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Connecticut State Golf Association
Steward of Connecticut Golf Since 1899
Connecticut State Golf Association

CSGA Distinguished Service Award

The CSGA Distinguished Service Award is aimed to recognize individuals who have exhibited exemplary service to the CSGA and golf in Connecticut.


Past Recipients


Herbert Emanuelson, Jr.

1999 Dr. Philip T. Sehl
2000 John J. Murphy
Walter (Bud) Smith 
2001 Greater Hartford Jaycees
2003 Suzy Whaley

Liz Janangelo
George McCafferty
Harry Sanders 

2005 Tony Caprio
2006 John Morris
2007 Al Acker
2011 Bob Goode
2013 Nick Pahoulis
2017 Art Rizy

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About the CSGA

Founded in 1899, the CSGA is the country's oldest state golf association and, as an Allied Golf Association of the USGA, provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. In addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members at 181 member clubs, the CSGA conducts more than 85 days of competition throughout the year for golfers of all ages, genders, and skill levels. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Connecticut Section PGA, Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale, LPGA-Amateur Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, and The First Tee of Connecticut.