BOYLSTON, Mass. — John Rainone, PGA, has long been a respected member of the Rhode Island Chapter for his record as a Professional, a player, and as a leader. Rainone, who is entering his 22nd season as Head Professional at North Kingstown Golf Course, has served at every level of Chapter leadership in addition to two separate stints on the Section’s Tournament Committee. For his efforts, Rainone has been awarded the 2022 Rhode Island Chapter Golf Professional of the Year.

Rainone’s vision and leadership has helped cement North Kingstown as one of the premier public facilities in the state.  During the past two seasons he has successfully capitalized on the golf boom, increasing the course’s annual rounds played from 35,000 to 50,000.  North Kingstown is also set to host the 90th Rhode Island Open this August.

In reflecting upon this achievement, Rainone wanted to thank those who helped him along his journey; “Being named the Rhode Island Golf Professional of the Year is a tremendous honor,” said Rainone. “I would especially like to thank Tom Tetrault who had a big influence in my career. I wish he was still here so I could thank him.”

In addition to being a PGA member, Rainone is also a long-time member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and has taught at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area in Exeter, RI each winter.

Rainone is one of seven individuals to earn recognition for their service and dedication to their profession as the Rhode Island Chapter announced its full slate of 2022 award winners. The Chapter looks forward to celebrating these recipients during the Fall Meeting at Alpine Country Club on October 18th.

The complete list of the seven individuals recognized as 2022 Rhode Island Chapter Award Winners includes:

Award winners are selected through a thorough process. Nominees are submitted to the Chapter Awards Committee and Board of Directors by a fellow PGA member. Nominees then complete their award application, and the Awards Committee carefully reviews each application before making its recommendations to the Rhode Island Chapter Board of Directors.