DUPONT, WA – The Home Course –6,863 Yards, Par 72
Daniel Campbell of Bellingham G&CC won the Pelzer Golf Northwest Open Invitational by four strokes at The Home Course on May 24. Campbell’s success comes on the heels of his recent triumphs, having won the PNW PGA Pro-Assistant Championship held in March and the Rosauers Open Invitational last July.
Tied for second place was amateur Nate Plaster of Manito G&CC and Jacob Chicoyne of Glencoe G&CC (Calgary, Canada).
We are thrilled to announce that this year, the Pacific Northwest PGA has the honor of being supported by our esteemed title sponsor, Pelzer Golf Supplies. Joining them in making this event possible are our presenting sponsors, Pacific Golf & Turf and TagMarshal. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to our supporting sponsors, including the City of Dupont, Sunice, PTE Golf, Club Car Skins, Garmany Majors Shootout and the PGA Tour.
History of the Championship:
The Northwest Open Invitational holds a significant place in the rich history of golf in the Pacific Northwest, boasting a prestigious list of past champions. Remarkably, sixteen members of the Pacific Northwest Section’s Hall of Fame have proudly claimed the title of Northwest Open Champion.
During its early years, Seattle Golf Club’s Robert Johnstone, a dominant force, triumphed in six of the first ten events, leaving an indelible mark on the tournament’s legacy. Another notable figure was “Long Jim” Barnes, who served as the professional at Tacoma C&GC from 1911 to 1915. Barnes achieved remarkable success, clinching the first two PGA Championships in 1916 and 1919, as well as triumphing in the 1921 U.S. Open and the 1925 British Open. His exceptional achievements have forever cemented his place in golf history.
Additionally, Spokane’s Marvin “Bud” Ward left an enduring impact on the Northwest Open, capturing six championships over a remarkable span of 22 years. Impressively, he secured five titles as an amateur before claiming his final victory as a professional. Bud’s exceptional talent was not limited to the Northwest Open, as he also emerged as a National Amateur champion. His potential for additional triumphs may have been curtailed by the absence of championships during the tumultuous years of World War II.
The Home Course was designed by golf course architect Mike Asmundson of Scottsdale, Arizona and opened on June 29, 2007. It is a walkable layout with panoramic views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier present throughout the golf course. The Home Course was selected by the United States Golf Association as the assisting course for the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship. It is truly a great championship golf course at the home of golf in the Pacific Northwest, hosting the 2018 PNW PGA Assistant Professional Championship and 2015 PNW PGA Senior Professional Championship.