In Memory of Gary Dowen, 1/4/1950 – 6/17/2024

Gary Dowen, a beloved PGA Professional in the Pacific Northwest Section, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2024, at the age of 74. Gary’s life was marked by a deep passion for golf. Gary was born 1/4/1950 and died 6/17/2024. He received his PGA certification in 1975. He was a member of the PGA Tour … Read more

In Memory of Bill Tindall, 7/23/1943 – 12/15/2023

With a heavy heart, we report that PGA member Bill Tindall passed away on December 15 after a private battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. Bill’s life has revolved around the PGA and the game of golf. The son of PGA member Bob Tindall, Bill’s talent shined at an early age when he won … Read more

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

In Memory of Robert “Bob” Sproule, 7/19/1941 – 10/9/2023

The Pacific Northwest has lost a great PGA Professional and friend with the passing of PGA Life Member Bob Sproule on October 9, 2023.  Bob had been a pro at The Dalles Country Club for 39 years. His degree in agronomy provided the knowledge that led to maintenance of the course which contributed to its selection … Read more

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