Maulana Dotch, the 1st African American woman in Texas and 2nd African American woman America to earn her Class A, PGA Membership. She has recently become a certified LPGA Teaching Professional. Maulana has been in the golf business for 12 years. She has held a variety of positions from Assistant Professional, Teaching Professional, and Head Golf Professional. She is currently the Head Golf Professional at Cedar Crest Golf Course.
Maulana earned a full golf scholarship to Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. While at Bethune her team won the PGA National Minority Collegiate Golf Championship all four years she played. During her senior year, 2002, Maulana won the Women’s Division of that Championship.
Maulana graduated from Bethune Cookman University Magna Cum Laud in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. After college Maulana played two seasons on the now Symetra Tour. Following this period Maulana turned her attention to the business side of the golf industry.
While working in the golf industry Maulana has overseen numerous golf tournaments and events. She has conducted hundreds of junior golf clinics with The First Tee of Dallas and the City of Dallas recreation centers. As the Head Golf Professional at Cedar Crest Golf Course, Maulana oversee all the operations of the golf course.
Aside from giving private instruction/lessons, she is responsible for all instructional programs for Cedar Crest GC including Get Golf Ready and the Ladies Golf Clinics. She also runs the Cedar Crest Jr. Golf Program, which has formed a PGA Jr. League Golf Team and is the lead instructor for the First Tee of Greater Dallas at Cedar Crest Golf Course.
Maulana has also become active with the Northern Texas Section of the PGA. She has been a member of the Teaching and Coaching Committee, the Tournament Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee with the PGA of American National Office.
In November of 2014, Maulana created and hosted the Maulana Dotch Ladies Pro-Am. Approximately 100 women participated in the Ladies Pro-Am at Cedar Crest Golf Course. This event not only helped raise money for Girls Golf it brought women together from all over the country to encourage and empower women in the game of golf.
In 2016 Maulana hosted the Maulana Dotch Golf Classic which helped to bring awareness to the importance of kids playing golf, and the opportunities that golf can provide. Proceeds from this event were given in scholarship money to graduating junior golfers in the Dallas community and to a local community organization, the Center of Empowerment. Maulana will host this golf classic again in April of 2017.
As a member of the PGA and LPGA, Maulana is passionate about having events such as a Ladies Pro-Am and Golf Classic to drive the growth of the game. Her desire is to be a figure to introduce all kids, minorities, women and others to the game. She loves helping people play better and get more enjoyment from the game. Maulana is working to grow her career and doing her part to enrich the game of golf.
Maulana is also an active member of her church, Ben Washington Baptist Church in Irving, Texas. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.