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W&L Alum Honored for PGA Leadership

Charles Robson, a 1972 graduate of Washington and Lee, will be honored by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association later this month when he receives the organization’s Distinguished Service Award.

Charlie has served as the executive director of the Metropolitan NY Professional Golfers’ Association since shortly after he graduated from W&L. According to the announcement, Charlie has overseen “a dynamic growth in the scope and membership of the organization.” The Metropolitan Section, one of 41 PGA sections throughout the country, administers programs for more than 700 PGA professionals and a 1,300-member Met PGA Junior Golf Association.

Charlie established the junior association and Junior Tour and began the organization’s Golf in Schools program in 1988. That program has been a model for other inner-city efforts across the nation. He was also credited with helping to found the First Tee of Metropolitan New York.

This is the latest of several awards that Charlie has received. In 2003, the Metropolitan Golf Association presented him with its Distinguished Service Award, and he received the John Reid Lifetime Achievement Award from the Met Golf Course Superintendents Association in 1998.