Andreone, the oldest member of the PGA of America, died at the age of 107 on October 27 in Sarasota, Fla. He was the long-time golf professional at Pittsburgh’s Edgemont Country Club and a decorated World War II veteran. McRae, 85, died on October 28. He had caddied at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort for 75 years,…
The former head professional at Edgewood CC was awarded with the Chevalier (Knight) medal and inducted into France’s Order of the Legion of Honor in a special ceremony held October 24th in Florida at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. Andreone served as a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and earned three Bronze Stars during his combat experience as part of the first Armored Division to sail from the U.S. direct to the European mainland.
The Pittsburgh, Pa., club, which opened in 1916 as a merger of Castle Shannon Golf Club and Mt. Lebanon Country Club, hosted a centennial celebration on September 10, which also honored Phil Newcamp, who is retiring in October as the longest tenured golf professional in the club’s history.
The PGA Professional is the oldest male or female to record an ace, the eighth of his career, which took place on the 14th hole of the Lakes Course at Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Fla.