Joe S. Iupe, Jr.


 

High School Career

Canton High School, Canton, MS (1971-1974)

• 3 time MPGA State Champion in 1970, 1971, 1974

• Four-time All State golfer

• Member for 2 high school state championship teams

 

Junior Amateur Career

• USGA Junior Amateur qualifier, Rockville, Maryland (’71)

• Insurance Youth Classic qualifier, Wichita, Kansas 1972. Finished 2nd nationally

• Winner of Mississippi Insurance Classic at Jackson Country Club

• Winner of the Gulf States (MS/LA) Junior Championship Biloxi, MS (’74)

 

College Career

Mississippi State (1974-1979)

• Mississippi State Bulldogs golf team captain for 3 years

• Played every competitive round during college

• Co-medallist in Mississippi Intercollegiate Championship (’77)

• Graduate assistant coach

 

Amateur Career

• Mississippi MGA State Amateur Tournament Champion (’79)

• MPGA Invitational Champion (’78, ‘81, ‘82, ‘83, ‘86) (record setting 5 wins)

• Mississippi Amateur Athlete of the Year/Jackson Touchdown Club (’83)

• Won the Mississippi “Grand Slam” events; Mississippi Amateur, Mississippi Open, Colonial Invitational, & Greenwood Invitational

• All-time champion (5) of Mississippi Open/Farm Bureau Invitational (1978-1996)

 

Golf Administration Career

• Hosted 1st meeting between USGA officials and MGA (’81)

• USGA Sectional Affairs Committee (1982-present)

• Organized & Hosted Mississippi’s 1st USGA National Championship Tournament at Annandale Golf Club, Madison (’86)

• General Manager & Director, Annandale Golf Club, Madision (1993-1998)

• Title sponser liaison for Southern Farm Bureau Insurance companies in connection with the PGA Tour even

 

Hall of Fame Memberships

• Mississippi State Athletic Hall of Fame (1989)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2005)

 

Did You Know?

Overall, Joe lists over 200 1st place finished in individual, team, and 4-ball championships during his competitive career. At one point during his playing days, Joe held 5 course records and was named the Mississippi Golfer of the Year by the Clarion Ledger on five occasions.