For the first time in PGA of America history, it is believed that there are four PGA members who are age 100 and over.
Records in the PGA Membership department indicate that Errie Ball, a member of the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame who lives in the South Florida Section, is the oldest living PGA member. Mr. Ball was elected to PGA membership in June 1931, and is the last surviving member of the inaugural Masters field of 1934. He will turn 103 on Nov. 14.
Mr. Ball is joined in this exclusive club of PGA centenarians by:
Gus Andreone of the North Florida Section, who turns 102 on Sept. 30. Elected to PGA membership in 1939, Mr. Andreone has been a PGA member for 74 years.
William A. Ferriel of the South Florida Section, who is 101 (Mr. Ferriel's 102nd birthday is in late February). Elected to PGA membership in 1952, Mr. Ferriel has been a PGA member for 61 years.
Edward J. Rack of the Tri-State Section, who turned 100 on June 12, was elected to PGA membership in 1959. Mr. Rack has been a PGA member for 54 years.