Fort Worth, TX
Cedar Crest GC
PGA and LPGA Class A Professional
Maulana A. Dotch, the first African American woman in Texas and 2nd African American woman in America to earn her Class A PGA Membership. Dotch earned her membership in August 2010.
Dotch has been in the golf business for 6 years and has held a variety of positions including Assistant Professional, Teaching Professional, and 1st Assistant Professional. She is currently the Head Golf Professional at Cedar Crest Golf Course in Dallas, TX.
Dotch was born in Mobile, Alabama. At the age of 12, her dad, a weekend golfer, began to teach her–along with her three brothers, the game of golf.
Dotch was immediately attracted to the sport and played golf at Irving High School (Irving, Texas). She played so well that it earned her a golf scholarship to Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
While at Bethune, her team won the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship all four years that Dotch was on the team. During her senior year she won the Women’s Division.
After graduating college with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Dotch played for two seasons on the prestigious Futures Golf Tour (now the Symetra Tour). Following this period, Dotch turned her attention to the business side of the industry.
While working in the golf industry Dotch 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, Dotch currently oversees all the operations of the golf course, instructs the Ladies Golf Clinics, as well as the Cedar Crest Jr. Golf Development Program.
As a member of the PGA, Dotch’s focus is driving the growth of the game. She takes pride in being a role model to introduce minorities and others to the game, helping people to play better, and get more enjoyment from the game. She is truly looking forward to a growing career and is doing her part daily to bring more enrichment the game of golf.