Assistant Championship – Post Entries Available

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We gained approval from National to accept post entries for the National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship.  If you already entered through the PGA, thank you.  We’ll see you at Rainier Golf and Country Club in Seattle, WA on Monday, August 4.  If your schedule just opened up or you are a newly registered assistant with playing privileges, you are welcome to post enter.  Deadline for post entry is Wednesday, July 30th at 5:00 PM.  Post entrants are not eligible to advance to the National Championship.

CLICK HERE for the National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship post entry and complete tournament details.

The PGA of America has adopted the condition of competition for Grooves and/or Punch Marks at the Section level of the Pacific Northwest PGA Assistant Championship. Starting this year, ALL PLAYERS MUST comply with this condition of competition.

~History of the Championship~

This year’s Assistant Championship marks the 38th Anniversary as a National event but the PNW Section has been conducting the event since Fred Pelzer donated the trophy in 1965.

The National Championship tradition began in 1976 to recognize the role of the PGA Assistant Professional and how important he or she may be in the success of a golf facility as well as our entire Association.  They represent more than 10,000 men and women assistant professionals and registered apprentices nationwide.

~History of Rainier Golf and Country Club~

rainier-logoDesigned and built by Bob Collins, Rainier Golf & Country Club opened it’s first 9 hole “golfing grounds” on September 15, 1920. It was considered one of the finest “out-in-the-country golf links” in the Seattle area, with the second nine opened for play in the summer of 1924.

Rainier, the second oldest private golf club in Seattle, has matured and evolved into one of the most imaginative and demanding tests of golf in the Northwest. The course is a shotmaker’s delight; it rewards power, finesse, and most importantly, accuracy. Host PGA Professionals Carol Brogan and Darren Black are excited to host.

See you at Rainier Golf and Country Club!

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Feenstra Wins Rosauers Open Invitational by Two

rosauersPGA Professional Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC won the 27th Rosauers Open Invitational yesterday by two strokes over low amateur Drew McCullough of Meadow Springs CC. Feenstra came from four behind the leaders and fired an 11-under par 61 tying the course record set by Corey Prugh of Manito G&CC on Wednesday. Feenstra’s round consisted of seven birdies and two eagles.

View full results.

Visit the PNWPGA YouTube channel for interviews with champion Tim Feenstra and PGA Professional Buster Whitney of Dick Sporting Goods for his double eagle on hole #7 yesterday!.

Proceeds from the Rosauers Open Invitational benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Spokane’s safe haven for children at risk of abuse and neglect. The Nursery also provides counseling, education and referrals for parents of young children. The 2014 event raised $105,000 for the charity with approximately $2,500,000.00 raised through the years.

History of the Championship

Since 1988, The Rosauers Open Invitational has been a part of the Pacific Northwest Sections history.  This will the twenty-seventh year of the Rosauers Open Invitational.  PGA Professional Corey Prugh of Manito G&CC holds the current scoring record of 192 that he set in 2009 at Indian Canyon GC.

To view past champions of the Rosauers Open Invitational, CLICK HERE.

MeadowWood Golf Course

MeadowWood-LogoMeadowWood Golf Course was designed by Robert Muir Graves and opened in 1988.  Operated by Spokane County, the course hosted the 1991 Rosauers won by Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead and also the 1991 Pacific Northwest Section Senior PGA Championship won by Hall of Famer, Tim Berg, then the Director of Golf at Sunriver.

 

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Sunriver to Host 2015 Oregon Open Invitational

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Crosswater – Hole #10

Tumwater, WA – Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort has been named to host the 2015 Oregon Open Invitational. The Bob Cupp design has hosted four Oregon Open Invitational, three PGA Professional National Championships and four JELD-WEN Traditions. The Oregon Open Invitational will feature a field of 192 of the top professionals and amateurs from the Northwest. The 54 hole championship will be held June 8-10, 2015.

“Our players are excited to return to Crosswater for this championship. Crosswater is very popular with our players and provides an excellent test for the championship. With Sunriver, we’ll enjoy the added benefit of an outstanding resort destination.” said Jeff Ellison, CEO of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA.

“On behalf of the Sunriver Resort and our PGA Golf Professional staff, we are excited to be the host site of the 2015 Oregon Open Invitational. We are honored to host this event for the 20th time at Sunriver Resort including the 5th time on our Crosswater course. In addition to Championship golf and beautiful Cascade Mountain views, players will be exposed to the wealth of amenities that Sunriver Resort has to offer throughout their stay including premier hotel accommodations, four distinctive golf courses, Sage Springs Club & Spa, nine dining outlets, the newly renovated The Cove at Sunriver Resort pool complex, 35 miles of bike paths, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, and more.” said Josh Willis, PGA Director of Golf Operations.

History of the Championship

As one of the oldest events in Section history, the Oregon Open Invitational boasts an impressive list of past champions including the likes of Tommy Armour, Horton Smith, Peter Jacobsen, and Jerry Mowlds. Along the way, there have been innumerable amazing shots, record setting performances, and dramatic conclusions.

Sunriver Resort hosted this championship from 1982 through 2000 with the last four played at Crosswater. Champions during those years included the likes of Rick Acton, Pat Fitzsimons, Mike Gove and Jeff Coston. In addition to being a great championship site, Sunriver Resort is a popular family destination for Pacific Northwest Section Professionals and will add to the championship experience.

Crosswater Golf Club

Crosswater Golf Club has been honored by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” and was designed by award-winning architect Bob Cupp. Situated within 600 acres of forested meadows and carefully preserved wetlands, Crosswater is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, an honor that recognizes courses dedicated to the highest level of environmental management. The course is threaded by the Deschutes and Little Deschutes rivers and, with five sets of tees, golfers may choose to cross these waters up to seven times. Unmatched views, traditional heathland design and 7,683 yards of bent grass fairways and greens all join together at Crosswater and offer an awe-inspiring golf experience.

The Pacific Northwest Section

The Pacific Northwest Section includes 1,100 PGA members and apprentices in Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Alaska. The Oregon Open Invitational is one of five major championships conducted by the Section.

Contact

Crosswater Club – Josh Willis, Director of Golf Operations
541-593-3456
jwillis@destinationhotels.com
www.sunriver-resort.com

Pacific Northwest Section PGA – Jeff Ellison, Chief Executive Officer
360-790-6971
jellison@pgahq.com

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Senior PGA Professional – Section Entries Still Available!!

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We are still accepting Section entries for our Senior PGA Professional Championship at Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, OR. The event will be held Thursday-Friday, September 4-5.

The PGA of America has adopted the condition of competition for Grooves and/or Punch Marks at the Section level of the Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Professional Championship.  Starting this year, ALL PLAYERS choosing to play in the Championship Division MUST comply with this condition of competition.  This condition is in place for any senior who is playing the Championship Division regardless of whether they are trying to qualifying for the Senior Professional National Championship. This condition does not apply to players choosing to play in the Senior Division.

If you want to sign up for PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship, please CLICK HERE   This SEPARATE (and additional) entry is for a chance to play for the purse and title of Senior PGA Champion.

~History of the Championship~

The Senior PGA Professional Championship was established in 1952. Back then, the championship was held at the Yakima Elks’ G&CC with only 21 professionals battling it out for the mere sum of $920 dollars. The famous Bob Duden won the championship six times during the 70’s and seven times overall. Today this is a popular event for Section seniors.

Last year, Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo won the PNW Senior PGA Championship in a playoff against Tom Sovay of The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge.  He previously won this event from 2006 – 2011.

~History of Tetherow GC~

tetherowTetherow was designed by renowned architect David McLay Kidd. Kidd was raised at Gleneagles in central Scotland playing early golf over the famous James Braid designed Kings Course, and is now one of the leading golf course architects in the world. Among his credits is Bandon Dunes on the Oregon Coast, a course consistently named by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek as one of the world’s best.

The design incorporates elements of the seaside links David grew up with in his native Scotland: fescue grasses, deep uneven bunkers, rippling fairways and run-up areas to the greens.

CLICK HERE – to view a complete list of past champions.

Reminder – the Senior PGA Professional Championship has Senior Hudson Cup points (worth 1.5 times the normal value) and Senior Player of the Year points!  Plan on playing!

Seniors – hope to see you in September at Tetherow GC!

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2014 PNW PGA Merchandise Show – Vendor Registration Open

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We would like to invite PNW PGA Professionals, golf shop buyers and golf industry representatives to participate in the 2014 PNW PGA Merchandise Show, being held  October 21 – 22. We will be returning to the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Oregon. Our show last year was held at this facility and was a huge success.

This is a great opportunity for our vendors to get one on-one-one face time with our buyers, shop owners and Professionals – all in one location. The show brings in a wide variety of new and returning clientele as well as an opportunity to meet new vendors. What a great way to educate the golf industry on your product! Vendor registration is now available for the discounted Early Bird price until August 15, 2014. There are two ways to register for a booth. You can sign up online or you can print off the hard copy of the contract, fill it out and fax it in. Visit the vendor registration page for forms and instructions.

The Portland Expo Center in centrally located to many great restaurants in the Jantzen Beach area, as well as downtown Portland and great shopping venues. Our host hotel will be the Oxford Suites Portland – Jantzen Beach, OR. For hotel accommodations, please call the hotel at (503) 283-3030 and mention the PGA Merchandise Show for the special rates as follows:

  • Studio King Suite – $85.00 plus taxes/night
  • Studio Double Queen Suite – $89.00 plus taxes/night
  • Executive King Suite – $89.00 plus taxes/night
  •  Family/Double King Suite – $129.00 plus taxes/night

We are looking to do the 2nd Annual Pro-Vendor tournament again this year. This was a big success last year and got our vendors one-on-one time with some of their hard-to-reach pros, while doing what they love to do most – GOLF! We had beautiful weather last year and were at the breathtaking Columbia Edgewater CC. There was a terrific lunch provided and some nice tee prizes. The entry forms will be available closer to the show date – stay tuned so you don’t miss out!

We are looking forward to another successful show this year with some really great networking opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Dodd at 360-456-6496 or via email at jdodd@pgahq.com.

Download flyer with schedule and hotel info

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July 2014 ForeWord Press

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FPjuly14coverFeatures:

  • Derek Barron Wins Oregon Open
  • Marrese and Li Capture PNW Junior PGA Championship
  • Spotlight on Don Smith
  • Candidate for Secretary
  • “Applying Work Smarter, not Harder” by Monte Koch
  • Employment Services – Carol Pence
  • Financial Services– Blake Parrish

Some features may not display correctly within the Firefox browser. If you are using Firefox, you may want to right-click the link and select “save link as” to download file first. To print this issue, please set page scaling to “fit to printable area” in your printer settings. If you have any questions or comments about the e-magazine, please email mcannon@pgahq.com or call the Section office at 800-688-4653.

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