This month we interview Scott Erdmann, winner of the 2019 Rosauers Open Invitational. In 2011, Scott was runner-up in the PGA Professional National Championship.  Scott played his last 14 holes two-under par to earn a spot in the playoff before bowing to the eventual champion, David Hutsell.

Facility: Oswego Lake CC

Hometown:  Portland, OR

PGA Member Since: 1997

PNW PGA Tournaments & Awards Won:

  • 2009 PNW Assistant PGA Championship
  • 2011 PGA Professional National Championship runner-up
  • 2011 PGA Cup Team member
  • 2011 PNW PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award
  • 2012 PNW Pro-Assistant Championship (with Brent Murray)
  • Hudson Cup Team member: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018

Tell us a little bit about your career. Who or what inspired you to get into golf?

I think by about age 15 I knew I wanted to become a golf professional. PGA Professional Tom Carey (the father of a good friend of mine) gave me my first job at a brand new beautiful driving range in Beaverton and I just loved the atmosphere. I was consumed with getting better and I just loved practicing and learning from other golf professionals. By the end of high school, I was confident enough in what I wanted to do that I attended Professional Golfers Career College in Temecual, CA. PGCC is a two-year school that focuses on developing golf industry professionals and I’ve been in the business since as a golf professional since the age of 19.

Now that you’re secured the Rosauers title, do you have any other PNW PGA majors in your sights?

I’m sure hoping I’ve broken the seal and there’s more to come. I’ve been knocking on the door for a while and over the years I’ve had a number of chances, so it’s great to finally have broken through. Certainly having gotten this victory, it gives me a positive memory to rely on when trying to close out a tournament.

In 2011, you were runner-up in the PGA Professional National Championship. How do you feel about going for the 2020 PGA Professional Championship title?

2011 was an incredibly special year and the chance of recreating those memories would be amazing! Winning a Section Major, making the Hudson Cup team and qualifying for the PGA Professional National Championship will always be my goals and what I would define as having a great year.

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