Wednesday, February 18, 2009

DeWall New President of STPGA Section

Marc DeWall, head professional at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch in Boerne, is the new president of the Southern Texas section of the PGA. Balloting took place earlier this month at the section's 2009 Annual Meeting at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston.

The STPGA news release includes this look at DeWall's career:

DeWall will serve as the STPGA's president through 2010, moving up from the position of vice-president to accept the office. He served as the secretary of the STPGA in 2005-2006 and was first elected to membership on the Section's Board of Directors in 2000. He served as vice-president of the STPGA’s Western Chapter from 2000 to 2002 and was the Chapter president in 2003 and 2004. He chaired several of the STPGA’s committee while gathering the experience that led to his election to the presidency.

"When I first became involved in the leadership of the Southern Texas PGA, I thought the idea was to help our Section through specific changes I had in mind," said DeWall, a 1989 graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. "Through the years, I’ve witnessed several significant changes, but I quickly came to the conclusion that real change comes through a team effort. I'm lucky to have followed a number of great leaders who have made a difference simply through their involvement in the Section, and I hope I can follow their paths."

DeWall, a Nebraska native, was elected to membership in the PGA of America in 1992. A scholarship golfer at St. Mary's, he has spent his entire career in the San Antonio area. DeWall has served as the head golf professional at two of the area’s most noted clubs — The Dominion Country Club from 1995 to 2006 and The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch since 2006.

He was selected as the STPGA’s 1997 Merchandiser of the Year (Private Facilities) and was the 2001 STPGA Horton Smith Award winner (for leadership in the education of PGA members). He has also earned a number of awards from the Western Chapter of the STPGA, including three selections as the Chapter's Golf Professional of the Year (2001, '04, '05).

DeWall has also been active in national activities, serving as the chairman of the PGA of America’s Annual Meeting Committee in 2003. He was a member of the PGA’s President’s Council in 2006 and 2007.

"I'll put a lot of emphasis on member involvement during my presidency," said DeWall. "As I mentioned, I think member involvement is key to continuing the process of building a better Southern Texas PGA. We have a vision of what we want to accomplish, and it will take the support and cooperation of all our members to achieve the goals we've set."

Glenn Lee, the director of golf at Horseshoe Bay Resort and the 2005 STPGA Golf Professional of the Year, was elected vice-president.

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