AN OUTSTANDING AMATEUR OR AMATEURS WILL BE SELECTED WHOSE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MAPGA INCLUDE THE PROMOTION OF GOLF, PROMOTION OF THE MAPGA AND PGA PROFESSIONALS, RECOGNITION BY THE MAPGA AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY AS A LEADER IN HIS/HER FIELD AND HIS/HER SUPPORT OF THE MAPGA GOLF PROGRAMS.
J. Michael Millen was born in New York City on November 10, 1949 to Dr. Robert S. Millen and Barbara Bobcock Millen. Dr. and Mrs. Millen also had a daughter Martha Millen Brosnahan and son R. Woody Millen. Michael was introduced to the game of golf early, at the age of four, by his parents at the Piping Rock Club in New York. To say that Golf is close to the family is an understatement. His great grandfather Daniel Chauncey was the President of the Metropolitan (Met) Golf Association in New York and the United States Golf Association (USGA). His father served as a board member for the New York State Golf Association.
Michael earned his Bachelors at Lynchburg College and his Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. Michael has played in the British, French, and German Amateur Championships as well as varied state and regional championships throughout his career.
Michael has served on the Virginia State Golf Association’s Board of Directors since 1998, ending his term as President in January of 2020. In addition to his work with the VSGA he also has served on the Southern Golf Association’s Board of Directors since 2013, MAGA Board of Directors since 1999 including serving as President in 2008, and the USGA Regional Affairs Committee since 1994.
Michael and his wife of 22 years Mary Jane Divine have a son Daniel Chauncey Millen.