The Pacific Northwest Section PGA selected the top merchandisers in three categories, as recognized by their peers, for outstanding performance during 2020. Merchandiser of the Year – Public Matt Brown – Highlands GC & Manzanita Golf Links Gearhart, OR & Manzanita, OR Before the pandemic, Matt diversified his golf shops for success. One golf shop… Read More


TUMWATER, WA: For the third time in the history of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA, two PGA Professionals from the Section received PGA National Awards in the same year. Chris Runyan was awarded the 2020 Patriot Award; Jacob Lippold was named the 2020 PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Public facilities. Chris Runyan, PGA, Teaching… 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 10 different categories. Please take a moment to think of your peers who have performed exceptionally this season, especially in light… Read More


Congratulations to our four 2019 PNW PGA Special Award Winners who have gone on to become finalists for 2020 PGA National Awards! Harold Bluestein – PGA Professional Development Award Jacob Lippold – Merchandiser of the Year – Public Facility Chris Runyan – Patriot Award Jeff Simonds – Merchandiser of the Year – Resort Facility We… Read More


PNW PGA Honors 13 PGA Professionals with 2019 Annual Awards   The Pacific Northwest Section PGA selected the top professionals in 13 categories, as recognized by their peers, for outstanding performance during 2019. The winners listed below represent the very best of the Pacific Northwest Section’s 1,100 PGA Professionals in Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho, Western… Read More


2018 Section Award Winners Greg Manley, PGA, General Manager – Director of Golf at Meridian Valley CC received the Section’s highest honor in being named the 2018 Golf Professional of the Year. Greg is a true leader of his facility at every level, where he has worked for 22 years. He has developed a successful… Read More