26th Senior PGA Professional National Championship

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The 26th Senior PGA Professional National Championship, presented by Mercedez-Benz,  took place at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL, November 13-16. Representing the Pacific Northwest Section were: Steve Stull (Meadow Springs CC), Joey Carranza (Aldarra GC), Chris Van der Velde (Tetherow GC), Rob Gibbons (Arrowhead GC), Mark Gardner (The Creek at Qualchan), Brent Murray (Oswego Lake CC), Jeff Fought (Black Butte Ranch), Zdravko Barbic (Gearhart Golf Links) and Jeff Coston (Semiahmoo G&CC).

The low 35 finishers in the Championship earned a berth in the 76th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, May 21-24, 2015, at French Lick (Indiana) Resort.

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Final Scores

  • Jeff Coston: 68-66-71-73–278 (6)
  • Brent Murray: 76-68-73-68–285 (T18)
  • Rob Gibbons: 71-72-77-71–291 (T53)
  • Joey Carranza: 68-76-74-77–295 (74)

Round Two Scores

  • Zdravko Barbic: 75-83
  • Jeff Fought: 74-71
  • Mark Gardner: 78-71
  • Steve Stull: 78-72
  • Chris Van Der Velde: 76-70
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2015 PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship

The PGA of America is pleased to announce that the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program is now available on PGALinks.com. Graduating high school seniors and college students who are the children or grandchildren of PGA members are invited to apply online at the home page (before you log in) of PGALinks.com to be considered for financial support for college through the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program.

The scholarship program is an academic based scholarship program that takes into account the following depending on the class level of the student:

High School Graduating Senior

  • High School Cumulative Grade Point Average – must be at least 3.4 (60% of the scholarship weighting scale). This number is to be an unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
  • ACT and/or SAT test scores (30% of the scholarship weighting scale)
  • Extracurricular activities in high school such as sports, clubs, student government, community service, part time employment, etc. (10% of the scholarship weighting scale).

Current College Student (has not reached their senior year in college)

  • College Cumulative Grade Point Average – must be at least 3.4 (60% of the scholarship weighting scale)
  • Most recently completed college semester or quarter GPA (30% of the scholarship weighting scale
  • Extracurricular activities in college such as sports, clubs, student government, community service, part time employment, etc. (10% of the scholarship weighting scale)

Scholarship funding will also take into account financial need, please see details in Financial Need Section of the application. The total number of scholarships a student can receive will be limited to 2 total scholarships over the 4 years of undergraduate college attendance.

The amount and number of scholarships is determined by the availability of funds, and may vary from year to year based on these factors and IRS guidelines. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the PGA Scholarship Committee. The scholarship is for accredited Universities or Colleges in the United States only.

The application process is live online (www.PGALinks.com) between November 17, 2014 and March 16, 2015. Students are asked to wait until they are in possession of their most current grade report (first semester) or transcript before applying. The applicant must enter the students Social Security number and the PGA affiliated parent or grandparents PGA ID number to gain access to the application.

After submitting the online application, the applicant must have postmarked by March 16, 2015 to the below address a sealed official school grade transcript that shows their GPA information and ACT/SAT test scores (if a high school applicant) to:

PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program
Attn: Caroline Blackwood
100 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418

PGA members can check out the Scholarship Search Tips for additional listed websites to help you with your scholarship search by visiting the homepage of PGALinks.com/Personal Benefits/PGA Scholarship Program.

Further questions about the PGA Scholarship Program can be directed to the PGA of America Membership Information Services Center at 1-888-532-6662 or via email at cblackwood@pgahq.com.

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November 2014 ForeWord Press

November 2014 Issue (3.7 MB)

Features:

  • FPnov14coverPresident’s Report – Bryan Tunstill
  • 66th Hudson Cup and 23rd Hudson Cup Matches
  • Get Ready for the Las Vegas Pro-Am
  • Nosler and Klapp Win Pro-Am Championship
  • Employment Services – Carol Pence
  • Player Development – Monte Koch
  • Financial Services – Blake Parrish

 

Some features may not display correctly within your browser. 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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2014 National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship

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For the 19th consecutive year, PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, will host the National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship, a National Championship for 132 PGA assistant professionals and apprentices. The 2014 Championship will be held Oct. 30 – Nov. 2. Representing the Pacific Northwest Section PGA are: Ryan Malby (Iron Horse GC), John Cassidy (Alderbrook G&YC) and Chris Lisk (Glendale CC).

Live Scoring will be available for the third and fourth rounds only, beginning Saturday, Nov. 1.

Made the Cut

  • Ryan Malby – 71-76-76-68–291 (T15)
  • John Cassidy – 71-74-74-76–295 (T28)

Round Two Scores

  • Chris Lisk – 75-77
Ryan Malby, John Cassidy and Chris Lisk at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL

Ryan Malby, John Cassidy and Chris Lisk at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL

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66th Hudson Cup and 23rd Senior Hudson Cup Matches

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Hudson Cup Award Winners: Sean Packer, Tim Feenstra, Joe Carranza and Alex Stamey

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The 66th edition of the Hudson Cup Matches concluded Tualatin CC in Tualatin, OR.  The professional and amateur team tied at 10 points each in the 66th Hudson Cup Matches.  In the 23rd edition of the Senior Hudson Cup, the amateurs beat the professionals for the first time since 2003 with a two day point total of 12 1/2 to 7 1/2. The Charles Congdon Award went to Sean Packer and the Larry Lamberger Award was presented to Tim Feenstra.  In the Senior Matches, The Bill Eggers Award was presented to Alex Stamey while Joe Carranza was bestowed the Bob McKendrick Award.

The Hudson Cup Matches were created in honor of Robert Hudson of Portland Golf Club in 1949.  This event will pair the top 10 PNW PGA Members against the top 10 PNW amateurs for the 66th Hudson Cup Matches while the top 10 PNW PGA Senior Members will compete against the top 10 Senior PNW amateurs for the 23rd Senior Hudson Cup Matches at Tualatin CC on October 23-24.

Robert A. Hudson was a very successful Portland businessman whose firm, Hudson House, was one of the nation’s leading wholesale grocers.  Hudson played golf at Portland Golf Club and was devoted to the game. During World War II, the PGA of America was trying to keep its Tour alive and was in dire need of sponsors.  Hudson stepped up to the plate with the urging of Larry Lamberger, Portland Golf Club head professional, and offered to underwrite a 72-hole open tournament with a purse of $10,000. Thus the 1944 Portland Open was born, and Sam Snead won it. Hudson stayed with the program and went on to sponsor the 1945 Portland Open (in which Ben Hogan set the 72-par 72-hole scoring record of 27-under-par 261) and the 1946 PGA Championship, won by Hogan. Hudson went on to sponsor Portland Opens in 1948 and 1949 and the Western Open in 1955, all at Portland Golf Club, and he became the first chairman of the PGA Advisory Committee.

Each player plays three matches: a Foursome match, Four-Ball Match, and a Singles Match.  At the completion of the matches, awards are presented to the outstanding player on each team as decided by votes of the members of the opposite team. They honor Chuck Congdon, Larry Lamberger, Bob McKendrick and Bill Eggers, four great players with outstanding Hudson Cup records.

The Professionals have won 55 of the 66 matches against the amateurs, losing only 6 and tying 5 matches.

While the Professionals have been dominating the Hudson Cup Matches in recent years, the Senior Professionals have also been winning the Senior Hudson Cup Matches. The Senior Professionals have won 21 of 23 Matches in the 23 year history.

CLICK HERE to view 66th Hudson Cup Matches and 23rd Senior Hudson Cup Matches results.

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Paul Colleran

As many of you have learned via social media, Paul Colleran, husband of PGA Professional and Western Washington Chapter Tournament Assistant Joan Colleran, passed away yesterday morning after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish, on Friday, October 17th at 11:00 am.  The extended Colleran Family has set up a college trust fund for Troy and Bryce.  Donation information is included in the attached obituary.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Joan and her family.

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