Defending champion PGA Professional Shane Prante of The Home Course won in a one-hole playoff against PGA Professional and 2019 Champion Colin Inglis of Shadow Hills CC. They fired 10-under par during the 36-hole championship at Illahe Hills CC before Prante went on to birdie the first playoff hole.
Prante, Inglis and Brady Sharp of Wine Valley GC will represent our Section at the 45th PGA Assistant Championship supported by Srixon | Cleveland Golf | XXIO | Asics and John Deere, to be held November 11-14 at PGA Golf Club, Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
National Car Rental is the sponsor of the Pacific Northwest Section Assistant PGA Professional Championship and the event is supported by Srixon | Cleveland Golf | XXIO | Asics and John Deere.
History of the Championship
The National Championship tradition began in 1976 to recognize the role of the PGA Assistant 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 associates nationwide. This year’s Assistant Championship marks the 45th Anniversary as a National event but the PNW Section has been conducting the event since Fred Pelzer donated the trophy in 1965.
To view past champions of the PNW Assistant PGA Professional Championship, CLICK HERE.
Illahe Hills Country Club
Illahe Hills Country Club provides a challenging golf experience in a grand setting. A backdrop of trees line the traditional layout, designed by renowned golf course architect William Bell and opened for play in 1961. Illahe Hills has played host to many of Oregon’s major golf events, as well as USGA Championships.