We are now accepting entries for our Senior PGA Professional Championship at Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville, Washington. The event will be held Thursday-Friday, September 8-9 with an Optional Pro-Am on Wednesday, September 7th.  Head PGA Professional Seth Westfall is excited to host this year’s Senior PGA Professional Championship.

CLICK HERE for the Senior PGA Championship entry

If you signed up for the Senior PGA Professional Championship Qualifier already with National for a chance to advance to the 2011 Senior PGA Professional National Championship at Creighton Farms, Aldie, Virginia and River Creek Club, Leesburg, Virginia on October 6-9, 2011 – this is a different entry.  The first entry is to play for a spot to advance.  This additional separate entry is to play for the prize purse.  If you would like to play for the purse fund, you will need to sign up for this one even if you already signed up for the other one which closed on Wednesday, July 13th.

~History of the Championship~

The Senior PGA Professional Championship was established in 1952.  This very popular event, for those who are 50 years and older, has seen a major jump since the days of old.  Some can remember all the way back in 1965 when Harry Umbinetti was the top money winner of the event taking home a whopping $250 dollars.  Back then, the championship was held at the Yakima Elks’ Golf and Country Club with only 21 professionals battling it out for the mere sum of $920 dollars.  Throughout the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, the Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Championship has seen many timeless and popular venues.  Places such as Royal Oaks Country Club, Eugene Country Club, Manito Golf and Country Club, and Fircrest Country Club have all been in the mix since the beginning.  The famous Bob Duden won the championship six times during the 70’s and seven times overall. 

Last year, PGA Professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC won the Senior PGA Championship by three strokes over PGA Professional’s Chris Mitchell and Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead GC.  Coston fired a second round score of 68 for a two day total of 140.  This win made it Coston’s fifth straight Senior PGA Championship win.

Winning the senior division (played from a different set of tees) was PGA Professional and Hall of Famer Ron Hagen of The Home Course.  He won after firing rounds of 74-71-145. PGA Professional Bob Sproule of The Dalles CC won the net division with net scores of 72-66-138.

~History of the Course~

Bear Creek Country Club, designed and built by Jack Frei, measures 7,026 yards from the famous Black Bear Tees. The secluded course winds over tree-lined hills and around wetlands providing challenging play and scenic views on every hole.

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