Honorary President, The PGA of America
Birth Date: July 24, 1954
Birthplace: Baltimore, Md.
Home: Bel Air, Md.
Turned Professional: 1976
PGA Membership: 1981
PGA Section: Middle Atlantic
Allen Wronowski served as the 37th President of The PGA of America from November 2010-12, following two years of service each as PGA Vice President and PGA Secretary. He is the 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).
Wronowski’s record of service to the Association 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 has expanded upon this initiative by supporting the core values of PGA Professionals and their impact upon junior golf, minorities and diversity.
He has served as chair for the 2009-10 PGA Professional National Championship, 2007-10 Junior PGA Championship and PGA Board of Control. In addition, he has served as co-chair of the National PGA Junior Golf 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; and was elected PGA President in 2010, and became PGA Honorary President on Nov. 10, 2012. Wronowski and his wife, Gail, live in Bel Air, Md.