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Travelers recognizes long-time golf writer Bruce Berlet for sustained excellence

Bruce Berlet at the 2014 Gold Key dinner.

Bruce Berlet at the 2014 Gold Key dinner.

CROMWELL – Bruce Berlet is no stranger to athletic success. In high school, he played with the Litchfield High boys soccer team as a goalie. They won the state championship in 1963. He also played basketball, helping the Cowboys win a state championship in 1965. He could play golf, too. He won the two first club championships at the TPC of Connecticut in Cromwell before it became TPC-River Highlands – home to the PGA’s Travelers Championship.

He became a Hall of Fame writer, spending 39 years at the Hartford Courant. He covered many sports, including the first perfect season by the UConn women’s basketball team in 1995. But he loved covering golf. In 2009, he was inducted into the Connecticut State Golf Association’s Hall of Fame.

This weekend, he was recognized by the Travelers’ Championship with the Ralph Hunt Media Award. He’s been covering this tournament since 1971. Read more on Bruce’s career from John Torsiello at Litchfield County

Since 2009, the Collinsville Press has been providing award-winning coverage of sports and news in the Farmington Valley and across Connecticut.

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