Entries are now available for the PNW PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, Club Car and Rolex. This year’s championship will take place September 20-22 at Manito G&CC in Spokane, WA. Entries are due September 7 at 5:00 PM Pacific. Please pay close attention to the entry deadline, as no late entries will be accepted! New this year, enter online through the Section at: https://2022secppc.golfgenius.com.
The optional Pro-Pro will take place on Monday, September 19 at 1:00 PM. It includes a delicious BBQ cooked up by head PGA Professional Gordon Corder. Pick your own Pro-Pro partner for the four-ball competition and meet us there!
“Our Section Championship is the event I look forward to every year. It is an opportunity to connect with fellow PGA members and is our chance as PGA Professionals to qualify to play in our Professional National Championship.”– Tim Feenstra, PGA
Open only to PNW PGA members, this championship confers the title of “The Pacific Northwest Section Champion.” In addition to the winner, six players will advance directly to the 2023 PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, Club Car and Rolex, April 30 – May 3 at Twin Warriors & Santa Ana Pueblo Golf Clubs in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. Colin Inglis, Austin Hurt and Tim Feenstra all are exempt (based on their top 20 finish at this year’s PGA Professional National Championship).
Additionally, the low 20 scores at the 2023 PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, Club Car and Rolex will earn a place in the 105th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club (East Course), Pittsford, New York, May 18-21, 2023.
We are also playing for a large purse. We’ve averaged well over $70,000 the last five years and with your participation we expect this year to easily top that mark. This is a fun event for all, with fantastic competition and camaraderie with your fellow PNW PGA members.
History of the Championship
The earliest recorded scores of the Section Championship date back to 1936. In 2000 the Section Championship was combined with the CPC event and is now the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Professional Championship (PPC). Jeff Coston holds the record for most wins (7), just one more than legend Charles Congdon. Last year, Colin Inglis of Shadow Hills CC won the title at Arrowhead GC.
Your Section Championship & Qualifier for the National PGA Championship
The PNW PGA Professional Championship is only open to PGA Members classified in one of the eligible membership classifications as of September 7. Life Members may play but are not eligible to advance.
Note: 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).
Manito Golf & Country Club
Manito Golf & Country Club was founded in 1917 at Hart Field by a small group of dedicated golf enthusiasts. The Club permanently moved to its current location in 1922. Well-known golf course architect Arthur Vernon Macan designed the course to meet championship specifications and formal opening of the 18 holes took place on July 4, 1925. The course features tight fairways with towering pine trees and has since been updated by Robin Freem and Pete Dye.
Manito G&CC hosted the PGA Championship in 1944, then match play, in which Bob Hamilton upset favored Byron Nelson in the final! Previously host to the PNW PGA Professional Championship in 1968, 1957 and 1951, The Club was also the site of the PNW PGA Senior Professional Championship in 2005.