Orientation Committee

Committee Members

Caleb Hung, Overlake G&CC – Committee Chair, caleb.hung73@gmail.com

Issac Henry-Cano, Fairwood G&CC, ihenrycano@gmail.com

Ryan Young, Chambers Bay, ryoung@kempersports.com

Rick Blankenburg, Bellingham G&CC, rickblankenburgpar72@gmail.com

Sam Smith, Indian Summer, ssmith@pga.com

Steve Stensland, Kayak Point, ssgolfpro@msn.com

Garret Smithson, Cedars at Dungeness, ggsmithson@7cedarsresort.com


Meet and mentor new apprentices that enter the chapter and help guide them through their certifications towards PGA membership.


Our focus is to provide orientations for new apprentices. Additionally, contact current apprentices that have not met their acceptable progress on the PGA National level as well as the Section level and provide information as to the steps necessary to regain acceptable progress.

2017 Goals:

  • Assemble a committee with members spread across Western Washington to cut down on commute time for apprentices as well as create more orientation opportunities.
  • Reduce the number of apprentices on the Suspended Apprentice List by half.