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PNGA Elects Dr. Jack Lamey as President

Federal Way, Wash. – The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has elected Dr. Jack Lamey as its new president at their 111th Annual Meeting, which was held April 30-May 1 at Bellingham Golf and Country Club. Traditionally, the PNGA President serves two, consecutive one-year terms.

Dr. Lamey has been on the PNGA Board of Directors for six years, serving as Vice President for three years. He was instrumental in establishing the PNGA Cup in 2006. This Ryder-Cup style championship features some of the most notable men and women amateur golfers in the region with 12-member teams representing the regional golf associations that makeup the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, which includes Golf British Columbia, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association, and Washington State Golf Association.

He also carries an impressive competitive record, which includes being a 2-time PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur champion and being selected to compete on many Senior Hudson Cup Teams. Dr. Lamey, out of Seattle Golf Club, is retired after being a Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for approximately 30 years.

Dr. Lamey is replacing Cliff Shahbaz of Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Oregon. Shahbaz served a three year term as PNGA President and was instrumental in the final purchase of The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. in 2007. Shahbaz will continue to serve on the PNGA Board of Directors as the Immediate Past President.

Also elected at the meeting were Ben Stodghill, of Bellevue Municipal, who will serve as the new Vice President of Zone 3, replacing Dr. Lamey; and Ed Burke, of Hayden Lake Country Club in Idaho, who will be the new Vice President of Zone 5. Other Vice Presidents include Larry Giustina, of Eugene CC, for Zone 1; Kent Brown, of Dominion Meadows in Colville, Wash., for Zone 2; and Peter Fibiger of Olympic View GC in Victoria, British Columbia, for Zone 4.

Dale Jackson, of Royal Colwood in Victoria, B.C. was elected as the new Secretary, replacing Robin Cole of Yakima CC.; and Robin Anderson, of Ellensburg Golf Course, is the Treasurer. Robin Cole and M.G. Davis (former Immediate Past President) will now serve as additional members of the PNGA Board of Directors.

The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) was founded on February 4, 1899. It is a 501©3 charitable, international amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of the game of golf and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The PNGA employs a full-time staff of 12, headed by a CEO/Executive Director, with offices located in Federal Way, Washington. Under the direction of the Board of Directors and in conjunction with a number of standing committees, the staff administers the day-to-day affairs of the Association. PNGA territory is broken down into five zones, which are: Zone 1 – Oregon; Zone 2 – Eastern Washington; Zone 3 – Western Washington and Alaska; Zone 4 British Columbia and Alberta; and Zone 5: Idaho and Montana. There are approximately 200,000 individuals at over 710 PNGA member golf clubs.

The original purpose of the PNGA was to conduct a regional amateur championship for men and women. For more than 110 years, the Association has been a pioneer in developing competitions and services and its mission has grown and evolved. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly “regional” organization providing benefits and services to its members and member clubs throughout the Northwest.