AS THE fiRST NEW ENGLAND PGA SECTION MEMBER TO ASCEND TO THE OFFICE of PGA President, Jim Remy leads The PGA of America as it promotes the ssential role PGA members play throughout the industry, especially as a golf employer’s most valuable asset for economic growth and development, and as a consumer’s trusted source for golf instruction, information and advice.
Remy holds the distinction of having served in virtually every capacity within the areas of PGA governance, including an unprecedented six-and-a-half-year term on the
PGA Board of Control, which reviews and rules on membership issues. He was named to the Board in 1997, to finish the term of William A. Mitchell, who passed away, and was then named to his own term in 1999. Remy took part in nearly 1,200 decisions during his tenure on the PGA Board of Control.
In 2004, Remy was elected national PGA Secretary, serving two years, until his election to PGAVice President in 2006, then PGA President in 2008. He has served in almost every capacity within the New England PGA Section, including Section president from 1995–97. He was named 1997 New England PGA Golf Professional of the Year and was inducted into the New England PGA Section Hall of Fame in 2008. A PGA member since 1984, Remy is the vice president and general manager of the Okemo Golf Division at the Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vt. He began his career at Worcester (Mass.) Country Club, site of the first Ryder Cup. He served as a PGA assistant professional at Worcester Country Club and Mount Pleasant Country Club, also in Massachusetts. After accepting the PGA head professional position at Killington (Vt.) Golf Resort in 1985, he became the PGA director of golf and summer sports, and eventually the PGA director of golf for the Vermont Divisions for S-K-I Ltd.
In 1997, Remy accepted a position with Okemo Mountain Resort and became responsible
for the construction and development of the Okemo Valley Golf Club. Today, as vice
president and general manager of the Okemo Golf Division, he is responsible for all aspects
of one of New England’s leading resorts.
Remy and his wife, Darlene, have a daughter, Niki.
President, The PGA of America Okemo Valley Golf Club, Ludlow, Vt.
Vice President, The PGA of America Hillendale Country Club, Phoenix, Md.
PGA VICE PRESIDENT ALLEN WRONOWSKI SERVED AS DISTRICT 10 DIRECTOR ON the PGA Board of Directors and has worked as PGA head professional at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md., since 1990. He has a distinguished record of service to The PGA of America and the Middle Atlantic PGA Section (MAPGA), beginning with active involvement in Section governance soon after being elected to PGA membership in 1981.
From 1983–88, Wronowski served on the Assistant’s Committee as treasurer, vice president, president and tournament chair. In 1984, Wronowski was named the MAPGA’s Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. He has served on the MAPGA Board of Directors since 1996, holding the offices of secretary, vice president, president and currently Board of Control representative. Over the past 21 years, Wronowski has been an active member or chair of numerous Section committees. At the national level, he represented the MAPGA as a delegate to the PGAAnnual
Meeting from 1995–2000, in addition to his role as PGA District 10 Director.
As Middle Atlantic PGA President, Wronowski created a five-year working business plan for the Board and committees to use toward being more effective and efficient, with measurable and trackable results. The plan is still used today, after being updated each year. Wronowski also created a mentoring program in one chapter while Section president, and that program is now utilized by all chapters.
As a Section officer, he was also instrumental in the creation of an MAPGA investment fund and strategy that has grown MAPGA reserves from 200,000 to 1.9 million, which was used to build a permanent MAPGA office. Wronowski has earned numerous awards for his merchandising skills. In 1997, he was named Marketing Professional of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Salesman’s Association, and was selected as the 1998 MAPGA Merchandiser of the Year in the private facility category. Wronowski was also named 1999 Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year.
In 2002, Wronowski earned the MAPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award for his behind-the-scenes work on employment efforts for the members of the Middle Atlantic PGA Section. He was elected to national office as PGA Secretary in 2006, and then as PGAVice President in 2008.
Wronowski and his wife, Gail, live in Bel Air, Md.