James Tureskis, PGA
Thirteen years of Jim’s nearly thirty plus and counting PGA Professional career were dedicated to the membership of Wolferts Roost Country Club in the NENY PGA Section. He excelled in the area of merchandising and servicing his members being awarded the section’s Merchandiser of the Year Award for private facilities in 1993, ’94, ’96 and ’98 along with his golf shop being voted in the top 100, eight years in a row from 1996-2003. Jim reached the pinnacle of recognition in his own professional Association being named the 1998 PGA of America National Private Merchandiser of the Year Award Winner.
Jim’s involvement with his local community and the mentorship he demonstrated to those golf professionals who worked for him was also extraordinary. He willingly shared his knowledge of the golf business with many of these young professionals whom he helped to guide through their own PGA membership pathways and who have since become successful PGA Head Golf Professionals.
Entrance into this Hall of Fame is the highest honor that Northeastern New York Professional Golfers Association can bestow Jim Tureskis. This faithful PGA Professional will be forever remembered for his significant and enduring contributions to the game of golf and the PGA of America.