b'Larry Giustinagolfs best friend, everyones best friendLongtime Pacific Northwest Golffamily cabin along the Association Board Member andMcKenzie River about Distinguished Service Award recipientan hour east of Eugene, Laraway Larry Giustina passed awaywith the idea of building on July 19, 2022 due to complications ofa golf course. It became Alzheimers. He was 73.a family project, with Larry served as a PNGA Clubnine holes of Tokatee Representative from 1993-2017, andGolf Club opening in served on the PNGA Board of Directors1966, followed by the from 2005-2017. He also served onother nine holes a few the board of The Home Course, whichyears later.is co-operatively owned and operatedNat had hired noted courseclub champion and a five-by the PNGA and WA Golf, as a directorarchitect Ted Robinson totime winner of the Mens from 2010-2017 and as treasurer fromdesign the course, but itsInvitational spanning three 2010- 2016. philosophical foundationdifferent decades.In 2018, Larry was the recipientand spirit came from Nat;Larrys service to OSU of the PNGA Distinguished Serviceand Larry, in high school at thewas extraordinary, spanning Award, considered the associationstime, worked on the crew that builtmore than 30 consecutive years on highest honor.the course. Tokatee remains a Giustinamany leadership boards. He served as At the end of the day, for Larryfamily-run business to this day. President of the OSU Alumni Association, Giustina it was always about doing theLarry served as the general partnerthe OSU Foundation Board of Trustees right thing. at Tokatee Golf Club in McKenziefrom 1993-2008, and as a member of The And this was the reason he wasBridge, Ore. and as the board presidentBeaver Club/Beaver Athletic Scholarship invaluable on any board he served on, inof Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis,Fund. He was the Lifetime Trustee Award any office he served voluntarily, on anyOre. In 2008, he was named the Donrecipient in 2017.committee he devoted his time to. Rossi Award winner by the National GolfAlways doing the right thing. Always This was the reason you alwaysCourse Owners Association (NGCOA).looking at the larger picture. Always wanted him on your side, for his quietHe served as a member of the NGCOAgiving to tomorrow. Larry Giustina was diplomacy and friendly demeanor, andBoard of Directors from 1992-2005.a graceful man, and you always wanted for his ability to find a way throughHe was an active member of Eugenehim in the room, at your table.to what is best in the long run forCountry Club where he was a two-time everyone involved.It was always this way for Larry. Close to the land, close to his family, generous with his friends, honorableID GOLFtoward his beliefs. PNW Hats & ApparelOutside of his family, timber, golf, and Oregon State University were his loves. He dedicated his work career to his familys businesses, Giustina Land & Timber and Tokatee Golf Club. He was happiest outside on a golf course or amongst the trees. USE CODE LWYG20 TO GET In the early 1960s, Larrys father Nat20% OFF ANY ITEMbought a large parcel of land near theIDGOLF.COMSEPT 2022 |PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER9'