Yale Golf Pro Bestowed With High Honor
MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. – Peter Pulaski was selected Golf Professional of the Year by the Connecticut Section of the PGA of America at the Lyman Orchards PGA Pro-Am on August 22.
Pulaski (Stratford, Conn.) is the 53rd recipient of this award since the program began in 1952. He was previously honored as Teacher of the Year in 2003 and received the Horton Smith Award in 2007.
Ralph Salito, President of the Connecticut Section PGA, made the announcement.
"Peter Pulaski is a true grass roots golf professional, coming up from the ranks first as caddie and bag room attendant, to apprentice and assistant professional, and onto to Director of Golf at Yale, one of the most prestigious positions in the Northeast."
"I am proud as a PGA Professional and president of the section to pay tribute to one of our industry's leading ambassadors who as elevated our standing within the sport and business of golf," said Salito.
Pulaski, a PGA member since 1990, has been employed at Yale since 1994. He was appointed Director of Golf in 2000 and also sits on the Best Practices Committee on Management/Union Relations. He has served as the assistant coach to both the men's and women's golf teams and has been the Tournament Director for two NCAA Regional Championships.
He also served previously as the head golf professional at Grassy Hill Country Club, Oronoque Village and Short Beach Par 3.
Pulaski sits on the board of directors and is chairman of the education committee for the Connecticut Section of the PGA of America. He previously served as chairman of the communications and growth of the game committees. He was the recipient of the president's award for his charitable work with the PGA "Drive For The Game" campaign.
He will be honored at MGM Foxwoods on Sunday, Nov. 21, at the PGA Special Awards Banquet.
Filed by Dean Karoliszyn