PNW Pro-Assistant Championship/2019

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Arrowhead GC Duo Wins PNW Pro-Assistant Championship

By Molly Cooper, Certified PGA Professional Director of Tournament and Member Programs

The duo of General Manager Bryce Fisher and Assistant PGA Professional Joh Cassidy of Arrowhead GC won the PNW Pro-Assistant Championship at Seattle GC. They won in a one-hole playoff against a second team from Arrowhead GC which was also led by Bryce Fisher with Assistant PGA Professional David Brown. Cassidy birdied the first hole in the playoff for the team win.

When asked what it feels like to win the Pro-Assistant Championship and bring the perpetual trophy home to display for a year at Arrowhead GC, Fisher commented it was “Great! It is a very unique perpetual trophy so to have it here at Arrowhead is really cool!”

Cassidy added, “I’ve played in the event quite a few times and it was always a tournament I hoped to someday win. Anytime you can win a section event and get your name on the trophy it’s pretty special.”

Cassidy also mentioned, “Our team dynamic is great. I mean for me, I had the last two Oregon Chapter Player of the Year and last year’s Senior Washington Open Champion in my foursome. I feel like there was quite a bit of good golf in that group, and it was a lot of fun to be a part of. I think it’s an extension of how we operate back at the course as well. We feel like we have a really good team at Arrowhead Golf Club on and off the course.”

Fisher also disclosed, “The key to these best ball tournaments is to have two birdie putts on every green. From the beginning of first day our strategy was for John to play first and for me to follow aggressively, this gave us the best recipe for success.”

For their victory, Bryce and John earned $2,750 and the title of 2019 PNW Pro-Assistant Champions. In addition to their first place check, Sally Schmitz gave both men a Bushnell new rangefinder and hat. Also, all participants received a Cutter & Buck shirt from Bryan Dickson and a pair of Strideline socks with the PGA logo on it.

Our thanks to Sally Schmitz of Bushnell, Bryan Dickson of Cutter & Buck and Sterling Cut Glass, Kelly Coleman, Riley Goodman and Taylor Roberts of Strideline for their Presenting Sponsorship, plus Matt Pollitt of PTE Golf, Gordon Schenk of ProTag and David Nelson and Andrew Workman of Hole-In-One Insurance for their Supporting Sponsorship. A special thanks to host Head PGA Professional Doug Doxsie and his staff – especially to superintendent Matt Schuldt and his crew for a fantastic golf course.

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