Posted on: January 3, 2023
By: Bill Atkinson

David 'Moose' G. Brown
David “Moose” Brown

Nearly 30 years ago, the Baltimore Sun’s renowned sports columnist John Steadman wrote a series of columns on a young man from Baltimore competing in the U.S. Open Golf Championship.

One story about the 25-year-old began this way: “What David G. Brown brings with him to the U.S. Open Golf Championship is an incongruous nickname — “Moose.” At 5-foot-6, 145 pounds, it doesn’t fit, even remotely.”

Despite his stature, Moose Brown could hammer the ball and during the Open added a little too much muscle on several shots. “Too many of those shots I hit over the green just had too much smoke on them,” the young golfer told Steadman.

Today, Moose was named Executive Director of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association and the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association. His timing couldn’t be better with golf enjoying a surge in popularity. It will be exciting to see where Moose takes the two organization. He brings plenty to the table: passion, confidence, ideas and yes, a little “smoke.”

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Moose Brown at the 2004 Mason-Dixon Match
Moose Brown at the 2004 Mason-Dixon Match


About the Middle Atlantic Golf Association
Mid-Atlantic and Washington Golf AssociationsThe Middle Atlantic Golf Association is one of the oldest amateur golf organizations in the country. It was founded in 1902 for the purpose of promoting the game of golf, upholding the traditions and spirits of the game, and providing competitions for its members. Its member clubs, approximately 125, are in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. In addition to its own events, each year it conducts on behalf of the USGA four championship qualifiers: U. S. Open final qualifying, U.S. Junior Amateur qualifying, U. S. Women’s Amateur Qualifying, and, in the even years U. S. Senior Amateur qualifying, and in the odd years, U. S. Senior Open qualifying. For more information click: Middle Atlantic Golf Association

About the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association
Washington Metropolitan Golf AssociationThe WMGA is comprised of member golf clubs within the District of Columbia, the Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, St. Mary’s, and Washington; the Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford; and the independent cities within these Virginia counties. The WMGA and its predecessor (District of Columbia Golf Association) have been serving Washington area golfers for over 100 years. The WMGA is active in providing Rules of Golf education to – its member clubs, high school golf teams, college golf teams, and other allied organizations including The First Tee and The Special Olympics of Maryland. For more information click: Washington Metropolitan Golf Association