TUCKER, James Wesley, Sr. “Jim” Jim went to be with the Lord, January 24, 2019, with his family by his side. Jim was born April 26, 1942 to Tom and Thelma Tucker, in Spokane, WA. Jim started a career in golf at the age of 14 at Esmeralda Golf Course, when the golf course opened… Read More


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