PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, since 1990 Joseph S. Felder has been the head pro at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Course; and
WHEREAS, during his 31-year career Joe has been a teacher and mentor to countless legions of golfers young and old; and
WHEREAS, there isn’t another pro like “Mr. Joe,” who began his golfing career while growing up on Long Island, NY, then attending St. John’s University on a golf scholarship, and becoming a golf professional in 1980; and
WHEREAS, he is known as “Mr. Joe” to his younger students, Joe’s dedication to promoting the sport with the younger generation, has been recognized by the Professional Golf Association, with the 1995 and 2003 Junior Golf Leader Award, as well as the 2007 Bill Strausbaugh Award, the 2013 Professional of the Year award; and
WHEREAS, Joe, who is also known as “Joe the Pro,” is responsible for establishing the ever popular Town golf tournaments for juniors, women and men; and
WHEREAS, Joe is retiring as head golf professional and heading for his annual winter sojourn to Florida, we look forward to him being a regular visitor at The Griff next season.
NOW, THEREFORE, l, Fred Camillo, FIRST SELECTMAN OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH, dohereby proclaim Thursday, October 21, 2021 asJoe "The Pro" Felder Day
in the Town of Greenwich and urge all residents and golfers to join me in celebrating and in recognizing Joe’s contributions to the sport of golf and in wishing him well in his semi-retirement and future endeavors.