Assistants – plan on entering! Bosses, give your Assistants time off to play in their Championship!

Entries are available for the National Car Rental PNW Assistant PGA Professional Championship on August 10, 2020. The entry deadline is Wednesday, July 29 at 11:59 PM. Please pay close attention to the entry deadline! You may register for this event through PGA of America Membership services at 800-474-2776 or online at

We are planning on this event taking place and we hope you will add it to your schedule! In the event that circumstances force us to cancel the National Car Rental PNW Assistant PGA Professional Championship due to COVID-19, PGA National will refund your tournament entry fees.

“As an Associate, I feel grateful for the opportunity to compete in this event with all of these great players. It is also a great way to get connected with the vast majority of players in our section.” – Bryce Fisher

Get the flyer.


You must be employed as an A-8 or as a PGA Associate (including Associate Head Professional) as of July 29 to be eligible to play in the National Car Rental PNW Assistant PGA Professional Championship.

View full eligibility requirements (pdf)

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).


The top 3 finishers will advance directly to the 44th PGA Assistant Championship, held November 12-15, 2020 at the PGA Golf Club, Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, FL.

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 and 2019.

History of the Championship

The PNW PGA has been conducting the Assistant Championship since Fred Pelzer donated the trophy in 1965. The National Championship tradition began in 1976 to recognize the role of the Assistant PGA Professional and how important he or she may be in the success of a golf facility as well as our entire Association. They represent more than 10,000 men and women assistant professionals and registered apprentices nationwide. Last year, Colin Inglis of Shadow Hills CC won by two strokes over Liam Kendregan of Sand Point CC.

Past champions