Joseph Dey

Joseph Dey

Joseph C. "Joe" Dey, Jr. (November 17, 1907March 3, 1991) was a golf administrator.

Dey was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He was Executive Director of the United States Golf Association from 1934 to 1968 and then took over as the first Commissioner of the PGA Tour after the tournament players broke away from the PGA of America, holding that position from 1969 until 1974, when he handed over to Deane Beman.

Dey was the instigator of The Players Championship. After retirement he held the honorary position of Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews for 1975.

Since 1996, the USGA has given out the Joe Dey Award in recognition of meritorious service to the game of golf as a volunteer.

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