Pacific NW PGA picks Pruitt for post

Updated: January 2, 2019

At the 2018 Pacific Northwest Section PGA Fall Meeting, Howie Pruitt was elected by his peers to the position of Section Secretary. He is the first African-American to hold a section office in the 102-year history of the PGA of America. He was also recently selected by Suzy Whaley, President of the PGA, to serve on the National Membership Committee of the PGA of America. A PGA member since 2007, Howie is the Head Golf Professional and Director of Player Development at Aspen Lakes Golf Club in Sisters, Oregon.

The Pacific Northwest Section PGA includes 1,100 PGA members and associates in Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Alaska. It is the largest geographically of the 41 PGA Sections and the 6th largest by membership. The mission of the organization is to serve the PGA professionals in the Northwest and grow the game of golf. It is a 501(c)(6) non-profit association.