Shane Prante, the PGA Professional and lead instructor at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., has been named the 2020 Pacific Northwest Section PGA Assistant Player of the Year, as well as the 2020 Western Washington Chapter PGA Player of the Year.
This is the second time Shane has been named the Western Washington Chapter PGA Player of the Year, having previously garnered the award in 2016.
The highlight of Shane’s season was winning the 2020 National Car Rental Pacific Northwest Section PGA Assistant Championship. This title earned him a spot in the national championship, held last month at the PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where he finished tied for 65th.
He also finished second in the Western Washington Chapter Assistant Championship, tied for 11th in the Oregon Open Invitational, tied for 14th in the Washington Open Invitational, and tied for 36th in the Northwest Open Invitational.
This year’s awards add to Shane’s already strong playing resume. He grew up in Olympia, Wash. where he won two high school district championships. He played on the men’s golf team at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, where he was a three-time All-American and was the No. 1-ranked NCAA Division II player from 2004-2006. He was a semifinalist in the 2006 PNGA Men’s Amateur, and qualified for the 2006 U.S. Amateur.
Shane turned professional in 2007. He has won nine regional PGA titles, including three Northwest Opens and the 2019 Washington Open Invitational.
Shane joined the staff at The Home Course in January 2018. He oversees the facility’s lessons, clinics, and junior programs, which are held throughout the year.