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Jay Sigel

Jay Sigel (born November 13, 1943 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania) is an American professional golfer. He enjoyed one of the more illustrious careers in the history of U.S. Amateur golf before turning pro in 1994 when he became a member of the Champions Tour. November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Bryn Mawr is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, along U.S. Highway Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue). ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...

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Early Years

Raised in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, he grew up playing golf at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He attended high school at Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. From there he moved on to Wake Forest University where he was a member of the golf team and graduated with a degree in Sociology in 1967. Bryn Mawr is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, along U.S. Highway Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue). ... Club Logo Introduction Aronimink Golf Club is a private country club located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. ... Newtown Square, Pennsylvania Location Newtown Square is located in western Delaware County. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Lower Merion High School, Founded in 1894, is an American public high school in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. ... Lower Merion Township is a township located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and part of the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... Wake Forest University is a private university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, known for its programs in the liberal arts. ... It has been suggested that part or all of double degree be merged into this article or section. ... Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Business Career and Personal Life

Along with his golfing career, Jay also owned his own insurance business in the Philadelphia area for over 30 years. He recently sold the business to Century Business Services where he remains a Senior Vice President. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and a qualifying life member of the Million Dollar Round Table. He also sits on the Corporate Advisory Board for the American Cancer Society and is the president of the Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Golf Association and the First Tee of Philadelphia chapter. He also hosts the Annual Jay Sigel Invitational Golf Tournament every year at his home course, Aronimink Golf Club. The proceeds from this tournament benefit prostate cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania. He has three daughters and currently resides in Berwyn, Pennsylvania with wife Betty. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... The American Cancer Society is a charitable organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. ... Club Logo Introduction Aronimink Golf Club is a private country club located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. ... Male Anatomy The prostate is an exocrine gland of the male mammalian reproductive system. ... Cancer research is the intense scientific effort to understand the development of cancer and identify potential therapies. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is a private, nonsectarian, research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Devon-Berwyn is a census-designated place that probably describes the densely populated area at the center of what the residents and the post office consider the two separate towns of Devon and Berwyn, located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. ...


Amateur Golf Highlights

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Jay Sigel was one of America’s premier amateur golfers. He compiled victories in the U.S. Amateur, British Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur, competed on 9 Walker Cup teams won numerous other Amateur titles. Although he remained an amateur he did occasionally compete in professional events. His best finish was tied 18th at the 1979 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ... The U.S. Mid-Amateur, often called the Mid-Am for short, is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for post-college male amateur golfers. ... The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


Professional Golf

In an unusual move Jay turned professional as a senior (ie. over 50) player. He joined the Champions Tour in 1994 and won Rookie of the Year honors when he earned 14 top-10 finishes and secured his first victory at the GTE West Seniors Classic. For the next 5 seasons, Jay finished in the top 31 on the Champions Tour money list. He has also won 8 tournaments during his time on the tour. In the 2004 campaign, Jay finished in the money in all 28 tournaments that he entered and had 6 top-10 finishes. During the 2005 campaign his best finish was 5th at the Turtle Bay Classic. He has career earnings of $8,863,605. Since his joining the Champions Tour in 1994, Jay has been sponsored by Global management consulting and technology services company Accenture. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Accenture NYSE: ACN is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. ...


Amateur Titles

The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ... The U.S. Mid-Amateur, often called the Mid-Am for short, is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for post-college male amateur golfers. ...

Champions Tour wins

  • 2003 Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am
  • 2002 Farmers Charity Classic
  • 1998 EMC Kaanapali Classic
  • 1998 Bell Atlantic Classic
  • 1997 Kroger Senior Classic
  • 1997 Bruno's Memorial Classic
  • 1996 Energizer Champions Tour Championship
  • 1994 GTE West Classic

See also

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External links

  • Personal Website
  • PGA Media Guide Bio
  • Sponsor Biography
  • United States Golf Association profile
  • Charity Golf Tournament Press Release
  • Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
  • First Tee Official Site
  • Century Business Services
  • American Cancer Society

  Results from FactBites:
 
The 64th Annual Senior PGA Championship / News / Interview / Jay Sigel (877 words)
JAY SIGEL: Yeah, I mean, Jim Thorpe's caddie came up to me yesterday and he said -- he said, well, how do you play such and such a hole.
JAY SIGEL: The greens are not completely circular so in some areas they were able to cut back a section for a corner that I have never seen.
JAY SIGEL: Yes, the community, the world, the fact that Aronimink is sharing this is really special.
CBS News | Sigel Takes Kaanapali Classic | December 13, 1999 05:18:46 (390 words)
Jay Sigel, who had left the door slightly ajar for the rest of the field in the second round, slammed it shut Sunday with a closing 3-under-par 68 to win the Kaanapali Senior Classic.
Sigel, fourth on the Senior PGA Tour money list, posted a 12-under 201 total to become the tournament's first wire-to-wire winner, finishing two strokes in front of fast-closing Hugh Baiocchi and Larry Laoretti.
Sigel appeared to be in control after the first round, shooting a course-record 10-under 61 for a three-stroke lead.
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