BOYLSTON, Mass. — The Maine Chapter is proud to announce that Dan Venezio, PGA has been named their 2022 Golf Professional of the Year.

Venezio, who grew up just outside of Albany, NY, found his passion for golf at Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland, NY. He spent many summer days there either playing, practicing, or working in the bag room.

Through that experience Venezio decided to make golf his career and enrolled in Penn State’s Golf Management Program. While completing his degree, he landed an internship at the Myopia Hunt Club and has been a part of the New England Section ever since.

Following graduation, Venezio spent eight seasons at Myopia as an Assistant Professional before taking the Head Professional position at Portland Country Club in 2016. “As Head Professional at Portland Country Club, I strive to provide the membership with a top-notch experience through tournament experiences, instruction programs, and a welcoming environment for golfers of all abilities,” said Venezio.

In addition to his duties at Portland CC, Venezio has been a dedicated member of the New England Section having served through the Assistants Association, the Maine Chapter, and the Section. He is currently the Vice-President of the Maine Chapter and a member of the Section Tournament Committee.

Despite his busy schedule, Venezio continues to take great pride in his own game when time allows. He is routinely among the top players in the Section and has qualified for multiple PGA Professional Championships. In 2015 Venezio saw a life-long dream come to fruition when he competed in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits after finishing 16th in first PNC attempt.

Venezio is one of ten individuals to earn recognition for their service and dedication to their profession as the Maine Chapter announced its full slate of 2022 award winners. The Chapter looks forward to celebrating these recipients this Fall during their Annual Meeting.

The complete list of the ten individuals recognized as 2022 Maine Chapter Award Winners includes:

Maine Chapter 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 Maine Chapter Board of Directors.