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James Ray Carpenter, 25th President of the PGA of America, Passes at age 91

James Ray (J.R.) Carpenter of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the 25th president of the PGA of America, passed away early Wednesday at his daughter’s home in Hattiesburg following complications from congestive heart failure. He was 91. Carpenter was elected to PGA membership in 1969, and served as PGA President from 1987-88, applying both homespun wit and counsel to become a respected leader within the golf industry. Through Carpenter's nearly 50 years in professional golf, he never wavered in bringing to his work leadership, fairness and a strong sense of understanding the PGA Member.

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