February 27, 1932-November 24, 2011
New Jersey PGA Hall of Famer Stan Mosel, age 79, passed away on Thanksgiving Day at his residence in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Stan was inducted into the New Jersey PGA Hall of Fame. Stan was the Head
Professional at Essex Fells CC, Essex Fells, NJ for 20 years from 1956 to 1976, and from 1977
until his retirement in 2002 Stan was Head Professional at Burning Tree Country Club in
Stan was a member of the legendary North Texas State College golf team,
winning four straight NCAA championships. In the 1952 United States Open held at
Northwood Club in Dallas, while still a member of his college golf team, Stan set the then all-time back nine tournament scoring record
by firing a 31. He later excelled on the PGA Tour during the 1950's
and 60's. Stan went on to qualify for eight
more US Opens and four PGA Championships. He was the New Jersey PGA champion
in 1956 and 1967 and the Ballantine Open champion in 1961 and 1962. He also won the
1955 New Jersey Open and the 1965 Dodge Open. As a senior player, Stan qualified for
the 1982 and 1984 United States Senior Opens and was the 1982 Metropolitan Senior
PGA champion. He was twice awarded " MET PGA Professional of the Year."
Much more than his accomplishments and machine-like precision on the golf course,
Stan will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, patient instructor
and humble gentleman to all.
"And if a frog had wings..."