Elevate your game with golf lessons taught by top PGA professionals John Kawasoe, Sebastain Stewart and Chuck DaSilva.
Director of Golf
John Kawasoe attended Boise State University on a golf scholarship and was a four year letterman, and All Big Sky Conference player his sophomore through senior year. He graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication. John turned his golf career professional in 1991. He played on various mini tours across the country for two years before he became a dedicated Club Professional. He started his Club Pro journey at Angel Park Golf Club, then moved to Springhill Country Club before he became the Director of Golf at Mallard Creek in Lebanon in 1999. Then, he served as the Head Golf Professional at Astoria Golf & Country Club where he has been for the past twenty years. Throughout his golfing career, he has been awarded the OPGA Teacher of the Year (2010), and the OPGA Golf Professional of the year (2018). He joined the Pumpkin Ridge family in 2022 and has been the perfect addition to our team.
Head Professional Ghost Creek
My name is Sebastain Stewart and I am your Head Golf Professional at Ghost Creek - Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. I was born & raised in Las Vegas Nevada and before I started my path to being a golf professional, I was racing amateur motocross around the west coast. I have always had a love for the game as a kid but did not start my journey in the golf industry until I was at Desert Pines Golf Club in Las Vegas back in 2010. Since 2017, I have been in the Pacific Northwest continuing to learn every aspect of the game and business at Pumpkin Ridge. While working my way through the ranks here at the club, I was promoted to Lead Assistant Golf Professional in 2019 and then I became the Head Golf Professional at Ghost Creek in April 2022. I am an aspiring PGA Professional that has learned a variety of lessons through multiple venues to understand how to teach the game to all ages and skill levels as well as help run a golf facility to meet all golfers' expectations. I look forward to meeting all of you and feel free to reach out to me for a lesson!
Director of Player Development
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Pumpkin Ridge would like to welcome Chuck DaSilva, our Director of Player Development. Chuck, acting as an independent contractor, will be working to increase instruction and build player development programs. His focus will be on Juniors, Ladies and those players looking to break 80, 90 or 100. He plans to implement Operation 36 where he is recognized at as a top 50 instructor, and RGX Coaching which develop players’ skills where the game happens. His philosophy is to coach more on the course and keep it simple, fun and friendly.
With Chuck’s arrival, Pumpkin Ridge receives a wealth of experience and knowledge. He has been a PGA professional for over 30 years and in the golf business since the age of sixteen. He was born in Torrance, CA and after high school, Chuck attended the University of Portland on a 4-year golf scholarship. He captained the golf team and graduated with a Business Management degree in 1988. He has been a golf professional at Los Verdes GC in California, Columbia Edgewater, head professional at Tri-mountain GC and most recently the Director of Golf at Rock Creek Country Club.
Chuck competes in PGA Section and OPGA Chapter tournaments and ProAms. A few of his highlights are: OPGA Chapter Sr. Player of the Year in 2020, Low Professional in numerous ProAms, 1999 OPGA Stroke Play Champion, and set the inaugural course record (66) at Tri-Mountain Golf Course in 1997.