We are saddened to report that PGA Life Member Mannie J. Jewell of Eugene, Oregon, passed away on June 12, 2021. He was 68 years old. Mannie was elected to PGA Membership in 1984 at Howell Park GC in Louisiana. He continued to work at golf facilities in the Gulf States Section until 2007, when… Read More


Amateur Kennedy Swann of Tokatee GC won the Pelzer Golf Oregon Open Invitational by two strokes over PGA Professional (and defending champion) Brady Sharp of Wine Valley GC and Mason Koch of Fairwood G&CC. Swann is the first woman to ever win the tournament. The tournament at Black Butte Ranch consists of 48 teams competing… Read More


Legendary baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth made and kept one of history’s greatest promises. Regardless of your feelings for my beloved New York Yankees, what Ruth did in Wrigley Field during game three of the 1932 World Series is one for the proverbial ages. His promise is also instructional. With the game tied 4-4… Read More


Ian James is an expert. Not on playing golf per se, but on understanding and tapping into the wants and needs of golfers or better yet, golf consumers. He is a “consumer expert.” He built his entire career on helping major retailers (e.g. grocery store chains) and major brands understand how to reach consumers with… Read More


The special awards season is coming up, and we rely on PNWPGA Professionals to identify the best and brightest in our Section by nominating PGA Professionals who you feel are deserving of awards in 9 different categories. Please take a moment to think of your peers who have performed exceptionally this season. We welcome your… Read More


The 117th Northwest Open Invitational is set to take place at Wine Valley GC on August 16-18, immediately following the Pro-Am Benefiting Folds of Honor on August 14-15. Chris Isaacson, PGA is excited to host for the 12th consecutive year and invites you to take part of this historic championship. “The Northwest Open is a… Read More