As we spring into the golf season, the Pacific Northwest Section is set for a successful year. This is largely due to the efforts of many, not just a few.

Specifically, I speak of our Committee System.  As I became President and in turn had to populate our Section Committees, I realized that we had a strong system in place already. However, as your Section Board reviewed the scope and charter of each Committee one by one, we realized that some of the language and ‘job descriptions’ of some of the Committees needed to be changed or updated. We worked through these, made the relevant changes, and then we established goals for each Committee for the year. We feel confident that our Committees will provide our Section with a wide viewpoint, across all of our Chapters, as we move forward.

I want to thank each member of our Section Committees for their hard work and efforts to make our Association better.   A list of the Committees and their goals for 2016 are listed below this article. If you have any questions or issues that you would like to see addressed by a respective Committee, please contact myself at bryan.tunstill@cecc.com or the Committee Chair. If you are interested in getting involved with a Committee, I encourage you to do so. The best way for now is at your local Chapter level. Contact your respective Chapter Presidents (OR – Sean Fredrickson; WW – Dan Harrington; IE – Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen; WMT – Cameron Milton; CW – Clint Ables) to get involved.

Every professional that serves on a Committee, whether Chapter, Section or National, does so as a privilege of his and her peers. We are all here to serve in the best interest of you, the member of the PNWPGA.

2016 Committee Goals

Education Committee:

  • Develop education seminars throughout the geographic boundaries of the Section, to include the Sweet 16 and keynote speaker/education for the Fall Annual Meeting.
  • Explore new education topics, forums, and opportunities for implementation in 2017.
  • Collect best practices for various areas in our industry, and deliver to Section Office.
  • Report to Section Board by October 1 on participation in 2016 seminars, and proposed topics for 2017.

Hall of Fame Committee

  • Screen all potential candidates in our Section and 5 Chapters
  • Start an active database of possible/eligible professionals for the Hall of Fame.
  • Nominate up to 2 candidates to bring forth to Section Board at the December Board Meeting, for approval to induct into our Hall of Fame during the Joint Hall of Fame Ceremony with PNGA in April 2017

Mentoring Committee

  • Develop a database for Best Practices in our Section
  • Solidify a Committee that is covering all 5 Chapters
  • Create a database of experienced professionals that will be connected with less experienced professionals, at their request
  • Promote the MSR requirement to the membership at the Fall Meeting and through other avenues
  • Provide report to Section Board by October 1 for
    presentation to the membership at the Annual Meeting

Player Development Committee

  • Develop a database for Best Practices in our Section
  • Continue to grow participation in all geographical areas of the Section
  • Assist our PDRM when possible, to facilitate PGA programs to include PGA Junior League, Drive, Chip and Putt, and Get Golf Ready
  • Provide report to Section Board by October 1 for presentation to the membership at the Annual Meeting

Tournament Committee

  • Conduct survey of tournament participants
  • Grow professional participation by 10% in our majors
  • 120 players in the PPC at Astoria G+CC
  • Continue to address the needs of our members, top players, senior players, net players
  • Survey female professionals in regard to encouraging participation
  • Provide report to Section Board by October 1 for presentation to the membership at the Annual Meeting
  • Move Rules of Golf Committee to a sub-Committee of the Tournament Committee

Committee Goals

  • Updated and written Committee Description in our Bylaws and Regulations.
  • Engaged Committee members with an active Chair leading.
  • Goal oriented Committees with a clear vision and goals.
  • Accountability to the Section Board and the Membership of the Section.

 

Bryan Tunstill, PGA
Columbia Edgewater CC
(503) 285-8354 | Bryan.Tunstill@cecc.com