Dave Donelson Elected MGWA President




Elmsford, NY (October 24, 2018) --- Dave Donelson, Executive Editor of Westchester Magazine Golf, has been elected to a two-year term as President of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association by the MGWA Executive Committee.


Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post and Brian Crowell of Silo Ridge/CBS/Sirius XM were re-elected as Vice Presidents.  Hank Gola of The Met Golfer, a veteran sportswriter formerly at the New York Daily News, was elected as a new Vice President.


Also re-elected as Executive Committee members:  former MGWA President Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV Channel 4; Dan Berger, DMB Media Network; Bill Fields, Freelance; Martin Davis, The American Golfer; Damon Hack, Golf Channel; Pete Kowalski, USGA; Ann Liguori, Ann Liguori Productions; Bill Meth, JB Sports Service; Peter Morrice, Golf Digest; Jay Mottola, Metropolitan Golf Association; John Paul Newport, Wall Street Journal; Pat Norton, On Course Strategies; Bill Pennington, New York Times; Jimmy Roberts, NBC-TV Sports; Chuck Stogel, Freelance.


Donelson, currently the Executive Editor of Westchester Magazine’s Golf edition, has been a freelance contributor to dozens of national publications since 1998.  He has authored eight non-fiction and fiction books.  Prior to his writing career, Donelson was a broadcast TV executive, management consultant and entrepreneur.  He serves on the Harrison Public Library Board and is President of the Harrison Public Library Foundation.  Additionally, he is a current member and four-term past President on the Board of the Westchester Library System.


The MGWA was founded in 1952 to promote golf journalism and honor golf’s champions and contributors.  Its National Awards Dinner – the longest-running and often the largest golf dinner in the U.S. each year –  is attended by nearly 600 guests, representing golf’s leading organizations and corporate supporters, Met Area Clubs and Club leaders, as well as local and national golf media. Over the years, the MGWA has raised well over $2 million for local caddie scholarships, the MGA Foundation and other charities.


Contact:               Robin Sauerhaft, MGWA Executive Administrator

                             rsauerhaft@mgagolf.org; 914-347-4653


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