Professional Golf Management
Mark Wilson Player Development Coordinator
College of Business Office KNO-SEHM
Professional activities and areas of interest
Mark Wilson has been the Head Golf Professional at Watermark Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1982 and has been a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America for 27 years. In addition to serving the members of his Club, Mark has been active in many PGA activities, especially those related to the Rules of Golf. He has been a member of the PGA of America’s Rules of Golf Committee since 1990. In this capacity he has served as a Rules Official at 22 PGA Championships, 16 Masters Tournaments, 7 British Opens, 4 United States Opens and 7 Ryder Cup Matches. He served as Chair of this Committee from 2005 – 2010 and during that period was the Rules Chair at 6 PGA Championships and was the Chief Referee at the 2008 Ryder Cup Matches.
Mark has been involved in Rules education as well. He served as a consulting member of the United States Golf Association’s Rules of Golf Committee from 2005 – 2010. In this capacity, he contributed proposed language for new and revised Rules of Golf and Decisions on the Rules of Golf. He has been an instructor at 32 National PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops. Since 1992, Mark has also conducted annual Rules of Golf programs for the students in the PGM Program at Ferris State University. He is the featured instructor in “Understanding the Rules in Game Situations,” part of the PGA Golf Instruction Video Series, a 4-part video series produced for the PGA by TN Marketing, a division of Turner Sports.
The PGA of America honored Mark in 2008 as the recipient of the National Horton Smith Award for contributions to the PGA Education Program. In 2007 he was elected to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, in 2008 the Grand Rapids, MI Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2011 became one of twelve original inductees to the Michigan PGA Hall of Fame.
Michigan State University, B.A. History 1978
Professional Golfers’ Association of America Master Professional
Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi