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


Daniel Dewees Strite passed peacefully at his home in Albany, OR on August 28, 2018. In 1950 Dan began a career as a golf professional serving northwest courses, beginning at Waverley Country Club and finishing his career at The Highlands in Gearhart. By request, there will be no service.  Condolences may be posted online at… Read More


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