PNW Senior PGA Championship

We are still accepting entries for our Senior PGA Professional Championship at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Oregon. The event will be held Thursday-Friday, September 6-7 with an Optional Pro-Am on Wednesday, September 5th.  Head PGA Professional Rob Gibbons is excited to host this year’s Senior PGA Professional Championship.

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If you signed up for the Senior PGA Professional Championship Qualifier already with National for a chance to advance to the 2012 Senior PGA Professional National Championship at Creighton Farms, Aldie, Virginia and River Creek Club, Leesburg, Virginia on October 11-14, 2012 – this is a different entry.  The first entry, which closed on July 11 at 2:00 PM, was to play for a spot to advance.  This additional separate entry is to play for the championship and 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!

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 Doug Doxsie of Seattle GC.  This win made it Coston’s sixth straight Senior PGA Championship win.

Arrowhead GC

Arrowhead GC is a family owned and operated golf course. Its professional staff has close to 100 years of combined experience. This club is known for its condition and aesthetics. Superintendent JC Clarizio is part of the family that owns the club, so you better believe that he keeps his course in pristine condition!

Sixteen years ago, the Clarizio family began redesigning Arrowhead’s original 18-hole layout with golf course designer Craig Shreiner. Shreiner has taken on the complete resign of 13 of the original 18 holes. The 126.9 acre private golf course is attractive and challenging with two of the holes situated adjacent to the Molalla River. This golf course should prove to be an excellent venue for the Senior PGA and Senior CPC.

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