2016 PNW Senior PGA Championship

September 7, 2016 – September 8, 2016 all-day
Illahe Hills CC
3376 Country Club Rd S
Salem OR 97302

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Illahe Hills CC Host Professional: Steve Bowen, PGA

Entries available: June 1

Deadline for entries: August 24 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule of Events

  • Tuesday, September 6 – Optional Pro-Am – 1:00 PM shotgun start
  • Wednesday, September 7: Round 1 – tee times starting off #1 at 7:30 AM
  • Thursday, September 8: Round 2 – tee times starting off #1 at 7:30 AM

Entry Procedure

There are two entry forms for this one Championship.

  1. The entry form for the Section Senior Championship that all participants will need to complete who wish to play for the purse.
  2. The optional qualifier for the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship, contested Nov. 17-20, 2016 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. You will only need to complete the National Qualifier entry form (located at www.pgaoturnaments.com) if you wish to qualify for the National Championship.

The top seven qualifiers from the PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship will advance directly to the 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship supported Mercedes-Benz USA. The event will be played on PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker and Ryder courses on November 17-20, 2016.


The Pacific Northwest Section PGA Professional Championship is only open to Senior PGA Members of the Section. For complete eligibility information see the entry form supplied by the PGA of America. Life Member Active or Life Member Master Professional Active professionals are eligible to enter the championship and advance.

View eligibility requirements (PDF)

Condition of Competition

The PGA of America has adopted the condition of competition for Grooves and/or Punch ALL PLAYERS choosing to play in the Championship Division MUST comply with this condition of competition. This condition is in place for any senior who is playing the Championship Division regardless of whether they are trying to qualifying for the Senior Professional National Championship. This condition does not apply to players choosing to play in the Senior Division.

Tournament Format

Stroke Play Format (36 holes)

Successful qualifiers from the PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship will advance directly to the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz, held Nov. 17-20, 2016, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Additionally, the top 35 finishers at the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship earn a berth in the 78th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, to be conducted in May 2017 at Trump National GC – Washington, D.C. in Potomac Falls, VA.

Host Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites
510 Hawthorne Ave SE
Salem, OR 97301

Code: “PGA”
Release date: August 23, 2016
Rate: $109 + tax
Book online


The Senior PGA Professional Championship was established in 1952. Some can remember way back in 1965 when Harry Umbinetti was the top money winner of the event taking home a whopping $250 dollars. Back then, the championship was held at the Yakima Elks’ G&CC with only 21 professionals battling it out for the mere sum of $920 dollars. The famous Bob Duden won the championship six times during the 70’s and seven times overall. Today this is a popular event for Section seniors.

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Past Champions and Results

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Year Champion Score View results
2015 George Mack, Jr. 140 results
2014 Steve Stull 142 results
2013 Jeff Coston 137 results
2012 Chuck Milne 138 results
2011 Jeff Coston 142 results
2010 Jeff Coston 140 results
2009 Jeff Coston 144 results
2008 Jeff Coston 141 results
2007 Jeff Coston 139 results


For complete list of PNW Senior PGA champions, visit the PNW PGA history project site.

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Presenting Sponsor: Mercedes-Benz
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