Thank you to Aspen Lakes GC and to our host Howie Pruitt, PGA for a great Oregon Open.  Congratulations to Colin Ingllis for his win in an amazing finish.  Our Section Tournament program is very strong and is serving our members who like to compete, get away from their shops and enjoy the comradery of an event like the Oregon Open.  Our Tournament Staff works tirelessly to make our events amazing, please thank them when you see them next. I hope to see many of you in a few weeks at the Rosauers!

Your Section Officers are preparing for their summer meeting.  This is time for us to measure the success of the organization, catch any shortfalls and get ready for the fall sessions that will be here before you know it.  Serving the association at the Section Officer level requires a tremendous amount of time and I want to thank Greg Morris, Sean Fredrickson and Bryan Tunstill for all of their dedication to make sure your association is governed efficiently.  Somebody has to serve, and I’m honored to serve with each of them.

This is an election year for the PGA. Elections for chapter positions, section secretary and the national secretary position will all be held this fall. If you have a desire to serve, I encourage you to consider your chapter positions.  Educate yourself on our candidates for section secretary, Marcus King and Howie Pruitt. They are both great candidates; you can catch up their responses to each month’s questions in Foreword Press here. Your section leadership is hard at work communicating with the four candidates for the national position. This person will eventually be the president of our association. If you know any of the four candidates for national secretary, Jim Dorman, Rick Murphy, Tom Wildenhouse or John Lindert and have some input for myself or Greg Morris please don’t hesitate to let us know where you stand!

Finally, enjoy your season and welcome the business.  Thank you for all you do to grow the game and represent the PGA of America and the PNWPGA.  If I can do anything for you, please let me know.



Greg Manley, PGA
President, PNWPGA
Meridian Valley CC