John Yacobellis of Veneta, OR died on April 26 at age 81. John founded the Tucson Golf Academy in Arizona and The Sea Ranch School of Golf on California’s North Coast. He was also Director of Instruction at Lakewood Country Club in Denver. His administrative roles  included Director of Golf at Angel Fire Resort in… Read More


We are sad that “Joe The Pro” passed away yesterday in his home.  He is survived by his wife Judy and all his friends whose lives he touched. Joe was a long-time PGA Professional at Sun Willows GC and more recently at Canyon Lakes GC.  He will be missed by all. Services will be held… Read More


Private services were held January 23 for the immediate family. Arrangements for a mid-summer gathering and golf tournament are pending. Family is in deep mourning for our beloved friend, whose body was killed by cancer. Welcome contact by e-mail at RubOfTheGreen@pga.com or phone 541-815-1414. – Emily Anderson Stewart Anderson’s contributions to Central Oregon golf spanned… Read More


A PGA Member for over 55 years, Dowaliby began his career in 1960 in at the Woodland Hills Country Club in California.  In 1968 Dowaliby opened the Calabasas Country Club also in California as their first PGA Professional and set out building a large Junior Golf Program.   Finally, in 1977, the native Californian took over… Read More


Dennis Dolin passed away on the night of September 13 after a courageous battle with complications from heart surgery last winter. Dennis was known for a long stint at Waverley Country Club and most recently as the Head Professional at Colwood Golf Center.   Along the way, Dennis spent time with Bridgestone Golf, Glendoveer, Tualatin and… Read More