Alex Watson
Inducted 1964

All Hall of Famers

A native of Carnoustie, Scotland, Alex saw action in World War I and emigrated to NY in 1925, becoming the assistant at Mt.Kisco CC and then head professional at the old Hudson River CC in Yonkers. He finished T 32nd in the 1931 US Open and played in the PGA Championship and the US Open numerous times. Becoming the head professional at Leewood GC in 1945, he finished 3rd in the PGA Seniors in 1946 and was one of the original committee members that created the PGA Winter Activities program in 1952. He held the course record of 65 at Leewood and 59 at Hudson River, and served as the Tournament Chairman for over 10 years for the Westchester PGA . A courtly and distinguished professional, he was beloved by his peers and the Leewood members, where a monument stands to this day on the first tee, inscribed “The spirit of this amiable Scot will live on in those who play here”. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in October 1964, after his passing in 1963, the Leewood professional for 18 years.