The New Jersey PGA and Hall of Fame Committee have added two members to its Hall of Fame in 2018 with the induction of
Charlie Cowell and Wayne Warms. The New Jersey Section’s Hall of Fame honors the most accomplished PGA Professionals who have served as members in the New Jersey Section. To date, there are 38 members.
, the Director of Instruction at Crestmont Country Club, had a career year in 1992, with victories at the New Jersey PGA Assistants Championship and New Jersey State Open, as he went on his way to becoming Player of the Year. In 1994, Cowell added another win to his resume with a victory at the Metropolitan Open held at The Ridgewood Country Club.
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Cowell, who teaches LPGA Tour player Marina Alex, has worked in the New Jersey Section since 1989 and was the longtime Head Professional at Forest Hill Field Club.
, a longtime Head Professional at Manasquan River Golf Club and Due Process Stable, was elected to the PGA in 1978 and was a 14-time New Jersey Section Special Award winner, which includes 12 New Jersey PGA Junior Golf Leader Awards. In 1995, Warms was awarded the PGA of America’s National Junior Golf Leader Award.
Warms is the first member to join the New Jersey PGA Hall of Fame in the service category. Warms served on multiple New Jersey Section committees and PGA of America committees throughout his professional career. Warms was a speaker at the 1992 PGA Teaching Summit, and has taught hundreds of junior golfers who went on to play at the collegiate level, as well as dozens of professional golfers who competed throughout the world.
PGA Professionals that are considered are admitted on their criteria of playing and service achievements. This includes majors and senior major victories, National and NJPGA Special Awards and positions served on the Section and National level. The Section’s Hall of Fame is located at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club.