News from November 2nd, 2015. Better late than never. We wish to share, that our very own ‘Derek Barron of Tacoma Golf Center’ won ‘the 2015 Western Washington PGA Chapter Player of the Year. Derek finished solo first or tied for first in an amazing nine pro-member events this year.’
We are incredibly proud of him. A tremendous accomplishment. This comes as no surprise, since as the PGA further shared last July: ‘PGA Apprentice cards a 59‘.
‘SPOKANE, Wash. — Eight birdies, three eagles, six pars, one bogey. That’s how one writes 59 — a magic number in golf — on a scorecard. Derek Barron was able to jot down those figures Wednesday, adding up to 13-under 59 at Indian Canyon in the pro-am that precedes the Rosauers Open Invitational.
‘The pro-am is played at par 72; the tournament proper at par 71 when No. 1 becomes a par 4 instead of par 5. The Tacoma Golf Center instructor eclipsed the course record by two shots…. There are probably dozens in the Rosauers field that have flirted with 59, an unimaginable score to most players who get out once a week or knock the ball around on league night.
‘Barron is an accomplished pro, fresh from winning the John Harbottle III Pro-Am in June at Palouse Ridge and the 2014 Oregon Open, one of four majors in the PGA’s Pacific Northwest Section (article continues at link).