Joe Turnesa

Joe Turnesa, another of the famous Turnesa family made his impact on the Metropolitan PGA in the very first Championship in 1926 when he won that title and is the first to have his name engraved in the J.J. Lannin Trophy. In that inaugural Met PGA, Turnesa tied for 7th in the 36-hole qualifying then ousted Joe Sylvester in the finals at Salisbury. He worked his way up from the caddy yard to become the professional at Fairview Country Club (in Westchester) as well as at Rockville on Long Island. He finished second to Walter Hagen in the 1927 PGA Championship at Cedar Crest CC in Dallas. He was a member of the first two U.S. Ryder Cup teams of 1927 and 1929. Joe Turnesa played in 7 PGA Championships, 17 Masters, and 14 US Opens, including his best finish in 1926 when he was runner-up to Bobby Jones at Scioto in the first year the USGA played 36 holes on the final day. Joe Turnesa added the 1930 Met PGA title to his 26 crown.

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