Please join us for the PNW Pro-Assistant Championship at Willamette Valley CC on March 19-20. There are just a few spots left – here’s your chance to sign up your additional team! Head PGA Professional John Grothe is excited to host this year and invites you to join us for both the tournament and our meeting, which will immediately follow our first round at 7:00 pm. You are all invited to attend. Dress attire for the meeting is golf attire.


“The Pro-Assistant Championship is always a “don’t miss” event for me each year.  It is a great way to kick off the season with a nice mix of competition and camaraderie.  With as much time as I spend together with my assistants on a daily basis at work, we rarely get the chance to play golf together.  The Pro-Assistants Championship gives us the opportunity to connect at the competitive level, which is what originally drew many of us to the business.” – Brent Murray, 2012 champion

2012 Pro-Assistant Winners & Sponsors

Sponsor Sally Schmitz of Bushnell, Assistant PGA Professional Scott Erdmann, Head PGA Professional Brent Murray and sponsor Bryan Dickson of Cutter & Buck in 2012

Great Money and Prizes, Thanks to Our Sponsors

Sally Schmitz is back as a presenting sponsor of the Pro-Assistant Championship with Bushnell. Bushnell has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 65 years, constantly exploring emerging technologies to market sports optics that pair leading-edge design with performance innovation.

Bryan Dickson is also a returning presenting sponsor with Cutter & Buck. Cutter & Buck was founded in 1989 in Seattle, Washington, creating premium sportswear and outerwear in styles with distinctive details and quality craftsmanship.

Riley Goodman from Strideline joined the event this year as presenting sponsor.  The Most Comfortable Socks on Earth!  The company was created in 2009 with a mission to provide athletes and polished individuals with distinctly colored, performance oriented crew socks that inspire a feeling of confidence and swagger unparalleled by any other sock company in the world.

We are happy to welcome back Matt Pollitt with PTE Golf as well as David Nelson of Hole-in-One USA.

A Popular Event for Bosses and Employees

The Pacific Northwest Pro-Assistant Championship began in 1992 with a seven-hole sudden-death match between the Progress Downs team of Jerry Minor/Ralph West and the Royal Oaks team of Steve Bowen/Michael Wilkerson, with the Progress Downs team being victorious.

Last year, the team from Lake Spanaway GC consisting of Head PGA Professional Mike Fosnick and Assistant Professional Shane Prante won the Pro-Assistant Championship after posting rounds of 64-65-129. They won by a single stroke over Head PGA Professional Mike Montgomery and Assistant Professional Derek Berg of Sahalee CC.

Past champions

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.

While you’re in town, why not join us on Sunday, March 18 to recognize our award winners at the PNW PGA Special Awards Ceremony? RSVP here.

New this year, we have Spring Education Seminars – PGA Management Simulations and The Orange Whip Way. The seminars will take place on Sunday, March 18. Click here for more information and to register.

Members will earn PGA Required MSR’s/ while PGA Associates will earn 1 credit in AMP Education. To earn the AMP Education credit, Associates will need to attend the PGA Management Simulations seminar (not just the Orange Whip seminar).

PGA Associates, you could earn your full year of AMP credits (Meeting, Education and playing) by attending all three days of events!