Section News

Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational Entries Available

Join us for the prestigious 98th Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational at Meridian Valley CC, hosted by PGA Director of Golf Chris Lungo and PGA Professional Adam Englehorn. The event will commence with the Pro-Am, benefiting Folds of Honor and American Lake Veterans Golf Course, on May 18-19. Following this exciting precursor, the championship will … Read more

2024 Yamaha Player Development Grants

The Pacific Northwest Section is proud to join with our friends at Yamaha to present the YAMAHA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM. This initiative, launched in 2015, reflects both our commitments to growing the game of golf in the great Northwest. This opportunity is open to all Pacific Northwest Section Members and Associates in good standing who seek … Read more

February 2024 President’s Report

Greetings Golf Professionals, Welcome to February! I trust you’re savoring the winter months, whether basking in warmth or taking a well-deserved break to gear up for the upcoming season. Recently, I participated in an officer call with our Section Officer Corps. The Pacific Northwest Section’s leadership is tirelessly working on various projects. Howie Pruitt’s updates … Read more

February 2024 CEO’s Report

Passion Pays: The Profound Importance of Loving Your Work In a world driven by deadlines, targets, and corporate expectations, the notion of “loving your work” may seem like an idealistic fantasy for many. However, the profound impact of cultivating genuine affection for one’s professional pursuits cannot be overstated. As we move into February (consider this … Read more

PROfile: Christopher Smith

This month we interview Christopher Smith, recipient of the 2023 PNW PGA Teacher of the Year award. With a distinguished career spanning local, regional, and international facilities, Christopher has honed his teaching expertise, boasting an impressive roster of students, including PGA and DP World Tour players, Division 1 golfers, and successful local adult and junior … Read more

Paradox Series II: The Persuasion Paradox

After starting the Paradox Series in the previous article (focused on the Growth Paradox), we will now consider our next one: The Persuasion Paradox. Let’s not forget that the “paradox” means that the word before it may seem as “a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to … Read more

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