Congratulations to all our Section Special Awards winners! Bill Shea, PGA leads the 2019 group as your Golf Professional of the Year and each of these outstanding professionals in 13 categories will be honored at the Special Awards Ceremony on March 22 at Tualatin Country Club. The winners were announced last week after the Board confirmed the work done by the Awards Committee. The Chapter and Section Awards Committees do a great deal of work identifying candidates, researching bios, confirming accomplishment and determining the winners. This is always our hardest working committee – a big thank you to all who served.

Read about the award winners

PGA Captains registration is open, please register early as parents will be looking soon for where they can register their kids. We were #1 in PGA Junior League participation in 2019 and strong captains will drive junior golf participation and financial support to you and your facility. Be sure you sign up, and why not also recruit your neighbor to adopt PGA Junior League at their facility? You know how great it is, bring them along for the ride.

The Chapter and Section Boards have been busy this winter with business planning and budgeting meetings, with the goal of serving the members and growing the game. The way you take advantage of these offerings is to participate. Whether it’s a chapter pro-am, and education program or a Section major, you just have to participate to enhance your PGA experience. Plan to get involved in 2020.

2020 Tournament Schedule

One way to get involved is to serve your fellow members. Next year is an election year at both the Section and Chapter level. We’ll be electing new secretaries at both levels and new energized leaders are always welcome. If you have questions about the process, the time commitment or anything else, reach out to your Section or Chapter leaders, they would be happy to talk to you.

One final thank you to the tremendous staff that serves you every day. They are a fantastic group of people dedicated to helping you receive the most from your PGA membership. Whether it’s the crew in the office or the crew working in the chapters, all are here to help you enjoy your membership and prosper in your career. We welcome the opportunity to help you, just give us a call.

Jeff Ellison, PGA
CEO, Pacific NW Section PGA