Tom Dirrico

Chicopee native, 65, finishing 17th season as director of golf at Chicopee Country Club; was head pro at Shaker Farms CC in Westfield for 20 years; Western Mass. Tee Party honoree; chaired Tee Party committee for 17 years; first head pro job in 1971, at Quaboag CC in Monson, before taking same role at Cohasse for three years; earned PGA of America Class A status in 1975; won three Western Mass. Chapter PGA tournament titles and New England Junior title; one of five brothers – David, Dan, Jim and Phil – who have been active in local golf community; has two children – Jay and Derek – with Sharon, wife of 43 years; also four grandchildren.