ALLEN WRONOWSKI, PGA
PGA Honorary President Allen Wronowski served as The PGA of America’s 37th president from November 2010-12. He is the PGA director of member and player development at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md., a facility that he has served since 1979, beginning as an assistant professional, then PGA head professional (1990), before being named PGA director of golf (2010). Among his mentors was the late Bill Clarke of Hillendale Country Club, making the facility the first to have employed two PGA of America presidents.
During Wronowski’s term as PGA president, the Association launched and guided Golf 2.0, an industry-supported initiative to grow participation in the game by broadening access and appeal to diverse audiences, especially minorities, women and junior golfers.
Wronowski’s record of service to the Association also includes a term as District 10 Director on the PGA Board of Directors from 2000-04, when he demonstrated his passion to enhance player development. As a national officer, Wronowski, 58, expanded upon his initiative by supporting the core values of PGA Professionals and their impact upon junior golf, minorities and diversity.
A native of Baltimore, Wronowski began golf as a high school junior and started his golf career as an assistant professional at Rocky Point Golf Course in Essex, Md. He turned professional in 1976, and was elected to PGA membership in 1981. Among his many accomplishments within the Middle Atlantic PGA Section were creating a business plan for the Board and committees that is standard today; implementing a mentoring program that is utilized by all Section chapters; and building an investment fund that increased Section reserves on the way to a permanent headquarters in Stafford, Va. Wronowski was named the 1999 Section Golf Professional of the Year; the 2002 Section Bill Strausbaugh Award recipient for his behind-the-scenes work on employment efforts; and was the 1984 Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year.
Wronowski and his wife, Gail, live in Bel Air, Md.