Inducted Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Allegheny Country Club
A natural talent, Jim Masserio didn’t take up the game of golf until the age of 13. Three years later, he became the 1965 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion at Wilmington (Del.) Country Club. Masserio went on to play collegiately at Memphis State University for a year before transferring to Point Park University, where he was the team’s first NAIA Golf All-American. As an amateur, he won the 1970 Pennsylvania Open Championship, the 1971 WPGA Amateur Championship, and the 1971 WPGA Open Championship.
After college, Masserio turned professional and gained status on the PGA Tour in 1974. He played on the Tour for about 4 years, amassing five top-10 finishes. In total, Masserio played in 91 PGA Tour events making 58 cuts.
At the conclusion of his full-time playing career, Masserio became the club professional at Toftrees Resort before moving on to Aronimink Golf Club in Philadelphia. As a club professional, he won several PGA Section titles and competed in many PGA Professional National Championships and Senior PGA Professional National Championships.
Today, Jim Masserio resides in Florida and continues to play the game.
About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and 33,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund.