Billy Casper Golf and Ocean Pines are excited to announce John C. Malinowski III, PGA as the new Director of Golf at Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club. John, who lives in Ocean Pines with his wife Julie, daughter Emily age 11 and son Johnny age 5, will begin to oversee the day-to-day operations of the club on November 13th.
Introduced to the game early on by his Dad, it was in college where John really turned his focus to golf and landed a spot on the golf team at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. While in college, John worked at the Medal of Honor Golf Course on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia as a cart attendant and then as an assistant. Upon graduation with Bachelor’s degrees in both Economics and Political Science John would later move on to Catawba Country Club in Newton, North Carolina and declare his professional status.
Fifteen months after declaring his professional status, John was elected to PGA membership. He left Catawba and accepted a head professional position at Montclair Golf Club in Montclair, Virginia. After two years, John moved to the PGA Director of Instruction position at Capital City Golf School in Washington, DC and in 2003, he became the Head PGA Professional at River Run Golf Club in Ocean City, Maryland. In the spring of 2010, John left Ocean City to accept the position as Head PGA Professional at Montgomery Country Club in Laytonsville, Maryland.
During John’s career he has been highly active with the PGA. Early this year the Middle Atlantic section of the PGA honored John as their 2012 Professional of the Year. John is also currently serving as the Middle Atlantic section’s 44th President. Prior to his Presidency, John served as the Section’s Education and Membership Chair. One of his most notable accomplishments as Membership Chair was his redevelopment of the apprentice orientation. The goal of the orientation program is to get apprentices on the right track early in their careers and get them involved with The PGA to help make a difference. John is also a member of the National PGA Education Committee and has achieved certification in all six areas of the PGA Certified Professional Program. Other Section awards on John’s resume include the 2009 Bill Strausbaugh Award, 2006 Horton Smith Award and the 2002 President’s Award.