Superintendent and agronomist, Joseph Baidy, passes away at 82

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Joseph G. Baidy, a long-time golf course superintendent and agronomist, passed away on May 6, 2022. He was 82.

Baidy was a golf course superintendent for 56 years. During that time, he served in many roles, including president of the Allegheny Mountain Golf Course Superintendents of America, the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association (GPGCSA) and the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA).

During the latter part of his career, Baidy was an agronomist and worked with notable golf course architects, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Tom Fazio and more.

He served as director of many associations and service organizations, including Lions International and Cuyahoga County for the Disabled. Baidy was a parishioner at St. John Neumann Catholic Church and a Fourth Degree Knight of Knights of Columbus St. Neumann Council #12532.

Baidy was a former marine deployed with the Third Force Recon Battalion Fleet Marine Force (Special Forces).

In high school, he was the District 4 Champion and the Junior Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Champion, leading him to finish second in Pennsylvania. Baidy then played in the International JCC, where he placed 17th in the world. He also held several local and regional titles. He went on to attend Penn State University on a golf scholarship.

Baidy was preceded in death by his brothers, Francis, Stephen and Paul, and his son Michael. Baidy and his wife Judith had just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Baidy was the father of Michelle Baidy and grandfather of Charles Baidy. He is survived by his brother Robert.

Baidy’s full obituary can be found here.

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