As Executive Director of the Metropolitan PGA Section, Charlie Robson has overseen a dynamic growth in the scope and membership of the organization, which administers programs for over 700 PGA professionals and a 1,300-member Met PGA Junior Golf Association.
Raised on Long Island, Charlie graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1972. After a brief stint as a golf professional at Plandome Country Club, Robson began his career with the Metropolitan PGA, where he has been the driving force in establishing the Met Section as one of the most prestigious and respected PGA sections in the country.
Perhaps his greatest contributions, however, have come in the area of junior golf. He established the Met PGA Junior Golf Association and Junior Tour, and in 1988 began the ‘Golf In Schools’ program, which served as a model for many other inner-city programs across the nation. Robson was also an integral part of the group that founded The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, headquartered at Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx, and continues to serve as Treasurer on their Board of Directors.
The Metropolitan Golf Association presented Robson with its Distinguished Service Award in 2003 and he received the John Reid Lifetime Achievement Award from the Met Golf Course Superintendents Association in 1998.
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