Rose, Herb (1993)

About Rose, Herb (1993)

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Herb Rose entered the MAPGA Hall of Fame for his years of service to the Association, including two years as President. Herb laid the groundwork for the MAPGA tournament program, and for establishing rules, regulations, policies and procedures that are still the basis for today’s extensive tournament program.

Herb, originally from Jamaica, New York, grew up in East Rockaway, Long Island. He attended Peddie Prep School in New Jersey for two years where he played golf at the school course and came to love the game. Herb earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 1966. From there he accepted the assistant job at Bow Creek Golf Club where Tom Strange held the head PGA Professional position. In 1969, Herb moved on to Bay Hills Golf Club in Arnold, Maryland, and in 1976, he purchased the club. After seventeen years, 1969-1986, as the head PGA Professional, he held the PGA Director of Golf position until 1992 when he retired to Florida.

Always service-minded, forward thinking and dedicated, for many years he sat on the section’s Board of Directors. After holding the Treasurer’s position, he moved up to Vice President in 1972-1973, and then to the top spot as President in 1977, serving two years. As President his goals included retaining a Tournament Director to upgrade the Section’s events and to enhance both professional and amateur golf events in the middle Atlantic region.

The Section selected him as the MAPGA Professional of the Year in 1979 and he also received the 1988 President’s Award from Hank Majewski. In 1984, the MAPGA elected him to represent them as a Director for three-year term on the National PGA Board of Directors. The Carolinas, Kentucky and Middle Atlantic Sections made up District Ten at the time.

As a player, Herb Rose won pro-amateur tournaments at Montgomery CC in 1972 with a seven under 66, tied for first or won at Nassawango in 1975, Hobbit’s Glen in 1977, Piney Branch in 1978 and at Evergreen in 1979, and finished third in the Salisbury Open at Green Hill in 1973. Herb played in two PGA Club Professional Championships as well.   (rev. 2004)