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Arvanitis to be Honored by NHGA
Author: Wayne Mills
June 2nd 2015 - CONCORD, NH- The New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA) has announced that Daniel Arvanitis has been selected as their 2015 Champions Dinner Honoree. Arvanitis will be feted at the NHGA Annual Meeting & Champions Dinner which will be held October 15th at Manchester CC. 

“The NHGA is beyond thrilled to honor Danny Arvanitis at the 2015 Champions Dinner,” said NHGA Executive Director Mathew Schmidt. “Danny has been an ambassador for the game of golf and the NHGA throughout his illustrious career and there are few that are more deserving of this recognition. While Danny is known for being a fierce competitor, what makes him truly special is the kindness and friendship that he shows to everyone he comes into contact with. The NHGA and the game of golf are lucky to have him.”

Arvanitis, a Manchester native who plays out of Derryfield Country Club was surprised by the honor. “No I didn’t see it coming,” he said. “Matt  (Schmidt) and Joe (Kane, NHGA Board President) wanted to meet me. I thought they were going to offer me a job.”
“To have my name up there with the likes of (past Honorees) Rich Parker, Kirk Hannefeld, Craig Steckowych, Phil Pleat , Bobby Mielcarz, and Jimmy Sheerin, guys I grew up with, competed against and respected immensely is quite an honor for me,” said Arvanitis.

In a nearly 40 year career in amateur competition Arvanitis has compiled an impressive record that includes winning the 2001 New Hampshire State Amateur Championship, the 1986,1987,1999 and 2005 New Hampshire Mid Amateur Championships, the New Hampshire Player of the Year Award in 1999, 2002 and 2003, and the New Hampshire Senior Player of Year in 2008 and 2013. He also competed in 12 national United States Golf Association (USGA) events including representing New Hampshire at six USGA Men’s State Team Championships along with competing in three USGA Mid-Amateurs, two USGA Public Links Championships and one USGA Senior Amateur Championship.
 

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