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National is now accepting entries for our PGA Professional Championship at Salish Cliffs Golf Course on September 16-18, 2014.  Entry deadline is today at 2:00 PM.  Please pay attention to the entry deadline for this event.  Every year at least one of our professionals gets confused with the deadline date and time; please do not let this happen to you!

Salish Cliffs GC is a great golf course.  Host PGA David Kass, and his staff are excited to host this year’s PNW PGA Professional Championship!

You must be employed in one of the following classifications as of July 8th to be eligible to play in the PGA Professional Championship: MP, A-1, A-2, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8, A-9, A-10, A-11, A-12, A-13, A-14, A-15, A-16, A-17, A-18, A-19, A-20, A-21, A-22, A-23, A-24, LMA and LMMA.  Top finishers in our Section PGA Professional Championship will advance directly to the 48th National Championship at Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 21-24, 2015.   Remember, the more players we have sign up for our PPC means we will receive more spots to advance to the National Championship next June AND more $$$$$ for our purse.  Our purse increases as our player numbers increase.

The Championship will bring a field of 312 to Philadelphia Cricket Club next June, located 20 minutes northwest of downtown Philadelphia, Pa.  The Philadelphia Cricket Club is the only country club in America to have opened a golf course in each of the past three centuries.  The Championship will utilize the Wissahickon Course (formerly Flourtown), built by renowned golf architect A.W. Tillinghast in 1922; and the Militia Hill Course, a 2002 design by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry.  Wissahickon, named after the creek that borders one side of the property and dedicated to Tillinghast, will host the Championship’s final 36 holes.  It also has been honored by Golf Digest on their list of “America’s Top 100 Courses” on multiple occasions.

Founded in 1854, The Philadelphia Cricket Club is one of the oldest clubs in the U.S. devoted to the playing of games.  Its English founders played cricket on available grounds before the club’s first golf course, St. Martins, was built in 1895 by Willie Tucker.  It was expanded to 18 holes two years later. The course hosted the 1907 and 1910 U.S. Open, before the club purchased its current property.  The original nine-hole St. Martins layout exists today.

CLICK HERE to view the PGA of America’s recent press release about the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

The PGA of America has adopted the condition of competition for Grooves and/or Punch Marks at the Section level of the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship. Starting this year, ALL PLAYERS MUST comply with this condition of competition.

You may register for this event through PGA of America Membership services at 800-474-2776, www.pgalinks.com or www.pgatournaments.com

CLICK HERE for our PGA Professional Championship flyer.

~History of the PGA Professional Championship~

In 2000, the Pacific Northwest PGA Championship and the Section CPC merged to create one great tournament experience, with the top finishers going on to compete at the National PGA CPC Championship.  With a name change in 2006, the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship now draws the strongest field of PGA members in the Northwest.

Last year, Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC won the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship by one stroke over Tony Robydek of Pro Golf – Tacoma. Feenstra previously won this event in 2011 at Illahe Hills CC.

The Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship in addition to crowning the Section Champion also served to qualify 8 professionals for the National PGA Club Professional Championship this June in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Corey Prugh of Manito G&CC was already exempt for this June’s event due to his T-18th this past summer.  The eight players advancing in addition to Feenstra and Robydek were Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC, Ryan Malby of Iron Horse GC, Jason Aichele of Meadow Springs CC, Tyler Sweet of Sunland G&CC, Ryan Benzel of Pro Golf – Lynnwood and Scott Krieger of Broadmoor GC.

Salish-Cliffs~History of Salish Cliffs Golf Club~

Salish Cliffs GC is a Gene Bates designed golf course which opened in September of 2011.  Owned by the Squaxin Island Tribe and operated by Little Creek Casino Resort, the golf course covers over 300 acres through the Kamilche Valley.  Rich, lush forestry encircles 16 of the 18 holes that feature dramatic views of the valley and smooth elevation changes of over 600 feet.  The playing surfaces consist of T-1 Bent grass on the tees, fairways and greens.  The roughs are pure rye grass with a border of native fescue outside.  Several wetlands are located within the courses design and both the front and back nine finish by sharing a massive double-green.

CLICK HERE to view past champions.