We are saddened to announce the passing of PGA Member Don Smith of Tigard, Oregon on April 20, 2022. He was 94 years old. Don began his golf career while still in high school, working under the tutelage of Larry Lamberger at Portland Golf Club where he served for 15 years. He became head professional… Read More


Ron (RC) Coleman was raised on a golf course and began playing golf at the age of five. He won his first junior event at the ripe age of seven. After a successful junior golf career, he attended the University of Houston on a golf scholarship in 1963-66  where he met Carole and married her… Read More


David “DJ” Jackson was born in Bremerton, WA on November 26, 1949 and passed away at the age of 72 in Allen, WA on December 13, 2021. Here is Kevin Bishop’s tribute to our dear friend and lifelong golf professional. Dave grew up in the Seattle area and the Harbor area, spending summers at their summer home… Read More


Don’s son, Michael Bails, writes: It’s with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father, Donald Bails. He was 89 years old. He transitioned to hospice care at home and soon afterward as an inpatient. I was his primary caregiver at home which, although challenging, was a blessing too. I was fortunate enough… Read More


We are saddened to report that Richard Giroux of American Lake Veterans GC passed away on May 5, 2021. He was 70 years old. Rick was a member of the Pacific Northwest Section for his whole PGA career. Golfers will also remember him from his time at Brookdale GC, Twin Lakes G&CC, Linden G&CC, Meadow… Read More


We were just informed that John William Ostrander passed away on April 9, 2021 at age 70. He worked at various golf clubs in Central Washington as a Golf Professional from 1974 to 2005 and will be dearly missed. Obituary: https://columbiabasinherald.com/news/2021/apr/15/john-william-ostrander… Read More