PNW Pro-Assistant Championship – Final Results

Sponsor Bryan Dickson of Cutter & Buck, Brad Faller, Sponsor Sally Schmitz of Bushnell, Darren Black and host PGA Professional John Grothe

The duo of Head PGA Professional Darren Black and Assistant PGA Professional Brad Faller of Rainier G&CC won the PNW Pro-Assistant Championship at Willamette Valley CC. They won by four strokes over The Home Course team led by PGA Director of Golf Justin Gravatt and Assistant Professional Shane Prante, as well as a second team from Rainier G&CC consisting of Darren Black and Assistant Professional Brandon Mohl.

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Brad Faller & Darren Black


Bushnell and Cutter & Buck returned with representatives Sally Schmitz and Bryan Dickson, and this year we welcomed Strideline with representatives Riley Goodman and Kelly Coleman as Presenting Sponsors of the Pro-Assistant Championship. We are also happy to welcome back Matt Pollitt with PTE Golf as a supporting sponsor along with Andrew Workman and David Nelson of Hole-in-One U.S.A.

History of the Championship

The Pacific Northwest Pro-Assistant Championship got off to an exciting start in 1992. It took the Progress Downs team of Jerry Minor and Ralph West SEVEN holes of sudden-death to finally shake the Royal Oaks duo of Steve Bowen and Michael Wilkerson.  After shooting 14-under at Tacoma Country and Golf Club, neither of the two teams could get a birdie putt to drop in the playoff.  The 1995 Redwood Golf Center team of Scott Williams and Mike Barnett still holds the tournament record after scorching the rest of the field with an 18-under 126 at McCormick Woods GC and winning by three strokes.  This championship has fostered camaraderie between the Head Professional and his Assistant and is one of the most popular events of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA.  In 2008, Head PGA Professional Steve Prugh and his Assistant Corey Prugh made history by being the first father-son duo to capture the title.

The Pro-Assistant Championship is a two-man team competition with one head golf professional and their assistant golf professional playing a four-ball competition.

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Willamette Valley CC

Willamette Valley Country Club proudly boasts one of the most highly respected 18-hole championship golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. Shirley Stone designed the original layout of this course, further developed by Bill Robinson and Craig Schreiner to become today’s 7,200-yard masterpiece and “hidden gem” of the Willamette Valley. The sixteenth hole has become the signature hole of Willamette Valley Country Club. It is a short but difficult dog-leg left par 4 which requires an accurate approach shot over the pond to a large yet drastically undulating three-tier green.


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