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Monday, September 27, 2010

Quartet to be inducted into CT Section Hall of Fame

PGA Life Members Doug Dalziel and John McGoldrick, along with Edward “Eddie” Burke and Frank Kringle, are the newest inductees to be enshrined in the Connecticut Section PGA Professional Hall of Fame. Burke and Kringle are being inducted posthumously.
The foursome represents the third class of honorees and they will be formally inducted Sunday, November 21 at the PGA Special Awards Banquet at MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket.
Dalziel, who was born in Carnustie, Scotland, has been a PGA Member for 33 years. . He went on to be the head professional at Mill River and later at Grassy Hill Country Club. Some of his playing highlights include: A three-timeBermuda Open Champion, a National PGA Stroke Play Champion, three Connecticut PGA Championships, two Connecticut Open Championships, a Connecticut Senior Open Championship and runner-up at the British Senior Open. He was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 2005 for distinguished golf achievement.
Now a PGA Life Member, he resides in Hobe Sound, Florida, McGoldrick served as the head professional at D. FairchildWheeler Golf Course until his retirement in 1989.
oBurke, head golf professional at Race Brook Country Club 1944-47, and Woodbridge Country Club 48-51, was the first five-time winner of the Connecticut PGA Championship 1940, ‘45, ‘46, ‘48, and ‘50.
Kringle, a 59 year member of The PGA, was the section’s 1996 Golf Professional of the Year, the first to be honored from Western Massachusetts.

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