Brian Crowell is the PGA Head Golf Professional at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, NY, and has been a golf instructor since 1991. In addition to his many Golf Professional duties, Brian is also a television broadcaster, radio host, and author.
Brian has been featured as the co-host of NBC-TV’s Golf Digest Equipment Special in 2009, 2010, and 2011 along with Dottie Pepper. These nationally televised programs aired on Sundays in March, highlighting the very latest in golf industry innovations. In 2011, Brian joined CBS as a broadcaster at The Masters. He was the play-by-play announcer teamed with bobby Clampett on Masters In-Depth, which aired on Direct TV, Masters.com, and cbssports.com. As a member of the NBCSports.com broadcast team since 2007, Brian covered many major golf tournaments including the U.S. Open (Men’s, Women’s, and Senior), U.S. Amateur (Men’s and Women’s), The President’s Cup, and The Ryder Cup. He was featured nationally on the USA Network as a commentator for the PGA Tour’s Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, and has been an analyst / interviewer for MSG network. Brian has worked alongside Bill Patrick, Jennifer Mills, Jimmy Roberts, Judy Rankin, John Cook, Billy Ray Brown, and Phil Blackmar, among others.
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Radio listeners hear Brian on his live weekly sports radio program, The Clubhouse, throughout the golf season on AM 1230 WFAS in New York. Brian has interviewed numerous celebrities, professional athletes and dignitaries on this popular show. Brian has also been a frequent guest instructor on AM 1050 ESPN and has been a featured guest on Peter Kessler’s Making the Turn (Sirius 209 and XM 146) as well as several other radio shows in the metropolitan New York area.
Brian’s work as a writer has been featured in a number of books, newspapers, and major magazines. His weekly column in New York Metro has gathered great reviews, and he was a contributing author in Donald Trump’s book, The Greatest Golf Advice I Ever Received. In 2007, Brian released his first book, Teach Yourself Visually, Golf with Wiley Publishing, followed by Visual Quick Tips, Golf, released in 2008. Brian’s work can also be seen in The Secret of Golf by George Peper and Golf Rx by Dr. Vijay Vad. He has appeared in many major golf magazines, been a contributing writer for GOLF magazine, and recently wrote a four-page instructional article in the Met Golfer magazine.
Brian has an extensive record of service to the Metropolitan Section of the PGA and was appointed to the position of Secretary after holding other executive and board positions in recent years. Brian has also won several awards, including the Horton Smith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education. In 2011, he was appointed to the National Public Relations Committee of the PGA of America and was given a position on the Advisory Board for the Lamkin Grip Company. As a highly regarded instructor in the Metropolitan Section and beyond, he has given countless golf lessons, clinics, and demonstrations. In 2003, Brian was named one of America’s Best Instructors by National Consumer’s Research, and in 2005 was selected as one of the Top 50 Junior Golf Instructors in the country by US Kids Golf.
He has been a featured spokesman on-line and in infomercials, and Brian recently co-produced and starred in the golf instructional DVD, Get in the Game. He was also instrumental in launching the website GolfersMD.com, and is currently a member of their advisory board, the Host for their video content, and one of the site’s featured experts. Brian was also seen in three national network television commercials for Smith and Wollensky Steakhouses with co-star Craig Stadler. In addition to various assignments as an emcee and a featured speaker, he has been a consultant and a model for a number of successful projects, including the recently released Quamut Guide to Golf.
Brian’s many interests include all other sports, outdoor activities, automobiles, and music. He even performs as the bassist / tenor sax player for Faze2, a rock band. As a proud father and husband, Brian loves to spend time with his wife Wendy and their three incredible children Kevin, Casey, and Christina.