Congratulations to the PNW PGA Player of the Year award winners! Russell Grove of North Idaho College won OMEGA Player of the Year.  Tom Sovay of The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge won OMEGA Senior Player of the year.  Derek Berg of Sahalee CC won Assistant Player of the Year.   Tom Sovay – OMEGA… Read More


For the 21st consecutive year, PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., hosted the PGA Assistant Championship. Derek Berg of Sahalee CC, Justin Wiles of Reames G&CC and Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC represented the Pacific Northwest Section. Derek Berg finished a solo second in the championship and secured his place as the PNW… Read More


I am proud of our organization. As the President of our Section’s organization I have been involved in its governance for more than 9 years.  I have followed many great leaders and servants to our membership.  I have been involved in many great programs, but none have been more important to our organization than the… Read More


“Forget your opponents; always play against par” -Sam Snead Remember these headlines from 2016? The year 2016 started with the WORST START EVER, for any year, for the DOW and S&P 500.  I remember it like it was yesterday as we fielded calls from nervous clients.  Yet, if you were investedin the broad markets for… Read More


LOVEMARKS LEADERSHIP Part II: Engagement Through Emotional Connections “REASONS Lead to Conclusion;  EMOTIONS Lead to Action.” – Kevin Roberts,  Author of Lovemarks Last month, I shared the first of several professional and personal takeaways from the game-changing book called Lovemarks by Kevin Roberts. (If you haven’t read the October ’17 article, may I suggest you… Read More


Bryan Tunstill Hometown: Portland, OR PGA Member Since: 1995 Tunstill was the professional team captain this year, at his home course of Columbia Edgewater CC. Previously, he’d played in the 2003 Hudson Cup Matches. He recalls fondly “getting to play against our 12-time Men’s Club Champion, Randy Mahar, in the 2003 Hudson Cup singles match,… Read More