It is with great pleasure that we share with you this wonderful feature “CBS This Morning Saturday” broadcast nationwide today about the amazing golf journey of our new PGA President Suzy Whaley! We proudly invite you to enjoy this fun and inspiring story about Suzy …and the many doors she is helping all of us… Read More


Nov. 19, 1952 — Oct. 24, 2018 Joseph E. McLaughlin passed away Oct. 24, 2018, in Longview, WA. He was 65 years old. Joe was the assistant golf pro at Mint Valley Golf Course from its inception until his retirement in 2014. He was a member of the PGA for over 30 years. A memorial… Read More


Ambitious humility. It’s like clean dirt, or an open secret, definitely maybe, alone together or military intelligence (as my father-in-law likes to say when talking about his career in the Army.) These two words: Ambition and Humility – they just don’t go together, they are oxymoronic. Or do they? Or could they? More specifically, what… Read More


This is my first Foreword Press article as President of our Section.  I’m very humbled to serve our Section and the association. I wanted to start off by saying I have big shoes to fill. I was fortunate to be able to have dinner at the PNW PGA Merchandise Show with about 14 Past Presidents… Read More


I hope you were able to join us for the Merchandise Show in Tacoma last month. We filled the 30,000 square feet of exhibit space with vendors showing the latest and greatest in golf. While they are there to make a few bucks, it truly is a partnership where we need their support just like… Read More


“Always count your blessings.  Be thankful you are able to be out on a beautiful course.  Most people in the world don’t have that opportunity”  – Fred Couples Remember fears about adjustable-rate mortgage re-sets, or the looming wave of foreclosures that would lead to a double-dip recession?  What about Y2k at the turn of the… Read More