The entry deadline is Wednesday, August 24th at 11:59 PM.  Please pay close attention to the entry deadline for this event.  There will no longer be a late entry option to this championship. The PGA of America recently changed to the entry process to a 5-year calculation which determined spots we are playing for and purse calculations.

The Senior PGA Professional Championship will be held at Illahe Hills in Salem, OR,  on Wednesday, September 7 to Thursday, September 8.


Professionals must be eligibly employed and classified in one of the following active membership classifications as of August 24 or have Life member status (LM, LMA, LMM, or LMMA) to be eligible to play in the Senior PGA Professional Championship Qualifier: 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.


The top seven qualifiers from the PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship will advance directly to the 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by Mercedes-Benz USA. The event will be played on PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker and Ryder courses on November 17-20, 2016.

If you want to have a chance to advance to qualify for the Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by Mercedes-Benz USA, you must enter through PGA of America Membership services at 800-474-2776, www.pga.org or www.pgatournaments.com

The top seven players that advance to the Senior PPC will receive a bonus payout of $300 each.

Two Entries

If you want to sign up for PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship, please download the entry form here: www.pnwpga.com/pdf/entrysrpga.pdf. This SEPARATE (and additional) entry is for a chance to play for the purse and title of Senior PGA Champion.

You will need to get BOTH entries in if you wish to qualify for the Senior PGA Professional Championship AND our Section title!

Conditions of Entry

The PGA of America has adopted the condition of competition for Grooves and/or Punch Marks at the Section level of the Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Professional Championship.  ALL PLAYERS choosing to play in the Championship Division MUST comply with this condition of competition.  This condition is in place for any senior who is playing the Championship Division regardless of whether they are trying to qualifying for the Senior Professional Championship. 

This condition does not apply to players choosing to play in the Senior Division.

History of the Championship

The Senior PGA Professional Championship was established in 1952. Back then, the championship was held at the Yakima Elks’ G&CC with only 21 professionals battling it out for the mere sum of $920 dollars. The famous Bob Duden won the championship six times during the 70’s and seven times overall. Today this is a popular event for Section seniors.

Last year, George Mack Jr of Black Butte Ranch won the Senior PGA Professional Championship. In second place was PGA Professional Mark Keating of Reserve Vineyards and GC with PGA Professional Jim Pike of Sahalee CC in third.

CLICK HERE – to view a complete list of past champions.

Illahe Hills CC

Illahe Hills CC originally opened for play on July 1, 1961. The course was designed by William F. Bell, JR. The greens were rebuilt in 2003 & 2004 making them some of the best greens in the valley.

A tree-lined layout creates a challenging golf experience in a park-like setting. Illahe Hills has played host to many of Oregon’s major golf events, as well as USGA Championships.

Head PGA Professional Steve Bowen is excited to host.  The Optional Pro-Am takes place  on Tuesday.  Please make sure to sign up on your Section entry form.

Reminder – the Senior PGA Professional Championship has Senior Hudson Cup points (worth 1.5 times the normal value) and Senior Player of the Year points.  Plan on playing!