PBCGA Community grieves the loss of Hobe Sound Golf Club head professional Tom Yeager
The Treasure Coast golf community lost a key member Sunday when longtime Hobe Sound Golf Club head professional Tom Yeager died in a Gainesville hospital.
Yeager, who had been undergoing cancer treatments, was 54. The Jupiter resident had been dealing with health issues since 2018.
Yeager had been the PGA Head Professional at Hobe Sound Golf Club since 2003.
“When you think of Hobe Sound Golf Club, you think of Tom,” said Meredith Schuler, assistant executive director for the South Florida PGA who twice did 100-hole daily marathons with Yeager to raise charity money for the section.
“He was so encouraging, inspiring and optimistic. It’s a big loss for the South Florida golf community. He was incredibly well respected by his peers and the entire golf community.”
Yeager’s death comes about two months after famed journalist and fellow Jupiter resident Tim Rosaforte passed away at 66 from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Not only had Yeager served as Hobe Sound’s head pro for two decades, but it was a family affair. His wife, Candy, is the club’s merchandiser; son Jason works in the pro shop/cart barn; and daughter Tori works in the food and beverage department.
When word came Sunday that Yeager had died, the pro shop and cart barn shut down for the day, though members were still allowed to play.
“As our members and staff know, Tom had been battling a prolonged illness for years,” John Galland, the club’s general manager, said in an e-mail to members. “We will all miss him more than words can express. Tom was beloved by all.”
This article originally appeared on TC Palm: Cancer claims Hobe Sound Golf Club head professional Tom Yeager