Former NEPGA President Morosco Passes Away
Former New England PGA President Tony Morosco passes away earlier this week at the age of 85.
Morosco passed away on Tuesday and the NEPGA announced it on Friday.
Service details have not yet been announced.
Below is text from the plaque presented to Tony when he was inducted into the NEPGA Hall of Fame in 2001.
Anthony M. Morosco served as head professional at Belmont Country Club, Belmont, MA from 1970 to 1983 and at Weston Country Club in Weston, MA from 1984 to 2001, while simultaneously serving as head professional at Indian Creek Country Club in Miami, FL. He donated much of his time to raise money through organizing golf charity events such as the Greater Boston Business Charity Golf Tournament, coordinating this event 1983 – 1998, helping it to become the longest running and most successful one-day Pro-Am charity event in the United States. Morosco served the PGA of America throughout his career, as New England Section PGA Vice-President, 1974 – 1976; Secretary-Treasurer, 1977 – 1978 and President, 1979 – 1982 and as PGA of America District 1 director, representing the New England, Connecticut and Northeastern New York Sections, 1987 – 1989 and again 1996 – 1998.
He also served on numerous section and national committees over a twenty-five year period. Morosco was an accomplished player having several New England Section PGA championships to his credit, including the 1976 NEPGA Championship and the 1993 NEPGA Seniors Championship.
Nationally, he competed in the 1968 U.S. Open, the 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1975 Club Professional Championships, the 1976 PGA Championship, the Seniors’ Open in 1986 and 1995, the PGA Seniors’ Championship in 1988, earning low club pro laurels and finishing in the top twenty, as well as the 1991, 1992 and 1993 Senior Club Professional Championships.
Anthony M. Morosco’s legacy is that of being a great leader, a great businessman, a great teacher and a great player. His excellence as an all-round premier golf professional was recognized in 1980 and again in 1999 when he was named as the New England Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year and in 2001 when he was named as the PGA of America Golf Professional of the Year.