Manuel de la Torre, Spanish-born American golf instructor, Died at 94


Manuel de la Torre was born on October 6, 1921, and died on April 24, 2016.

He was recognized as being one of golf’s top teachers.

Torre’s career included playing competitively on tour, head golf professional at Milwaukee Country Club one of America’s most esteemed golf clubs, and a career of teaching both tour professional and amateur golfers.

Along with the tour professionals, Manuel has taught are Masters champion Tommy Aaron, U.S. Women’s Open champion Carol Mann, du Maurier Classic champion Martha Nause and Women’s British Open champion Sherri Steinhauer.

In 1986, Torre was the first member of the PGA to be awarded their Teacher of the Year Award .

Manuel was one of only several golf instructors to be inducted into both the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame as well as the PGA Hall of Fame.

He won numerous golf tournaments, including the Wisconsin State Open five times and the Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship five times.

In 1975, Manuel de la Torre was elected to the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame .

During 1999, Manuel was inducted into the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Manuel de la Torre pass away at 94 yrs old.