Two separate Player Development Grant Programs are available to support Pacific Northwest Section Members and Associates. Our goals are to provide as many grants as possible, with a maximum of $1,000 per grant. We will focus on enhancing your programs rather than fully funding them.

At the end of the grant we’ll have two requirements. First, provide documentation in the form of receipts on the use of the funds and second, write a short one-page “Best Practice” on your program that we can share with other professionals on our website (feel free to take a look at the best practices to get some ideas). We also created a Best Practices Wiki where you will be able to easily search best practices by program type and more!

Applications for both programs are due no later than March 25, 2022. Please email to ahinzpeter@pgahq.com.

Best Practices – Past Recipients Best Practices Wiki


2022 Grant Recipients

Cory Brooks—Zintel / Golf University
Derek Campbell—Fairways
Tad Davis—Tacoma C&GC
David Fern—Downriver
Tim Fraley—Awbrey Glen
Trent Goetze—Airway Hills
Michelle Grafos—Esmeralda
Craig Griswold—Reserve Vineyards
John Grothe—Willamette Valley
Chas Holmes—Yakima CC
Noah Horstman—West Coast Golf
Christopher Johnson—Riverside
Travis Kane—Indian Canyon
Mark Keating—Meriwether National
David Sloane—Sand Point
Nate Kitt—Bend GC
Philip Kohnken—Lake Padden
Matt Montecucco—Chambers Bay
Tom Mueller—Colwood
Birk Nelson—Shadow Hills
Aaron Oakley—Pine Ridge
David Owens—Missoula CC
Babst Paine—Highlander/Edge
Cody Pitz—Reserve Vineyards
Sheena Prante—Salish Cliffs
Mike Raschko—Willamette Valley
Justin Roberts—Beaverhead
Paul Russo—Meridian Valley
Blake Smith—Anchorage
Troy Smith—Trailhead GC
Mike Snyder—OGA GC
Molly Thola—First Tee
Michael Wagner—Universidy of Idaho
Austin Westphal—Avondale
Loren Jeglum—Palouse Ridge
Chris Nowlen—Missoula CC


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2022 Yamaha Adult Player Development Grants – Closed

The Pacific Northwest Section is proud to join with our friends at Yamaha to present the YAMAHA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM. This initiative, launched in 2015, reflects both our commitments to growing the game of golf in the great Northwest.

This opportunity is open to all Pacific Northwest Section Members and Associates in good standing who seek funding to help support their own Player Development programs. This program is focused on ADULT programming. Our approach will be specifically broad and we encourage you to think outside the box. Our goals are to provide as many grants as possible, with a maximum of $1,000 per grant. Do you need funding to buy rental sets for your beginner classes, do you need funding for a meet and greet reception to introduce Get Golf Ready, do you want to offer scholarships to potential students to pay half of their registration fees, do you need part of the cost of a booth at the Home Show? The list could be endless. The Committee will consider all requests and your applications will help us expand our vision on what programs should be considered.

  • Word document application
  • PDF form application

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2022 Youth Player Development Grants – Closed

The Pacific Northwest PGA Junior Golf Fund is also proud to bring to you the YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM. This initiative reflects the commitment of the Junior Fund Board to growing Junior Golf in the great Northwest. Donations to the 1% Club have contributed greatly to this program. Our goals are to provide as many grants as possible, with a maximum of $1,000 per grant.

This opportunity is open to all Pacific Northwest Section Members and Associates in good standing who seek funding to help support their own Player Development programs. This program is focused on JUNIOR programming. Do you need funding to buy Junior sets for your beginner classes, do you need funding for your personal Golf in Schools program, do you want to offer scholarships to potential students to pay half their registration fees, do you need funding for Snag equipment? The list could be endless. The Committee will consider all requests and your applications will help us expand our vision on what programs should be considered.

  • Word document application
  • PDF form application

Applications for both programs are due no later than March 25, 2022. Please email to ahinzpeter@pgahq.com