Former Golf Digest Publisher Jay FitzGerald Passes Away

Longtime Golf Digest publisher Jay FitzGerald passed away at the age of 84 last month. 

FitzGerald served as President and CEO of Golf Digest and Golf World from 1982 to 1999. 

“If Jay FitzGerald wasn’t the best salesman ever to work in the golf industry, he made it into the sudden-death playoff. Jay had the unique ability to turn you upside down and shake every nickel from your pockets and still leave you laughing along with him. He was a publishing legend, not just in golf, at the height of the magazine business in America,” said Golf Digest’s Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde in a statement. 

There will be a tribute to him on June 29 at Winged Foot, where he was a member. 

FitzGerald was preceded in death by his parents, Eve and James S. FitzGerald. He is survived by his wife, Karen; his children Suzanne and (Charlie) Aysseh of Cos Cob, CT, Meghan and (Rich) Tuohey of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Jay and (Annie) FitzGerald of Old Greenwich, CT, five grandchildren

Read his obituary in the Palm Beach Post HERE

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