I hope everyone is enjoying their fall season.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  The golf season is starting to wind down and I can start the process of recharging my batteries for the next go-around.  It also doesn’t hurt that I can watch college football, the NFL, the MLB playoffs, the MLS Cup playoffs, and NBA basketball all at the same time!

A big shout-out to all the PGA professionals who hosted PGA Junior League golf teams this past season.  It was recently announced that the PNW PGA lead all sections with 3395 Junior League participants!  I would also like to recognize Rick Blakenburg of Bellingham Golf and Country Club, as his Team Scrubs qualified for the National PGA Junior League finals in Scottsdale Arizona next month.  Good luck Rick – bring home the trophy!!!

Congratulations to Corey Prugh for his victory at our Section Championship.  Special thanks to Indian Summer Golf and Country Club for hosting this prestigious event.  Corey, Russell Grove, Brady Sharp, Jeff Gove, Derek Berg, Tim Feenstra, and Brian Thornton will represent the PNW Section at next year’s Club Professional Championship at Omni Barton Creek in Austin Texas.

I hope to see you all next year at Canyon River in beautiful Montana for the 2020 PNW PGA Professional Championship.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Portland Oregon for our Merchandise Show and Fall General Meeting at the Oregon Convention Center.

This is an action-packed week for our section; we have education opportunities for you to attend and we will report to you on the business of the Section during the general meeting on Wednesday October 16th.  Please make sure and take the time to make appointments and write some orders at the show.  Your support of the merchandise show is critical to the success of your section.

I also encourage you to attend our annual Pro-Vendor on Monday October 14th.  Topgolf will host this year’s event and the format will encourage friendship, competition, and plenty of entertainment.  I can’t think of a better way to connect with your favorite sales rep!

Finally, the merchandise show week is a great opportunity to NETWORK with your fellow Professionals from around our great section.


Sean Fredrickson
Head PGA Professional – Oswego Lake Country Club
PNW PGA President
Callaway Master Staff Professional