Here are the current 2016 OPGA Pacific Golf & Turf Player of the Year standings thru September 26. The top 15 players in each division, at the end of the season, will qualify for the Pacific Golf & Turf Player of the Year Cup that will take place at Tualatin CC on November 21.
The 2016 OPGA Match Play Championships are now complete and I would like to congratulate the following winners for their great play this Summer. Thank you to everyone that played as well as the facilities that hosted many of these matches. A HUGE Thank you goes out to our sponsors, SunIce as well as Rodda Paint, for their continued support of this event.
Today the PGA of America announced the recipients of the 2016 National Awards and Matt Brown, PGA Head Professional of Highlands Golf Club in Gearhart, Oregon, is the recipient of the 2016 PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Public Facilities. This recognition comes on the heels of Brown receiving the 2014 and 2015 Pacific Northwest PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year Award (Public). Highlands Golf Club is a nine-hole public, executive-style golf course in the coastal town of Gearhart. The year-round, 1,500-square foot golf shop is located in a coastal town of nearly 1,500 people that is surrounded by summer tourist communities. The club has built a strong local following of golfers who enjoy visiting the shop for its great selection, customer service and pricing. With a philosophy of keeping things simple, Brown and his staff manage the pro shop and an active online store, which has led to an overall 40 percent increase in sales since 2008. Brown’s merchandising philosophy is based around the customer—reasonable prices, exceptional customer service, and trusting advice. Among the facilities that Brown has served previously include Oregon’s Astoria Golf & Country Club, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.