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Gene Sarazen

Seven time major champion, including wins in all four major championships, and member of six consecutive Ryder Cup teams.

Glenna Collett Vare

Six time U.S. Women's Amateur Champion, Winner of the Canadian Ladies Open and French Ladies Open, and 1975 World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee.

J.J. Henry

Winner of three PGA Tour tournaments and one of only three American-born players to finish inside the Top-125 in earnings every year since 2001.

William Burke

1931 U.S. Open Champion, U.S. Ryder Cup team member in 1931, and 1928 North & South Open Champion.

Tony Manero

1936 U.S. Open champion 1936 and member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 1937.

Julius N. Boros

U.S. Open champion 1952 and 1963, National PGA champion 1968, and member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 1959, 1963, 1965, and 1967.

About the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame

When the Connnecticut Golf Hall of Fame was established by the Greater Hartford Jaycees in 1955, there were some in-depth impressive candidates with supportable Connecticut connections from whom the first honoree could be chosen: four Men's U.S. Open champions, two Women's U.S. Amateur champions; a winner of the Men's U.S. Open, the National PGA, the British Open and the Masters; and a winner of the U.S., British, Canadian, and French Amateur championships.

Additionally, there were at least another half dozen who had distinguished themselves in state and regional competition, or otherwise as significant contributors to Connecticut's rich golf tradition. Singularly faithful to both of these standards, the choice of Robert Moir Grant as the state Golf Hall's first honoree was undisputed, either by members of the selection committee or by the Connecticut golf community. Indeed, the always articulate Tommy Armour, equating Grant with the immortal Bob Jones, both of whom he knew well, said that each was a most proper metaphor for all that was good about golf: pure competitive spirit, individual pride and dignity, and good sportsmanship.

In 1991, the Connecticut State Golf Association assumed stewardship of the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame with the dedicated intention of carrying on the successful selection process so well exercised by the Greater Harford Jaycees. Led by Gene Sarazen and Julius Boros, the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame collectively boasts 21 major golf championship titles: six U.S. Opens, five National PGAs, three National Senior PGAs, two Masters, two British Amateurs, two U.S. Women's Amateurs and one British Open.

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The CSGA functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 50 Championships, Qualifiers and One-Day Tournaments throughout the year, in addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members and 181 member clubs. As a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, The First Tee, the Connecticut PGA, and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.