PNWPGA expands PGA HOPE program with Jeff Bojanowski as first ambassador

by Tom Cade, Editor The Pacific Northwest Section PGA (PNWPGA) has contracted Jeff Bojanowski to be its first ambassador to oversee the Section’s PGA HOPE program. Taught by local PGA professionals, PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a free, adaptive…

The Family Plan – Eric Johnson beefed up his greens crew with his four sons

Eric Johnson has been the director of agronomy at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. since 2012. As the head superintendent responsible for the care of the course, he has seen, and overseen, a lot, with the most high-profile being…

Rising star Ganne had a Putnam on her bag at U.S. Women’s Amateur

At this week’s U.S. Women’s Amateur, held at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., teen sensation Megha Ganne of Holmdel, N.J. was looking for some help. She needed a caddie with some local knowledge to get her around the dunescape…

Heather Schapals working the grounds at Chambers Bay

by Steve Waxman In the second week of August, the best 156 female amateur golfers in the world will gather at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. to begin their pursuit of the 122nd U.S. Women’s Amateur. The course will,…

Kim Medals in U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifying at Lake Spanaway

Tacoma, Wash. – Cassie Kim of Yakima, Wash. shot 3-under 69 to earn medalist honors at today’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier hosted by Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash. Cassie Kim Kim had five birdies on the day against two…

Doubleheader: Evan Otte wins two state high school titles, credits Youth on Course

by Tom Cade, Editor In a span of four days in May, Evan Otte helped his Mercer Island High School golf team win the WIAA 3A High School State golf championship, and was the winning pitcher in Mercer Island’s championship…

Highsmith, Manke and Kato selected for 2021 WA Golf Morse Cup Team; finish tied for second

Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash., RJ Manke of Lakewood, and Sean Kato of Redmond, Wash. were selected to represent Washington Golf at this year’s Morse Cup team competition, which took place simultaneously with the 54th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship being…

Makensie Toole Tops Field in U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifying at Chambers Bay

University Place, Wash. – Makensie Toole of Australia shot a 2-under 71 to earn medalist honors over the 50-player field who competed today in U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying on the par-73 Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. L to R:…