcester Country Club was elected Secretary. Larry Kelley, PGA and owner of Five Star Golf Cars is now the Honorary President. The new Vermont Chapter District Director is David Soucy, PGA, General Manager at Green Mountain National. He replaces Zack Wyman, PGA who served for the past six years. Mike Bradshaw, PGA, Head Professional at Kirkbrae Country Club, is the new District Director for the Rhode Island Chapter. He replaces Troy Pare, PGA who served the RI Chapter the past six years.
Hanefeld Captures Inaugural Avidia Bank Cup
2-time New England PGA Player of the Year and 2015 Senior Champion Kirk Hanefeld, PGA of Stow Acres CC captured the inaugural Avidia Cup sponsored by Avidia Bank, which culminated today at Weston Golf Club in Weston, MA. Hanefeld used a solid performance throughout the season to position himself in the Top-5 entering the Avidia Cup Finals, and his 3-under par 69 was good enough for solo second place and a grand total of 2,800 points, to overtake regular season points leader Rich Berberian, PGA of Windham Country Club.