Jacob Lippold, PGA, Head Professional at Chambers Bay GC in Tacoma, WA was named Merchandiser of the Year for Public facilities. In his first full year of managing all merchandise operations, Jacob has put Chambers Bay on track to exceed both 2017 and 2018 numbers. He has especially grown headwear sales. Jacob is not afraid… Read More


Bill Shea, PGA, Director of Golf at The Cedars at Dungeness, received the Section’s highest honor in being chosen as the 2019 Golf Professional of the Year. Bill has the depth of commitment and dedication to service that make him the model PGA Golf Professional. Currently President of the Western Washington Chapter, Bill has served… Read More


Kevin Story, PGA of Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, OR was named the 2019 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. Kevin is a true leader at his facility. Beyond his duties at the resort’s three courses and two golf shops, he has been the driving force in the development of PGA Jr. League at Eagle… Read More


This month we interview Derek Siesser, winner of the 2019 PNW PGA Player Development Award. He has emerged as a leader in teaching the game and growing the game. He has accomplished this by investing in teaching technology including video and True 3D motion capture, designing creative programs to teach lessons, mentoring fellow professionals and… Read More


PROfile: John Kawasoe, PGA Facility: Astoria G&CC Hometown: Gearhart, Oregon PGA Member Since: 1998 Hudson Cup teams: 1991, 1998, 1999 Hudson Cup awards won: 24th Larry Lamberger Award (1998) Favorite Hudson Cup moment, past or present? From all four matches I’ve been part of there is one common theme: camaraderie.  Each of the four matches… Read More


This month we interview Rick Blankenburg, whose PGA JLG team “the Scrubs” of Bellingham-Skagit recently won their second consecutive PNW PGA Junior League Regional Championship. The Scrubs qualified for the National PGA Junior League finals in Scottsdale, Arizona next month. Facility: Bellingham G&CC Hometown: Born and Raised in Everett, WA; moved to Bellingham, WA in… Read More