Joe Moresco

Joe Morescoís career spans more than 5 decades including more than 40 years at The Woodmere Club as their head professional. A native of Staten Island, Moresco returned home from four years at Notre Dame with a major in English, and that year claimed the Staten Island Amateur Championship title. After a stint in the army, he turned professional and took a job at River Oaks in Texas. That opened a door for him at Winged Foot where he worked for Claude Harmon in 1960 before being hired at Woodmere in 1961. Moresco blended great playing skills with a passion for teaching. Those qualities also embodied his philosophy while serving almost every office in the Met PGA hierarchy as well as a three-year stint as a PGA of America Vice-President in 1981-1984. Moresco was President of the Met PGA in 1969 and 1970 and was the Sectionís Professional of the Year in 1971, the Horton Smith Nominee in 1976, Teacher of the Year in 1992 and the Sam Snead Award recipient in 1999. Joe qualified for a number of National Championships, including 4 US Opens and won the LIPGA in 1961, when he was named Long Islandís PGA Player of the Year. He has continued to stay active as a player and still teaches back in Texas.

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