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In Memory of Kim Walker, 6/1/1958 – 10/5/2023

PGA Professional Kim Walker, aged 65, passed away on October 5, 2023, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Born in Spokane to parents Kaye and Shirley Walker, Kim’s early life revolved around golf. His father, a PGA Professional, introduced him to the sport at a young age. Kim and his older sister shared a … Read more

In Memory of Bruce Wattenburger, 11/21/1951 – 10/24/2023

We are sad to announce that PGA Life Member Bruce Wattenburger passed away on October 24, 2023. Bruce Wattenburger served his fellow PGA professionals like few before him. Bruce served two terms as the Oregon Chapter President, two terms as the Pacific Northwest Section President, one term on the PGA of America Board of Directors … Read more

In Memory of Don Shaw, 12/12/1938 – 10/22/2023

PGA Life Member Don Shaw was born on December 12, 1938, in Mount Pleasant, Arkansas and passed away on October 22, 2023 in Lake Stevens, Washington. Don began his golf career in 1957 at Wenatchee Golf & Country Club. In 1964, he moved to Marysville, Washington, and began work at Cedarcrest Golf Course. He was elected … Read more

PROfile: Trevor Hiebing

This month we profile Trevor Hiebing, a PGA Coach and head golf professional at Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course in Clackamas, OR. Trevor Hiebing has almost two decades of experience in the golf industry, including playing professionally for 10 years. Currently, he is a PGA Associate, TPI Level 3 certified golf instructor, US Kids certified coach, K-Motion … Read more

Meet Chuck Lewis, PGA HOPE Ambassador

Originally from Ridgecrest, California, Linda, my wife, and I have called Ronan, Montana our hometown for the past 22 years. Ronan is a small farm/ranch community located in western Montana, halfway between Kalispell and Missoula Montana. I joined the United States Marine Corps in February of 1970 and was trained and worked as an Avionics … Read more

Navigating Compensation Trends in the Golf Industry: A 2023 Perspective

What a season we’ve had in 2023! According to the insights from The Pellucid Perspective in October 2023, we’ve seen a return to normal weather in September, and Golf Market Research Center (GMRC) subscribers have reported positive metrics across most of our key performance indicators. It’s safe to say that “the party continues for the golf … Read more

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