The 119th Pelzer Northwest Open Invitational is ready to take place at The Home Course on May 22-24. Justin Gravatt, PGA General Manager and Mitch Runge, PGA Head Professional invite you to take part of this historic championship, which might be contested at “the home of golf” in DuPont, Washington.
We are proud to have Pelzer Golf as a title sponsor of this event; presenting sponsors Pacific Golf & Turf and Tagmarshal; supporting sponsors Sunice, PTE Golf, the City of DuPont, PGA Tour and Club Car Skins.
“The NW Open has a very long historical past of elite golf within the Pacific Northwest… and any time you get to compete with the most effective golfers in the space is a great alternative.“
Graham Moody, 2022 champion
Play The Home Course
The Home Course was designed by golf course architect Mike Asmundson of Scottsdale, Arizona and opened on June 29, 2007. It is a walkable format with panoramic views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier present all through the golf course. The Home Course was selected by the United States Golf Association because the helping course for the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship. It is really a great championship golf course at the residence of golf in the Pacific Northwest, hosting the 2018 PNW PGA Assistant Professional Championship and 2015 PNW PGA Senior Professional Championship.
Be a Part of History
The history of the Northwest Open is a major part of the historical past of golf in the Pacific Northwest. The early years have been dominated by the Section’s first president, Robert Johnstone (who won 6 of the primary 10 events), and “Long Jim” Barnes. Barnes, the skilled at Tacoma C&GC from 1911 – 1915, received the first two PGA Championships (1916, 1919) along with the 1921 U.S. Open and the 1925 British Open! Marvin “Bud” Ward captured six championships over a 22 year span, 5 as an novice and his final as a professional. Bud was also a National Amateur champion and may have received a few more but for the dearth of championships during WWII. The 54-hole tournament report of 199 was set by PGA Professional Derek Barron in 2015 at Wine Valley GC and tied in 2016 by PGA Professional Brian Thornton.
Past champions of the Northwest Open Invitational