AS THE fiRST NE W ENGLAND PGA SECTION MEMBER TO EVER ASCEND TO THE OFFICE of PGA President, Jim Remy, PGA, leads The PGA of America as it trumpets the vitally important 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.
An accomplished and highly regarded golf businessman, Remy holds the distinction of having served in virtually every capacity within the areas of PGA governance, including an unprecedented 6 1/2 year term on the National 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.
In November 2004, Remy was elected national PGA Secretary, serving in that position until his election to PGAVice President in 2006 and then PGA President in November 2008.
Remy has served in almost every capacity within the New England PGA Section, including Section President from 1995-97. Among various awards, he was named the 1997 NE PGA Golf Professional of the Year and inducted into the NE PGA Section Hall of Fame in 2008.
A PGA member since 1984, Remy began his career at Worcester (Mass.) Country Club and later served as a PGA assistant professional at Mount Pleasant Country Club. He became the PGA head professional at Killington Golf Resort in Vermont in 1985, then went on to become 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 joined 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 membership and resort facilities.
Remy serves on the Folds of Honor Foundation Board of Directors, a foundation created by PGA Professional Dan Rooney to provide post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while on active duty.
He and his wife, Darlene, have a daughter, Niki.
Jim Remy, PGA President, The PGA of America Okemo Valley Golf Club, Ludlow, Vt.
Allen Wronowski, PGA 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 is the PGA director of golf at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md., where he has served since 1990. He has a distinguished record of service to The PGA and the Middle Atlantic PGA Section, beginning with active involvement in Section governance soon after being elected to membership in 1981.
From 1983-88, Wronowski served on the Assistant’s Committee and in 1984 was
named the Section’s Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. He has served on the
Section Board of Directors since 1996, holding the offices of secretary, vice president,
president and currently Board of Control representative. At the national level, he
represented the Section 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. He also created a mentoring program that is now utilized by all the Section’s chapters.
As a Section officer, he was also instrumental in the creation of an investment fund and strategy that has grown Section reserves from 200,000 to 1.9 million, which was used to build a permanent Section office.
Wronowski has earned numerous awards for merchandising. He was named the 1997 Marketing Professional of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Salesman’s Association and 1998 Section Merchandiser of the Year in the private facility category. He was also named 1999 Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year. In 2002, Wronowski earned the Section Bill Strausbaugh Award for his behind-the-scenes work on employment efforts for the members of the Section.
Wronowski was elected to national office as PGA Secretary in November 2006, and then as PGAVice President in 2008, when he was also elected to serve on the Folds of Honor Foundation Board of Directors. He and his wife, Gail, live in Bel Air, Md.
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