Berg Wins National Car Rental PNW Assistant PGA Championship

PGA Host Professional John Grothe, Cleveland-Srixon rep Pete Eastwood and Champion Derek Berg

Congratulations to PGA Professional Derek Berg of Sahalee CC for capturing the title of PNW PGA Assistant Champion by five strokes against PGA Professional Justin Wiles of Reames G&CC.  Berg, Wiles and Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC will represent our Section at the 2017 National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship on the Wanamaker Course at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida on November 9-12, 2017.

All participants played 36 holes on Monday in the National Car Rental PNW Assistant PGA Professional Championship supported by Cleveland Golf, Srixon, XXIO, John Deere and Golf Advisor.

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History of the Championship

This year’s Assistant Championship marks the 41st 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.

To view past champions of the PNW Assistant PGA Professional Championship, CLICK HERE.

Willamette Valley CC

Willamette Valley Country Club proudly boasts one of the most highly respected 18-hole championship golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. Shirley Stone designed the original layout of this course, further developed by Bill Robinson and Craig Schreiner to become today’s 7,200-yard masterpiece and “hidden gem” of the Willamette Valley. The sixteenth hole has become the signature hole of Willamette Valley Country Club. It is a short but difficult dog-leg left par 4 which requires an accurate approach shot over the pond to a large yet drastically undulating three-tier green.





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