The Pacific Northwest Section PGA selected the top merchandisers in three categories, as recognized by their peers, for outstanding performance during 2020. Merchandiser of the Year – Public Matt Brown – Highlands GC & Manzanita Golf Links Gearhart, OR & Manzanita, OR Before the pandemic, Matt diversified his golf shops for success. One golf shop… Read More


On September 28, Dick Fain discusses Covid-era golf and what it would take to bring a major back or a yearly tournament to the Pacific Northwest with Frank on the Dave “Softy” Mahler and Dick Fain show, which airs every day from 3pm-6:30pm on 950 KJR in Seattle. Click here to listen to the interview.… Read More


Congratulations to our scholarship winners! The 2020 Bunny Mason Scholarships have been awarded to Blake Kukula ($1,000) and Hailey Johnston ($500). These scholarships were established by the late Hall of Famer Bunny Mason and are additionally supported by your 1% Club donations and the Tickets for Charity program at the Winco Foods Portland Open. Additionally,… Read More


Tumwater, WA: Frank Talarico has been selected by the Board of Directors as the fifth Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA.  Talarico will take the helm of the Section beginning September 1st, 2020 following the retirement of Jeff Ellison, PGA after Jeff’s 30 years of service to the Section. Mr. Talarico has… Read More


Schedule Update: 5-27-2020 The Pacific Northwest Section staff is monitoring the orders in place in our five states, the recommendations out of Washington, DC, the Center For Disease Control and any local health department action.  The Board of Directors meets monthly to review the situation and approve the confirmation of event postponements and cancellations.  The… Read More


Those of you in Washington are probably aware of the unprecedented steps being taken to increase social distancing and limit direct social interactions as the effort is made to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Monday, Washington Governor Inslee signed a couple of new proclamations to further advance this effort. There are specific directives… Read More