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BRIAN CROWELL RE-ELECTED MGWA PRESIDENT

 

Elmsford, NY (November 19, 2021) --- Broadcaster and PGA professional Brian Crowell has been re-elected as President of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association by the MGWA Executive Committee.

 

Vice Presidents Mark Cannizzaro of the New York PostHank Gola, veteran sportswriter formerly at the New York Daily News and Damon Hack of The Golf Channel have all been re-elected as Vice Presidents of the organization.  Treasurer Dave Donelson of Westchester Magazine will also be returning to his post.

 

The MGWA Executive Committee will retain its current members: Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV; Dan Berger, DMB Media Network; Martin Davis, The American Golfer;  Pete Kowalski, Kowalski Sports and PR; Ann Liguori, Ann Liguori Productions; Bill Meth, JB Sports Service; Peter MorriceGolf DigestJay Mottola, jaymottolagolf; John Paul Newport, Freelance; Pat Norton, On Course Strategies; Bill PenningtonNew York TimesJimmy Roberts, NBC-TV Sports; Chuck Stogel, Freelance.

 

Crowell, who is locally and nationally renowned in the golf industry, is the General Manager of Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point.  He has been a PGA of America golf instructor since 1991, and was named the 2020 Met PGA Professional of the Year.  He was a President of the Metropolitan Section of the PGA, and is a past winner of the Horton Smith Award, which recognizes outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education. While working with the CBS Sports broadcast team, Crowell has covered numerous Masters and PGA Championships, as well as both men’s and women’s U.S. Opens, the Ryder Cup, President’s Cup, and U.S. Amateur tournaments.  He hosted “Lesson Tee Live” on the Golf Channel, and “On-Course” on SiriusXM, and has authored several books: Slice-Free Golf, The Idiot’s Guide to Golf, and Visual Quick Tips: Golf. 

 

The MGWA has celebrated the game of golf and promoted golf journalism since its inception in 1952.  Each year, it honors the sport’s champions and contributors at its largest fundraiser, the National Awards Dinner.  This highly anticipated event is supported by golf’s leading organizations and corporate supporters, Met Area clubs and club leaders, as well as local and national golf media. Through the Dinner and other events, the MGWA has raised millions of dollars for Caddie Scholarship programs in the Metropolitan New York area, the MGA Foundation, and the Dave Marr Journalism Scholarship at Columbia University. 

 

For more information, contact Robin Sauerhaft, MGWA Executive Administrator, at: rsauerhaft@mgagolf.org