Lee Corwin, the 1972 SCGA President who was instrumental in the creation of FORE Magazine, passed away on October 2 at age 91.
Corwin, an Ohio native, relocated with his parents to Los Angeles in 1935. He attended University of Southern California and, upon graduation, entered the Army during World War II. Following his tour, he worked in a variety of ventures until he was licensed as a stockbroker in the 1960s, and would work as an investment broker and financial advisor, as well as a manager at several brokerage houses, until retirement.
Corwin was a passionate golfer and a member of Hillcrest Country Club for more than 50 years, where he served on the club's Board of Directors and was club champion in 1964. He was an avid tennis player as well. Corwin joined the SCGA Board in 1964 and during his tenure, he served as the Public Relations Committee Chairman, as well as a member of the Finance, Handicap and Course Rating Committees, before his election to SCGA President in 1972.
During Corwin's time on the SCGA Board several milestones were noted, include the introduction of the SCGA Electronic Handicap Service (1968), the publishing of FORE Magazine (1968), the grand opening of SCGA's current headquarters (1969) and the merger of the SCGA and the San Diego County Golf Association (1971). In an effort to bridge communications with the SCGA membership, Corwin spearheaded and organized the FORE Magazine concept, and also arranged for Bing Crosby and family on the cover of the Spring 1971 issue, the first time any magazine was permitted to use a Crosby Family photo.
Corwin is survived by his wife Connie and two children. Donations may be made in Corwin's honor to The City of Hope Cancer Research Center.