Oklahoma City golf pro Joe Walser Jr., co-founder of Oak Tree Golf Club and developer of many of the nation's top golf resorts, died Thursday in Dallas after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Walser died four days short of his 80th birthday.
A long-time PGA professional who worked at Altus Country Club, Quail Creek Country Club, Lake Hefner Golf Course and Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, Walser served as president of the South Central Section of the PGA of America. He also served two terms on the PGA of America Board of Directors and was chief operating officer for PGA Tour Golf Course Properties, Inc.
In 1971, Walser and longtime friend and golf associate Ernie Vossler teamed to form Unique Golf Concepts, Inc.
Landmark Land Co. purchased Unique Golf Concepts in 1974 and Walser was named vice president in charge of golf operations, golf course design and construction. Walser worked closely with golf course designer Pete Dye on the construction of Oak Tree Golf Club, which opened in 1976, and Oak Tree Country Club, which opened in 1981.
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