National is now accepting entries for our National Car Rental PGA Assistants Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF at Chehalem Glenn Golf Club on Monday, August 5.  We will play 36 holes.  Entry deadline is Tuesday, July 23 at 2:00 PM.  Please pay close attention to the entry deadline for this event.  Every year at least one of our assistants gets confused misses the deadline… please don’t let this happen to you!

You may register for this event through PGA of America Membership services at 800-474-2776,, or at

CLICK for the unofficial National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship entry.

You must be employed as an A-8 or as an Apprentice (including Apprentice Head Professional) as of July 23 to be eligible to play in the Section National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship. Top finishers in our Section National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship will advance to the 2013 National Car Rental PGA Assistant National Championship. The more players we have sign up for our event means we will receive more spots to advance to the National Championship and more purse money. Our spots and money increase as our player numbers increase

~History of the Championship~

This year’s Assistant Championship marks the 37th 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.

Last year, Brad Faller of the Reserve Vineyards GC won the National Car Rental Assistant Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF at Fairwood G&CC.  He won by five strokes over Mike Roters of Gateway Golf, Russell Grove of Avondale GC, Brian Nosler of Vanco Driving Range, Colin Inglis of Springfield CC, and Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC.

In addition to Brad Faller, both Mike Roters and Tim Feenstra earned spots to the 2012 National Car Rental PGA Assistant National Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida last November.

~History of Chehalem Glenn Golf Club~

Chehalem GlennChehalem Glenn Golf Course opened in 1995 to rave reviews and was quickly recognized as one of the most challenging courses in the Portland area. The front nine opened in July of 2005, with the second nine following two years later.  In 2010, Chehalem Glenn was featured by the readers of the Portland Business Journal as the #1 Most Challenging Course, #2 Favorite Public Course, and #3 Favorite Course To Host A Golf Tournament.  Head PGA Professional Branden Thompson is excited to host.

See you Chehalem Glenn Golf Club!