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2024 PNW PGA Fall Meeting @ Legion Memorial GC
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dinner buffet: 6:00 PM

Meeting: 6:30 PM

Attire: Golf Attire


PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education – Developing Your Best Relationship with Golf @ online
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education Series

Join Jon Evertz for this educational webinar designed to help you and your students develop the best relationship with golf. Topics include:

  • Sports Psychology and Brain Science Fundamentals
  • Positive Mindset and Perspective – More Fun – Lower Scores
  • Avoiding Self-Interference and Self-Sabotage
  • Personal Growth and Self-Leadership

Jon Evertz is the Head Coach of Courses on Courses

  • MA, Middlebury College, Breadloaf School of English
  • Certified Trainer, Positive Coaching Alliance
  • 12+ years Caddying experience
2024 PNW PGA Mentoring Conference @ Tacoma Country & Golf Club
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day


Best Western Liberty Inn DuPont – JBLM
1400 Wilmington Drive
Dupont, WA 98327
(253) 912-8034 or 1(877) 912-8777

There is no special group block made for this event for participants.


2024 Bandon Dunes Workshop @ Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day

Entries will go live on Friday, September 27 at 9:00 AM

PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education – Rethinking Player Development @ online
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education Series

Rethinking Player Development: Making Teaching and Player Development a Pillar for Staff Recruitment and Retention

Join Derek Siesser, Scott Erdmann and Ross Kukula for this educational webinar, and learn how we were able to grow our professional staff from 2 to 7, reduce hours worked and double professional income and the steps you can take to do the same.

Topics include:
  • “Status Quo Sucks” Why the current employment model creates divide at facilities, professional burnout and slows program growth.
  • “The Percentage Paradox and the Cash Conundrum” – Why paying lessons by percentage for most is a deterrent and why allowing your staff to accept cash is hurting them.
  • “What you’re doing is probably illegal, maybe” – Teaching off the clock or have employees as an independent contractor? You’re probably exposed.
  • “More mediocre jobs, or fewer great jobs” Why the jobs we’re offering create a bleak future and what we can do about it.
  • “The New Model” – How to take steps to create great jobs, booming programs and happy staff.
  • This webinar will be held via Google Meet. Receive 1 PGA PDR or 1/2 AMP Credit for attending.

Derek Siesser, PGA of Indian Canyon Golf Course was selected as the 2022 Teacher of the Year. In 2022, Derek’s students combined for 12 wins, 9 Junior State Qualifiers, 2 USGA Championship Qualifiers, 23 personal low scores and 92 strokes lower on handicap. But Derek’s qualifications for this award go beyond the golf lessons he teaches. He emerged as a leader in teaching and growing the game in 2019, winning the PNW PGA Player Development award that year, and once again has proven himself an innovator. Through his Inland Empire Golf Academy, he not only teaches golfers of all abilities, but also mentors other PGA Professionals and Associates and helps them find better work-life balance.

Scott Erdmann, PGA of Oswego Lake Country Club was honored with the 2022 Player Development Award. Scott doesn’t just create programs, he creates community and opportunities. As Director of Instruction, Scott offers a multitude of instructional programs with an outstanding level of member participation. His quality programs celebrate personal milestones to keep members engaged, while his adaptability brings in new students of all ages year after year. His latest accomplishment, the “Scoring Method” program, implements “a results based coaching system that is rooted in learning on the golf course.”

Ross Kukula, PGA is the Director of Instruction at Arrowhead Golf Club. He provides score-oriented results for golfers looking to shoot lower scores. He also runs an expansive program for beginner women and junior golfers. He was a Operation 36 “Top 50 Coach” in 2021-2023.



2025 PNW PGA Mentoring Conference @ Tualatin Country Club
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day
2025 Bandon Dunes Workshop @ Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day

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PNW PGA “Stay Involved” Education

These webinars are held via Google Meet and are designed for PGA Members and Associates only. Please log in to the Online Member Handbook (using your Section ForeTees login)  to view Google Meet info.

Principles of Scorecard Design

Free, one-hour online course eligible for 1 PGA PDR. The course can be found at To earn a credit, PGA members must watch the video and then pass a short online assessment.

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