Images from GK 2011


Below is just a small sampling of images from GK 2011. Click on the smiling golf ball to the left to view a slide show including music and photos of our golfers and pre- and post-event ceremonies.


If you are interested in downloading photos, please click here to be directed to our CVS photo archive.


We'd like to offer a special GK thank you to our volunteer photographer, Courtney Robertson of Courtney Lynn Photography, for her hard work and GREAT results. Please visit Courtney's website by clicking here.

Honored veteran Al Wojtera steps off the Dattco courtesy shuttle and is greeted by Tournament Director Dennis Buden. Behind Mr. Wojtera is his fellow honored vet, Gene Leganza.

Dennis Buden and Northwestern Veterans, T.G.M. Memorial Post Commander Bill Kochanowski unfurl the American flag prior to the ceremonies.
While flag bearer Scott Schrager tends to business, honored veterans (left to right) Chet Giorgetti, Andy Symecko, Al Wojtera, Leo Piccoli and Gene Leganza honor America during the singing of the National Anthem on the first tee at Timberlin Golf Club.
Al Wojtera, 91, shows he still has what it takes
during the ceremonial tee off.

Honored veteran Andy Symecko, 90, and his family enjoyed a special day.
What's the Golden Kielbasa without the traditional
pre-event "toast" of Polish Wisniowka cherry brandy? Craig Manzi does the honors while Rob Buden ensures the perfect pour. Dennis Buden and Dave Kuzminski are just there for the fun.

Just one word for Al Wojtera, Chet Giorgetti and Dennis Buden:
NAZDROWIE!

Mayor Tim Stewart's group, including Angelo DiMatteo, Matt Taricani and Dave LeClerc, took home top honors with a 7-under 65.
Kurt Windesheim has a bag full of tricks up his sleeve.
Thanks to provisions donated by Martin Rosol's of New Britain, the post-golf barbeque at the VFW Post 511 in New Britain kept everyone satisfied. Thanks to Dennis Taricani and his kitchen staff from the VFW Post 511 in New Britain for their donated services and hard work.
Hot grilled kielbasa anyone!?!

National Anthem singer Judy Adolewski-Lentini and DJ Bob Lentini, along with a terrific staff of volunteers from the VFW Post 511, helped make a special event even more memorable. 
The GK would not have been possible without the "GK Girls" - Liz Howgate, Diane Harrison, Charlene Buden and Courtney Robertson. Thanks to fellow GK Girl Jeanne McGuire for her hard work and for taking this great photo.
Sue McCarthy's delicious treats added a festive and patriotic flair to the post-golf barbeque. Thanks, Sue!
The New Britain High School Jr. ROTC does its duty at the post-golf ceremonies at the VFW. Thanks to coordinator Mark Durfee and each of the students for making our ceremonies so special!
Retired Marine P.F.C. Richard Wearne, Sr. plays taps.
New Britain Mayor Tim Stewart presents Andy Symecko
and his fellow honored veterans with keys to the City.
To no one's surprise it was the Joe Wilchinski quartet that took home the Golden Kielbasa with a blistering 35-over 107. Way to go, Joe! Keep that tube steak on ice 'til next year!
Tournament Director Dennis Buden, center, is honored to be joined by New Britain's "Greatest Generation": Chet Giorgetti, Andy Symecko, Al Wojtera and Leo Piccoli. Missing from the photo - but not forgotten! - is Gene Leganza.
THANK YOU to our sponsors!
THANK YOU to our sponsors!
Disabled American Veterans, Hardware City Chapter Commander Ron Pelletier, left, accepts the Northwest Vets' donation of $3,000 from Post Commander William Kochanowski following the 2011 Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open.