Chris Runyan, PGA

Teaching Professional at GOLFTEC in Spokane, Washington, is the recipient of the 2020 Patriot Award. As golf has become a therapeutic part of the rehabilitation process for many Veterans with disabilities, PGA Members like Runyan have dedicated their careers to serving America’s heroes. This honor bestows special recognition on a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates an unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected our country. A Marine Corps Veteran, Runyan’s family has served in virtually every major conflict since 1860, including the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War and Gulf War. Runyan has used his commitment and passion to assist fellow Veterans in finding hope through the game of golf. As a PGA Member, he has been instrumental in growing the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program for Veterans throughout the Pacific Northwest PGA Section. He also founded VETS on the Green, a complementary program to PGA HOPE that helps get PGA Professionals involved in teaching the game to Veterans, while making a difference in their lives. Runyan is a six-time recipient of the Section’s Patriot Award (’13-’16, ’18-’19)

I hope everyone is doing well and is getting the chance to play some golf! As you know, we are planning on playing our first Pro-Am of the 2020 season on June 1st at Avondale Golf Club. There are a couple things that I would like to remind everyone of, this event will be played in foursomes and in a single tee start. Due to the move to a single tee some of the tee times have changed please checkout the link below to see the new tee times. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know! I am very excited to be able to start playing events again!

 June 1st Avondale Tee Sheet