Facility: The First Tee of Greater Seattle Hometown: Issaquah, WA – currently resides in Seattle, WA PGA Apprentice Since: 2015 Evan grew up playing and working at golf courses in the Snoqualmie Valley. His first lessons were at Mount Si GC, where Head Professional Matt Campbell inspired him to see golf as a fun and cool… Read More


Facility: Tualatin CC Hometown: Born in Rochester, NY PGA Member Since: 1971 Sean Fredrickson, who nominated Jim to be featured in Foreword Press, said, “Jim is a great player development director. He has been a breath of fresh air for our club.” We decided to investigate and find out where this fresh influence came from.… Read More


Hometown: Kirkland PGA member since: 1988 Years Played on Professional Hudson Cup Team: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 20 01, 2002, 2003 Years Played on Amateur Hudson Cup Team: 1979 Years Played on Senior Hudson Cup Team: 2010 Scott Williams, captain of the 2016 Hudson Cup Professional team, has had his fair… Read More


Facility:  The Golfer’s Edge Hometown: Wenatchee, WA for 61 years. Ed Paine began his golf career as an assistant under Del Herring at Three Lakes GC in Malaga, WA from 1977 to 1979. He was then out of the golf business, except for club repair and custom clubs, from 1980 to 1990. Then in 1990,… Read More


Facility: Kalispel G&CC Hometown: Grew up in Tacoma, WA PGA Member Since: Class A PGA Professional since December 2015 Doug Off got into the PGA in a roundabout way. His high school football coach and first boss happened to be Tom Ainslie (Fircrest GC). “As I finished college, he encouraged me to look into the… Read More


Facility: Tri City CC Hometown: Grew up in Enterprise, OR, currently Kennewick, WA PGA Member since: 2001, received class “A” status in 2007 Clint Ables was inspired to get into the golf business because of his passion for the game. He enjoyed introducing others to golf, as well as playing it himself. It’s not surprising,… Read More