Pacific Northwest PGA Section and Its Fundraising for Military Charity Folds of Honor to be Spotlighted Feb. 11 on Golf Channel in Celebration of the PGA of America’s Centennial

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.  – The Pacific Northwest PGA Section and its Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational benefiting the military charity Folds of Honor will be spotlighted on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program on Thurs., Feb. 11, in celebration of the PGA of America’s Centennial.

Last year, PGA Professional Greg Manley of Meridian Valley Country Club partnered with the Pacific Northwest PGA Section and Muckleshoot Casino to host the Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational at his facility. The tournament, which also featured a golf clinic for service members and their families, benefitted the Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our country.

The event also served to honor Budd “Buddy” Cote, the stepson of a Meridian Valley Country Club member who was killed in action while serving in Iraq in 2006. Ultimately, the 2015 Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational raised $43,000 for Folds of Honor. The Pacific Northwest Section has supported Folds of Honor since its inception in 2007, with funds raised helping the Folds award a total of 122 scholarships to area military families.

In celebration of its Centennial, the PGA of America has partnered with Golf Channel to shine a spotlight on all 41 PGA Sections, and their featured programs and initiatives nationwide, led by PGA Professionals. The PGA Section Spotlights are scheduled to air on Golf Channel from Jan. 27–May 4, spanning 100 days in honor of the Centennial.

“In celebrating our Centennial, we want to honor our 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals in all PGA Sections across the country,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “Each day, they’re growing the game and using golf to better lives in their communities, as evidenced by efforts like those of the Pacific Northwest Section. We’re very proud of these PGA Professionals and look forward to highlighting their efforts this year.”

The spotlights will run in conjunction with the #ThxPGAPro Centennial celebration social media campaign, where golfers everywhere can post videos, photos and messages in support of their favorite PGA Professionals on or through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Section Spotlights also will be featured prominently on

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