Majewski, Hank (2008)

About Majewski, Hank (2008)

Hank Majewski gained MAPGA Hall of Fame recognition for his contributions to the game, especially to junior golf, and for contributions to the MAPGA and The PGA of America as an administrator.  Within the MAPGA he rose to the Presidency in 1988 and to The PGA of America’s  District 10 Director’s position representing not only the Middle Atlantic Section, but also the Kentucky and Carolinas Sections.   Hank’s awards include MAPGA Merchandiser of the Year (1982), MAPGA Professional of the Year (1988) and The PGA of America Professional of the Year (1988).  He is a member of The PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame Inaugural Class of 2005.

Hank’s golf career began as a ten-year old “underage” caddie at Baltimore CC about 1950.  Before entering college he excelled at golf and basketball at City College of Baltimore where his golf teams went undefeated over three seasons.  MAPGA Hall of Fame member Bill Clarke coached those golf teams.

During his University of Baltimore years on a golf and basketball scholarship, Hank earned his degree and garnered Who’s Who Among College and University Students distinction.  He won the Mason/Dixon Conference Golf Championship in three of the four years.   A few years later, while as an assistant professional he entered the University of Baltimore Law School and finished that degree in 1968.

Following graduation in 1961, Hank worked in the private sector for two years before accepting an Assistant Professional position at Burning Tree Club under the legendary Max Elbin.   A year later he moved on Baltimore CC as an Assistant to Walter Romans, another MAPGA Hall of Fame member.  In 1967 Hank took on the challenge of developing a golf program at the “new Columbia Community” facilities: Hobbit’s Glen and All View.  He succeeded.  In short order, golf lessons, corporate outings, programs for juniors and women, tournaments and charity events came to fruition.  While there, he took over and greatly enhanced the Middle Atlantic Open, which continued under his tenure for another eleven years.  The last stop in his career began in 1985 as the owner and PGA Director of Golf at Wakefield Valley Golf Club.

Hank’s career as an MAPGA leader began as Treasurer in 1984, followed by a Vice Presidency before his tenure as President in 1988 and 1989.  Prior to that, he served on committees to such an extent that Hank either chaired or held membership on every one of them. When he chaired the Handicap Committee, they moved from a write-in system to a computer system in conjunction with MSGA and the VSGA. This effort significantly contributed to the financial well being of the MAPGA and both State Associations.  He hosted the MAPGA Section Championship in 1969, 1970 and 1982.  Hank was the primary force leading the movement of the MAPGA into a three-Chapter organization, which has been in place for twenty years.

As the District 10 Director of The PGA between 1993 and 1995, he served on several committees: National Public Awareness, Jurisprudence and Long Range Planning.

One of the stellar characteristics in Hank’s career is the commitment to and the support of junior golf.  Throughout his career, junior golfers have played and practiced free of charge at his facilities.  Furthermore, for a number of years Hank orchestrated a bussing program that brought children from the region to Hobbit’s Glen.  In 1980-1981, Hank also single-handedly rescued the Howard County Public School System Golf Program when the School Board  had previously decided to drop the sport in a cost-cutting move.  Furthermore, Hank and Frank Emmet, the Dean of Junior Golf in the Region, collaborated on the creation of the Maryland Junior Open.

Hank is also a member of the City College of Baltimore Hall of Fame and the University of Baltimore Hall of Fame for both golf and basketball.  (rev. 2009)