What sad news. We're basically the same exact age, and I can remember interacting with him as far back as our teens on BSG.
I’m so sorry to hear that JW has passed. I came here expecting a fun golf update. My condolences and prayers to his family.
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The one thing that always stood out to me about Joe was how passionate he was about complete strangers having the best equipment for their game and the efforts he would go through for anyone. I remember he had a tour issue 70TX Diamana White shaft that I was interested in but was concerned with the shaft flex. I was a complete stranger at the time and he sent endless messages asking questions about my game, swing, etc...And anyone that interacted with Joe knows these are not one line messages, I mean paragraphs talking about grip weight, tipping, he was very detailed and meticulous when it game to equipment. I ended up not buying the shaft and he really didn’t care, he was just willing to help.
Another thing that stuck out was his obsession with finding the right gap wedge and finding the correct gapping at the top of his bag. How many posts did he have about playing only 12 clubs?
Joe was also a really good liar, I would send him videos of my swing and he would always tell me how good it was. Lol
I’m not sure if I’m allowed to post this or not but here is the obituary.