Entries are now available for the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Royal Oaks CC in Vancouver, WA. The event will be held September 2-3 with the optional pro-am on September 1 (we will pair you with another PGA Professional and amateurs from Royal Oaks CC).  The entry deadline is Wednesday, August 19 at 11:59 PM.

“I enjoy playing the Senior PGA Professional Championship each year for many reasons; the tournament is held in wonderful golf courses; great weather; good competition to test oneself and we are on the back nine so let’s get it done!” – Jeff Coston, 2019 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 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship. 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 PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship. This entry is in addition to 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 PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship (and not attempt to qualify through 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 19.

The National Qualifier must be entered through the PGA of America no later than August 19 at 11:59 PM.

Advancement

The top five qualifiers from the PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship will advance directly to the 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship, to be played October 15-18, 2020 at PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker & Ryder Courses) in Port St. Lucie, FL. (Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC is already exempt.)

Additionally, top finishers at the 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship will earn a berth in the 82nd KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

Last year, eight professionals advanced to the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship held on October 3-6, 2019 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas: Jeff Coston, Brent Murray, Bob Rannow, Joey Carranza, Tom Sovay, Mark Tunstill, Mark Keating and Jim Schaeffer.

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).

Royal Oaks CC

Royal Oaks Country Club was organized in August 1945 by a group of 50 downtown businessmen who wanted to make a dream come true. Each individual put up $1,000 and purchased 170 acres of land near Orchards – the home of the first nine holes. Royal Oaks was open for play in 1947 as a member owned club. The second nine was opened in 1952 and a new clubhouse followed.

Royal Oaks has always been known as a long, tough tree-lined golf course. It is a popular tournament site and has hosted many major Northwest tournaments. Royal Oaks has been consistently ranked in the top 5 golf courses in the state of Washington, and has also been ranked in the top 100 nationally by Golf Digest Magazine.

 

Seniors, we hope to see you compete this fall!