Steve Delmar Named Head Golf Professional at Historic Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland; Only Fourth Individual to Hold the Position in the Club’s 125-Year History

Stafford, Va. … (December 12, 2022) – The Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA of America (MAPGA) has announced that PGA Professional Steve Delmar, a native of Gaithersburg, Md., has been named Head Golf Professional at historic Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md., replacing longtime Head Golf Professional Bob Dolan. The new appointment makes Delmar only the fourth individual to hold the position in the 125-year history of Columbia County Club.


A graduate of Coastal Carolina University, where he was a member of the Men’s Golf Team, and the former Assistant Men’s Golf Coach at the University of Maryland, Delmar assumes the Head Golf Professional position at Columbia Country Club after serving as the Club’s Assistant Golf Professional for the past six years. In addition to his teaching and business acumen, Delmar is an accomplished player, having won four MAPGA Major titles, including the Section Championship in 2019, Assistant Championship in 2019 and 2020, and the Players Cup in 2021. He was also named the MAPGA Player of the Year in 2019.


In replacing Dolan, who served as Head Golf Professional at Columbia Country Club for the past 28 years, Delmar joins a short, but distinguished list of PGA Professionals who have held the position. This includes Fred McLeod who enjoyed a 55-year tenure and the late Coach Bill Strausbaugh, the legendary former Professional Emeritus at Columbia Country Club, whose efforts in the teaching and coaching arena were both ground-breaking and significant. Strausbaugh spent 31 years as Head Golf Professional at Columbia Country and following his death in 1999 the PGA of America established the “PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award,” which bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character, and leadership through a commitment to mentoring and making significant impacts on the careers of PGA Professionals.


“I am honored to be named Head Golf Professional at Columbia Country Club, which is a tremendous accomplishment in my career journey as a PGA Professional,” said Delmar. “It’s equally humbling to succeed Bob Dolan and the late Bill Strausbaugh, two individuals who have done so much for the game of golf and PGA Professionals throughout the state of Maryland, and across the golf industry.”


“On behalf of the Middle Atlantic PGA Section, we congratulate Steve on achieving this historic position at Columbia Country Club and filling the shoes of legends in the teaching profession,” said Jon Guhl, Executive Director, Middle Atlantic PGA. “Steve is a tremendous teacher and player, and we expect that he will enjoy a long, successful tenure at Columbia Country Club.


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About Middle Atlantic PGA

The Middle Atlantic PGA Section (MAPGA), located in Stafford, Virginia, is one of 41 Sections of The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA), headquartered in Frisco, Texas. The MAPGA has been a part of The PGA since 1925 and consists of over 1,100 members and apprentices in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and small portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. There are over 900,000 golfers playing more than 16.5 million rounds of golf a season in the Middle Atlantic region. As player development remains a driving force in the golf industry, the MAPGA provides a wide variety of programs and assistance to support its members who teach the game, promote goodwill and share the game’s values to their golfing customers and their communities in general. Locally, MAPGA Professionals assist in raising over $6 million annually for charities.


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