PGA of America's oldest living member turns 103

Errie Ball
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Errie Ball, the oldest living member of the PGA of America, turned 103 years old today.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 3:17 p.m.

PGA Life Member Errie Ball of Stuart, Fla., turned 103 today.

Ball is the oldest living member of The PGA of America and the lone surviving member of the original Masters Tournament field of 1934.

Bob Denney, Senior Association Writer of The PGA of America, passed along word (and photo) that Ball celebrated his birthday a day early at the Yacht & Golf Club in Stuart, with his family and friends.

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The guest list included former PGA District 6 Director Bruce Patterson of Butler National Golf Club in Oak Brook, Ill., and PGA Director of Golf Gerry Knebels of Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart. Patterson worked under Ball for 13 years and Knebels four at Butler National.

In 1990, Ball was inducted into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame and in 2011, he was inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.