28 Nov '11, 10pm

Oldest Surviving Member of PGA Dies

Oldest Surviving Member of PGA Dies The oldest member of the PGA of America has passed away. Joseph J. "Bud" Lewis died November 22nd at his home at Wyncote, Pa., at the age of 103. Mr. Lewis was also the longest-serving member of the PGA of America, the association for club and teaching golf professionals. After joining the PGA in 1931, Mr. Lewis worked as a professional at five clubs before landing the job as head professional at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club in Oreland, Pa., in 1943. Even after he retired in 1979, Mr. Lewis remained at the club as the pro emeritus and gave lessons until he was well past the age of 90. "Why do I still give them?" he said once in an interview. "I have 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Whatever I make, I give to them." Since those comments were made in 1996, Mr. Lewis's number of great-grandchildren rose to 18. According ...

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