Michael Brown Pine Valley Golf Club
Brown, 56, of Fort Washington, Pa., a former GAP Executive Committee
Member (2003-04), was elected President of The First Tee of Greater
Philadelphia in November. Brown succeeds R. Jay Sigel, a 19-time GAP
Major winner and Hall of Fame inductee, who was at the helm for 35
years. “It’s an honor and privilege to succeed Jay, and to be appointed to
this position. The First Tee is a phenomenal organization that is vital to the
game’s growth in our region,” said Brown.
David Denlinger Lancaster Country Club
Denlinger, 27, of Lancaster, Pa., earned his first victory as a professional
Jan. 31. He won the West Florida Golf Tour’s River Wilderness Series at
the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club in Parrish, Fla. Denlinger carded
a 5-under-par 67 in regulation to force a sudden-death playoff against
Daniel Mazziotta. He prevailed on the first playoff hole to earn the $1,000
Colin Mack-Allen Tavistock Country Club
Mack-Allen, 41, of Haddonfield, N.J., was elected President of the Philadelphia and Vicinity Club Managers Association at a Feb. 7 board meeting. Mack-Allen replaces Tim Muessle, the former Philadelphia Cricket
Club General Manager who recently left to assume the same position at
The Yale Club of New York City. Mack-Allen, in his sixth year at Tavistock, has been a Club Managers Association of America member since
2001 with the PVCMA (2001-04, 2009-present) and National Capital
Chapter (2005-2009) – while at Belle Haven Country Club. Mack-Allen
served on the PVCMA Board in 2011 and rejoined again in 2016. He
also is a member of the IWS (International Wine Society) Board and has
been involved in numerous national committees throughout the years
David Pierce Cedarbrook Country Club
Pierce, 56, of Upper Gwynedd, Pa., a Golf Association of Philadelphia
tournament volunteer, joined the USGA’s Research, Science and Innovation (RSI) team in early-March. As a research director, Pierce will be
responsible for special projects aimed at advancing the game by helping
golf courses reduce costs and provide a better golfer experience. He
brings nearly 15 years of experience in business development and research leadership with Dow Chemical. Most recently he served as a new
business development director. Prior to Dow, he worked for Evonik Corp.
in various development and strategy roles. Pierce has a bachelor’s and
master’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University and a
Master of Business Administration from Temple University.
Bonnie Yothers Indian Valley Country Club
Yothers, 55, of Telford, Pa., was named President of the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia during the organization’s annual meeting Dec. 7
at Llanerch Country Club. She served as the organization’s vice president
in 2017. “I’m surrounded by such talented, dedicated and committed
people. The Executive Committee and Laura [Hammond, WGAP Executive
Director] make it so pleasurable,” Yothers said. “I hope we can continue
to promote and grow the game of golf for women and Junior girls. I hope
we can find new ways to reach out and serve the women and Junior girls
in our area.”
Years that Ben Hogan served as Hershey
Country Club’s head professional.
Hogan succeeded Henry Picard in that role.
Year that new Rules of Golf will take effect.
Counties in the Anthracite Golf Association
region. Anthracite merged with the Golf
Association of Philadelphia in 2018.
Amount of investments and in-kind services
to Walnut Lane Golf Club, home of
The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia.
New clubs joining the Golf Association
of Philadelphia in 2018.
Endowed Scholars announced at
Platt Caddie Brunch.
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