The inaugural PNW PGA Callaway Golf Challenge took place at Gamble Sands GC in Brewster, WA on August 29-30. A strong field of 18 teams of PGA Professionals and amateurs competed for the title of the PNW PGA Callaway Golf Challenge Team Champions as well as PNW PGA Callaway Golf Challenge Individual Champion.  

This new event is the result of the partnership between the Pacific Northwest PGA and Callaway Golf. To earn a spot in the tournament, PNW PGA professionals and their pro shop staff earned points based on support of Callaway Golf product from January 1 through July 15, 2022.

On Monday, August 29, the event opened with an optional Skins Challenge.  PGA Professional Ross Kukula of Arrowhead GC won the lone skin on the tenth hole worth $640. Amateur Ali Sadri of The Reserve Vineyards G&CC won the Odyssey Putting Challenge.

Winning the PNW PGA Callaway Golf Challenge Team competition was the team led by PGA Professional Geoffrey Buchanan, Robert Cline, Coby Lean and Todd Mohr of Butte Country Club. They fired a 23 under in the 1 gross/1 net competition.

Winning the PNW PGA Callaway Golf Challenge Individual title was PGA Professional Anton Rosen of Manito G&CC. He fired a 8-under par round of 64.

Low amateur honors went to Jay Poletiek of Callaway Golf and Andrew Von Lossow of Manito G&CC while low amateur net honors went to Jay Garthwaite of Manito G&CC.

Final results

Gamble Sands

Gamble Sands is the #1 rated golf course in Washington according to GolfWeek, and has made just about every top list available to golf resorts. The centerpiece of Brewster, Washington, the Sands and QuickSands Course at Gamble Sands is located on 115 acres of fine fescue grasses, designed by renowned golf course architect David McLay Kidd. The Gebbers family partnered with OB Sports’ founder, Orrin Vincent, to conceptualize a “no limits”, world-class golf resort – in the middle of thousands of acres of apple and cherry orchards (the Gebbers family’s multi-generational business). The course features panoramic vistas of the beautiful Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River meandering through the distance on every hole.