New England PGA Scholarship


Formerly the George S. Wemyss Scholarship Fund    About George S. Wemyss...

George Wemyss was the first executive director hired to oversee operations of the New England Section PGA. He was a retired Air Force colonel and pilot, who served in World War II. After the war he owned his own business for many years. When the New England Section PGA moved to have its operations run as a successful business, George’s business background made him the candidate of choice as the man to lead the Association into a new era of progress. His hiring was the beginning of many lifelong friendships and George’s love affair with the New England Section PGA of America, and visa versa. George’s deep, gravely voice commanded respect. He ran the Section with firmness, but beneath that exterior was a heart of gold that helped many NEPGA members with their careers and their personal lives too.

Under Wemyss direction, the New England Section catapulted to be one of PGA’s most respected and well run Sections. The NEPGA honored Wemyss with the Golden Golf Award (formerly the Man of the Year) in 1983 and 1986 and that same year bestowed him with Honorary Membership. Upon retirement in 1990. Wemyss was made the first recipient of the George S. Wemyss Award, renamed from the Golden Golf Award in his honor. The NEPGA also changed the name of the New England Section PGA Scholarship Fund to the NEPGA Geo. S. Wemyss Scholarship Fund so that he would not be forgotten. The supreme and ultimate recognition was freely given to George S. Wemyss in 1996 when he was the first inductee into the newly formed NEPGA Hall of Fame. Wemyss served the NEPGA as its executive director with a unique devotion for twenty one years. George passed away on his 75th birthday, March 27, 1993, leaving a legacy of exemplary service to the New England Section PGA of America.