2014 Hall of Fame Class Announced
SOUTH GLASTONBURY (July 22, 2014) – The Connecticut Section PGA Professional Hall of Fame Committee also announced the newest inductees for 2014. The first member of the 2014 Hall of Fame class is PGA Professional, Tom Gleeton, head golf professional at the Country Club of Waterbury in Waterbury, Conn. Gleeton has several playing achievements during his career, including section Player of the Year in 1998, Connecticut PGA Champion, Connecticut PGA Professional Champion, and five-time Tournament of Champions winner. He was also named the section Golf Professional of the Year in 2001 and served as President in 2005-2006.
Our second member is Jack McConachie. McConachie has been serving over 35 years as golf professional at North Ridge Golf Club (formally Pine Valley) in Southington, Conn. He also has an impressive playing career, winning several premier golf championships, including: Connecticut PGA Championship, Connecticut Open, Connecticut Senior Championship, and Connecticut Senior Open. McConachie has been awarded with section Golf Professional of the Year in 2008 and Teacher of the year in 2012.
The final inductee of the 2014 Hall of Fame is PGA Life Member Century, Bill Fox. A golf professional trailblazer, Fox pursued membership at the age of 61. He actively volunteered and served in numerous section activities. Fox was the catalyst for the start of the Connecticut Senior Open in 1983. From 1997 he was the chairman of the championship, which continues today and bears his name on the champion’s trophy. Fox also earned section Golf Professional of Year in 2008.
Each year, over 30 distinguished PGA Professionals of the section are considered for this great honor. The Hall of Fame Committee is comprised of PGA Professionals, Walter Lowell, Gary Reynolds, and Frank Selva, who, since the Hall of Fame’s inception in 2008, complete the research needed to honor these individuals. A total of 21 PGA Professionals have been inducted since 2008.