Entries are now available for the 2019 Senior PGA Professional Championship at Bear Creek CC in Woodinville, WA. The event will be held September 5-6 with the optional pro-am on September 4 (we will pair you with another PGA Professional and amateurs from Bear Creek CC). The entry deadline is Wednesday, August 21 at 11:59 PM.

“Playing with your peers makes this special. If I can represent our fellow Professionals as the champion of our own event and get the thumbs up from so many people I’ve looked up to for years ‒ that is incredible.” – Tom Sovay, 2018 champion

Your Section Senior Championship & Qualifier for the Senior PGA Professional National Championship

Please take the time to enter all events you wish to participate in. You have two options.

Option 1: There are two entry forms for this option.

1. Qualify for the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac (October 3-6 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas). You will need to enter through the PGA of America by calling Membership Services at 800-474-2776 or online at https://pgatournaments.com.

2. Play for the purse in the 2019 PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship. This entry is in addition the signing up through National. You will need to enter through the Section.

Option 2: There is one entry form for this option.

1. To only play for the purse in the 2019 PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship (and not attempt to qualify through the National), you will enter through the Section.

You must sign up for both events if you wish to attempt to qualify AND play for the purse!

The Section Championship entry form closes on August 21.

The National Qualifier must be entered through the PGA of America no later than August 21 at 11:59 PM.

Advancement

The top five qualifiers from the 2019 PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac will advance directly to the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac. The event will be played October 3-6 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.

Last year, Jeff Coston finished T29th at the 30th Senior PGA Professional Championship and advanced to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in May 2019!

Eligibility

The Pacific Northwest Section PGA Professional Championship is only open to Senior PGA Members of the Section. For complete eligibility information see form supplied by the PGA of America.

Grooves and Punch Mark Specifications: In making a stroke, the player must use clubs that conform to the groove and punch mark specifications in the Equipment Rules that took effect on 1 January 2010. Ping Eye 2 irons manufactured before 31 March 1990 with a groove spacing to groove width ratio of 2.3 to 1 are allowed for play under Rules of Golf, even when this Local Rule is in effect (See Model Local Rule G-2 in Committee Procedures).

Bear Creek CC

Located on lush, rolling terrain in the Cascade Mountain foothills, Bear Creek Country Club boasts a magnificent Jack Frei-designed championship layout. The course has served as home to numerous prestigious events, including the PNGA Amateur, Hudson Cup matches, two USGA Amateur Qualifiers, USGA Sr. Open Qualifier and the USGA Mid-Am Qualifier. Bear Creek CC previously hosted the PNW Senior PGA Championship in 2011.

A Senior Tradition

The Senior PGA Professional Championship was established in 1952. Back then, the championship was held at the Yakima Elks’ G&CC with only 21 professionals battling it out for the mere sum of $920 dollars. The famous Bob Duden won the championship six times during the 70’s and seven times overall. Today, this is a popular event for Section seniors.

Last year, Tom Sovay of The GC at Redmond Ridge GC won the PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship by one stroke over Joe Carranza of Aldarra Golf Club.

CLICK HERE to view a complete list of past champions.

The Senior PGA Professional Championship has Senior Hudson Cup points (worth 1.5 times the normal value) and Senior Player of the Year points! Seniors, plan on playing.