PGA Honorary President Allen Wronowski served as the 37th President of the PGA of America from November 2010-12, following two years each as PGA Vice President and PGA Secretary. On Nov. 22, 2014, Wronowski was extended a second two-year term as PGA Honorary President by the PGA Board of Directors.
A member of the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame, Wronowski was named Director of Golf Development and Relations in 2014 for the Folds of Honor Foundation, as he promotes the Foundation’s cause to provide scholarships in support of families of military veterans who have served and sacrificed for our country.
Wronowski is the former PGA director of member and player development at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md., a facility he worked at for 34 years—beginning as an assistant professional, then PGA head professional, before being named PGA director of golf.
Wronowski’s record of service to the Association includes a term as District 10 Director on the national PGA Board from 2000-04, when he demonstrated his passion to enhance player development. As PGA President, Wronowski oversaw the launch of Golf 2.0, the industry’s groundbreaking growth-of-the-game initiative.
He was the chair for the 2009-10 PGA Professional National Championship, 2007-10 Junior PGA Championship and PGA Board of Control. He has served as co-chair of the PGA Youth Player Development Committee; and as a board member for both The First Tee and the Folds of Honor Foundation.
A native of Baltimore, Wronowski fell in love with the game of golf as a high school junior, so much so that he eventually decided to turn professional in 1976. Wronowski became active in Section governance soon after being elected to PGA membership in 1981, and has served on the Middle Atlantic PGA Section Board of Directors since 1996, holding all offices and representing the Section at the national level.
Wronowski’s impact with the Middle Atlantic PGA included creating a business plan for the Board and committees that is still a standard today; implementing a mentoring program that continues to be utilized by all chapters; and guiding an investment fund that increased Section reserves to $1.9 million, and led to a permanent headquarters in Stafford, Va.
In 1999, the Middle Atlantic PGA named Wronowski its Section Golf Professional of the Year; and in 2002, he earned the MAPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award for his behind-the-scenes work on employment efforts for the members of the Section. Wronowski was also named the 1984 Middle Atlantic Assistant Golf Professional of the Year.
Elected to national office as PGA Secretary in 2006; Wronowski became Vice President in 2008; PGA President in 2010; and PGA Honorary President beginning in 2012. Wronowski and his wife, Gail, live in Bel Air, Md.