Home Course Duo Wins PNW PGA Pro-Assistant Championship

The team led by PGA Head Professional Mitch Runge with Assistant PGA Professional John Cassidy of The Home Course claimed the PNW PGA Pro-Assistant Championship victory at Inglewood GC. They won by one stroke over the Orchard Hills CC team of Head PGA Professional Kevin Coombs and his Assistant David Patterson, as well as the second team led by Mitch Runge with Assistant PGA Professional Shane Prante. 

Runge and Cassidy were 10-under par for the two-day event.  They birdied the final hole to pull through with the team win!

We are proud to have strong sponsor support with Farmers Insurance – Jared Bouchey Agency as our title sponsor. We welcomed back Sally Schmitz with Bushnell Golf and Bryan Dickson with Sterling Cut Glass as presenting sponsors. Also returning were supporting sponsors Matt Pollitt with PTE Golf as well as Darrell Livingston with GT Golf Supplies.

The PNW PGA 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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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 fostering camaraderie between Head Professionals and Assistants, 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.

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Inglewood Golf Club

Dating back to 1919, Inglewood Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the Pacific Northwest. The handsome clubhouse, an architectural masterpiece, was built in 1926 and has recently been restored to enhance and reflect its rich French Provincial influence. The golf course was designed by noted British Columbia course architect, A.V. Macan. A top amateur golfer in the Pacific Northwest and Canada (1913 Washington State Amateur and Pacific Northwest Amateur Champion), Macan became one the most prominent golf architects in not only the Northwest but also the country. Over the past six years with the assistance of golf course architect Jeff Mingay, the club has worked on restoring Macan’s original design, with the majority of the work completed in spring of 2021. Professionals will find a fair, yet very challenging course! 

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