A PGA Member for over 55 years, Dowaliby began his career in 1960 in at the Woodland Hills Country Club in California.  In 1968 Dowaliby opened the Calabasas Country Club also in California as their first PGA Professional and set out building a large Junior Golf Program.   Finally, in 1977, the native Californian took over the helm at the Whitefish Lake Golf Club and for the next 22 years exemplified what it means to a PGA Professional and a gentleman.

Mike was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame on April 26, 2013 at Seattle Golf Club.