Robert Haggerty Sr.
Inducted in 2016
On this day October 24th 2016 The Northeastern New York PGA inducts Robert Haggerty Sr. into our Hall of Fame. The NENY Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those PGA Members who through their lives, careers, service and support have represented the highest essence of PGA membership.
Bob was the second PGA Professional at The Edison Club following their first, Alex McIntyre who was there for nearly 25 years beginning in 1926..Haggerty took over in 1950 and served as the Head Professional for the next 22 years. He had previously worked as an Assistant Professional at the club for McIntyre from 1941-1947. During his tenure, Haggerty was years ahead of his time when it came to junior players and junior golf. He helped to establish junior interclub teams and matches while developing numerous top-flight area juniors who dominated the local scene. He produced 5 PGA Members and 3 NY State Junior Champions. Bob rose to the top of his profession and was named NENY PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 1954 and 1962 while serving as President of the Section in 1956. In 1963, he was awarded with the prestigious Schenectady Gazette Meritorious Award for Junior Golf and then enshrined into The Edison Hall of Fame in 1984.
Bob married Theresa Garofalo and together raised their family of 3 children, daughter, Eileen and two sons, Robert Jr. (Bobby) and Tom. Both sons spent their lives serving the game of golf and followed in their father’s footsteps earning their membership into the PGA of America with the NENY PGA Section. Both his sons preceded him into the NENY PGA Section’s Hall of Fame entry. Collectively, the Haggerty’s have over 100 years of service to the golf clubs they served in the NENY PGA Section.
Entrance into this Hall of Fame is the highest honor that Northeastern New York Professional Golfers Association can bestow Robert Haggerty Sr. This faithful PGA Professional will be forever remembered for his significant and enduring contributions to the game of golf and the PGA of America.