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Elected in 1979 … Suffern H.S. Class of 1942 … achieved his fame on the golf links … former national vice president of the Professional Golfers Association … was one of the top golf instructors in the country … won the Westchester Pro-Am tournament in 1953 and the New Jersey Golf Association Pro-Am in 1961 … was No.1 man for Suffern H.S. from 1940 to ‘42, and usually shot par … became head pro at Dellwood Country Club in 1951 at age 24, making him the youngest golf pro in the metro area … began playing in sanctioned tournaments in 1947 and ‘48, and played on the winter pro tour from 1951 to 1962 … shot a 65 to lead the Greenbrier Open in the first round ahead of Sam Snead … shot four straight rounds under 70 (69-69-69-66-273) to finish 11th at the Texas Open in San Antonio, Texas … finished sixth in the Baton Rouge (La.) Open in 1957 … in 1952, he shot a 68 to lead 191 golfers in the qualifying round of the Tam-O’-Shanter Open in Chicago (this tourney’s first-prize purse of $50,000 was then the largest on the tour) … Dee also set a course record of 63 at the west course at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck (site of the U.S. Open in 1959 and ‘74) … shot nine holes-in-one… won the Eastern Open Hole-in-One Contest, 1952 … was New Jersey Pro of the Year, 1966 … scored a hole-in-one in the North-South Open, where he shot 72-69 for eighth place … finished fifth in the Dodge City Open after opening with a 65 … tied for the lead in the Chino-Pomona Valley Open with a 67-70 … was New Jersey PGA president 1965 to ‘67 … was golf pro at six clubs in New York, New Jersey and Florida, including Winged Foot and Ridgewood (N.J.) Country Club … he and his family were named Golf Family of the Year in 1978 by the Metropolitan Golf Writers.