Warren Orlick and the PGA are almost synonymous.
Head golf professional at Tam O’Shanter Country Club in Orchard Lake, MI, for 29 years, Orlick became a respected international authority of the Rules of Golf.
In 1955, he was named the first chairman of the PGA of America’s Rules of Golf Committee. He served as a rules official for several major championships for over three decades, including the Masters, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.
He served as President of the Michigan PGA from 1956 to 1958. In 1960, he won the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award and was twice named the Michigan PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Orlick became the President of the PGA of America in 1971-72, during which time he developed the PGA Apprentice and PGA Master Professional programs.
He was inducted into the Michigan PGA Hall of Fame in 2011.