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Two U of I Alumni Receive Awards from the Pacific Northwest PGA Section

December 21, 2018

The top Pacific Northwest PGA professionals in 13 categories were recognized by their peers for outstanding performance during 2018. U of I alumni Tanner Kelley and Joshua Cantrell were among the award winners.

Tanner Kelley, PGA of Walla Walla CC in Walla Walla, WA, was named the 2018 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. He stepped up during managerial changes at his facility, upgrading the club-fitting program and playing a key role in the development of the club’s new indoor teaching studio. He is also highly involved in the Central Washington Chapter PGA and in junior golf.

Joshua Cantrell, PGA, Head Professional at Moose Run in Fort Richardson, AK was named Merchandiser of the Year for Public facilities. Joshua has embraced, energized and driven the retail operation at Moose Run. In a golf shop of only 400 square feet and a 5‐month golf season, he has increased retail revenue dramatically. His “We let the bears play through” line was a quick sellout this year.

All award winners will be honored at the Pacific Northwest Section Special Awards Ceremony sponsored by Sterling Cut Glass, March 17 at Seattle GC in Shoreline, WA.

Congratulations, Tanner and Joshua!

This information was originally published by the Pacific Northwest PGA.

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