Brown, the Former PGA Head Professional at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Va., and Dolan, the Recently Retired PGA Head Professional at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md., to become the 57th and 58thMembers of the MAPGA Hall of Fame
Stafford, Va. – The Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA of America (MAPGA) has announced that PGA Professionals Glenn Brown and Bob Dolan have been selected for the MAPGA Hall of Fame Class of 2023. The honor recognizes their respective lifetime dedication to the game and business golf, while showcasing the ideals of sportsmanship, ethical behavior, and the mission of the MAPGA.
Brown, a resident of Vienna, Va., and Dolan, a resident of Poolesville, Md., will become the 57th and 58thmembers of the MAPGA Hall of Fame when they are officially inducted on February, 19th during the Association’s annual awards banquet at Lansdowne Resort & Spa, in Leesburg, Va.
“On behalf of the Middle Atlantic PGA Section, we are proud to announce the selection of Glenn Brown and Bob Dolan for the MAPGA Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023,” said Jon Guhl, Executive Director, Middle Atlantic PGA. “Both gentlemen are legends in their profession and boast a track record of excellence in representing the Middle Atlantic PGA, their respective clubs and the game of golf for decades.”
Brown, who is 73 years old, was the long-time PGA Head Professional at Westwood CC in Vienna, Va. He retired in 2018 after 36 years as the head professional and 40 years overall at Westwood. He served in Section governance for many years, serving all of the Chapter offices, 6 years as the Section Director-at-Large, and chaired the Employment Committee for almost 20 years.
He was also responsible for the creation of a Section Compensation survey, which was later taken on by PGAHQ. Among his many honors, Brown was awarded the National Bill Strausbaugh Award for employment efforts in 2000.
Dolan, 60, recently retired after 27 years of service as the PGA Head Professional at Columbia Country Club, in Chevy Chase, Md. He served in all the Chapter and Section offices, culminating in his Presidency of the Section in 2002-2003. A decorated PGA Professional, Dolan was selected as the recipient of the PGA’s National Youth Player Development Award in 2000 and the National Bill Strausbaugh Award in 2011. In fact, he is one of only 68 PGA Professionals to win more than one National Award. In Junior Golf, Dolan was the Chair when the MAPGA started its successful Junior Tour in 1998. On the employment side, he started the first MAPGA Employment Summit, which has been highly successful and branched out to Section chapters.
Guhl adds, “Upon their induction in February, Glenn Brown and Bob Dolan will join an acclaimed group of MAPGA Hall of Fame members whose commitment and contributions to the game of golf and fellow PGA Professionals are unparallelled. We congratulate them and thank them for a lifetime of service.”
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About Middle Atlantic PGA
The Middle Atlantic PGA Section (MAPGA), located in Stafford, Virginia, is one of 41 Sections of The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA), headquartered in Frisco, Texas. The MAPGA has been a part of The PGA since 1925 and consists of over 1,100 members and apprentices in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and small portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. There are over 900,000 golfers playing more than 16.5 million rounds of golf a season in the Middle Atlantic region. As player development remains a driving force in the golf industry, the MAPGA provides a wide variety of programs and assistance to support its members who teach the game, promote goodwill and share the game’s values to their golfing customers and their communities in general. Locally, MAPGA Professionals assist in raising over $6 million annually for charities.