Friday, January 8, 2010

Jim Gaquin

 Jim Gaquin - with wife Lois at the MGA's annual Salute to Champions Dinner
Former PGA Tour Press Secretary Jim Gaquin was recently honored with the Frank H. Sellman Distinguished Service Award at the Massachusetts Golf Association's annual Salute to Champions Dinner held at the Wellesley Country Club. Established in 1988, the Sellman Award is presented to those individuals who have exhibited exemplary service to the game of golf during their career. Over the years, Jim's been active with the PGA, USGA and Royal Canadian Golf Association and has served the golfing community of Massachusetts "pro bono" for 22 years - including 7 on the Executive Committee! Some of the highlights of Jim's career include receiving the William Richardson Award from the Golf Writers Association of America in 1979 for "his contributions to golf "and in 2008 receiving the Sixth Annual Honorary Alumnus Award from the Francis Ouimet Fund for his "outstanding support and service over the years." Jim and his wife Lois founded and currently serve as directors of the annual Cape Cod Open and Cape Cod Senior Open. Jim told me, "I am very pleased and very proud to get the Frank Sellman Award, came as quite a shock to me but I am delighted." Thank you Jim and Lois for all that you do for the game of golf in Massachusetts!

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