About Us

 Meet the Board

President

Charlie Anderson
Learn more about the Prez:

Native Washingtonian born in Spokane and have lived in West Seattle since 2004.

Favorite drink at WSGC – Keep it simple with cheap beer
Favorite tournament at WSGC – Match Play events
Favorite golf quote – Gunga galunga… gunga, gunga-lagunga
Why do I love this game?

Never a dull moment out there and you are in charge of the outcome. I try to align myself with The First Tee’s nine core values on and off the course; honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

Why do I love this club?

Truly my home away from home. Over the years I have been fortunate to make lifelong friends of like minded people. It is as much a social club as it is a golf club for me.

Vice President

Tom Morris
Treasurer

Bob Witter
Tournament Director

Mark Defaccio
Learn more about the TD Czar:

Favorite drink at WSGC – The first pour from the first pitcher.
Favorite tournament at WSGC – I like ’em all.
Favorite golf quote – If you’re not waiting on the group in front of you, you’re behind.
Why do I love this game?
The Discovered Friendships (and birdies)

Handicap Chairman

Ryan Meneely
Learn more about Ryan:

Born and raised in the suburbs of Philly, Ryan spent his formative years as a caddie (…you know, a looper, a jock) at a small and lesser-known Donald Ross track, St. David’s Golf Club. It was there that he developed his love for the game and his snarky, smart-ass attitude.

Favorite drink at WSGC – Whatever you’re buyin’!
Favorite tournament at WSGC – West Seattle Am
Favorite golf quote – “Golf… is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.” ― P.G. Wodehouse

Why do I love this game?

Golf is not a game. Golf is a religion.

Why do I love this club?

…WSGC has become my church

Secretary

Randall Berg
Learn more about Randall:

Randall was born and raised within 3 miles of the West Seattle Golf Club.

Favorite drink at WSGC – The Pimp Cup!
Favorite tournament at WSGC – Easy…The 666!  56.5 Bay-Bee!
Favorite golf quote – You’re kidding me, right?  “What’s A Flagstick”?

Why do I love this game?

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots but you have to play the ball where it lies.” – Bobby Jones

Why do I love this club?

Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz wanted to create a third place in our lives.  Home, work and Starbucks.  A comfortable spot to sit a spell with friends, laptop, whatever.  The West Golf Course and the Fox Den Bar & Grill is my third place.  I always find a ready smile, an entertaining conversation, plenty of wisecracks and a cold drink welcoming me.

Directors:

3-Year Director

 

Brian Sherick

3-Year Director

 

Bob Held

3-Year Director

Jim LeBlanc

Favorite drink at WSGC:  Rainier

Favorite tournament at WSGC: 666
Favorite golf quote: Mommy, is Daddy still at the golf course?
Why do I love the club:  Because of many of its members
Why do I love this game:  It’s a great excuse to take a walk in the rain with a beer in my hand
1-Year Director

 

Brian Smith

1-Year Director


Kevin Kelly

Learn more about Kevin:

Favorite drink at WSGC – Maker’s on the rocks
Favorite tournament at WSGC – Blind Draw Scramble
Favorite golf quote – “That’s a nice shot for your swing.”
Favorite sports movie – Vision Quest

1-Year Director

Max McCain

Learn more about Max:

Favorite drink at WSGC – Whatever Randall is buying.
Favorite tournament at WSGC – Whatever tournament Ryan Meneely and I are winning.
Favorite golf quote – There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.  -Ty Webb.

Why do I love this game?  Do I?
Why do I love this club?  The people!  No.  The Fox Den!  Well maybe both.
2-Year Director

Doug Marshall

Learn more about Doug

Born in Boston, Grew up in New York, Thinks Seattle is one of the best places to live in the USA.

Favorite drink as WSGC – IPA on Tap when not thinking of carbs.

Favorite tournament at WSGC – Anything Match Play

Favorite Golf Quote – “Are you F***ING Kidding? – My opponent – 2 Seconds after I rolled in a 40 footer to win the 2014 President’s Cup – Bonus Quote – “That’s good.”

Why I love this game? – Many of my best life decisions have been made in the middle of a round of golf. As an example, I decided to break off an engagement after hitting a shot into a greenside bunker. I have made great friends all over the country and have great family memories.

Why I love this club? – We compete hard and celebrate each other’s victories.

Turn On’s – Making a 12 footer for birdie in match play on 16 and slow play.

Turn Off’s – Gary McPoland making an 11 footer on top of me to halve the hole! Great putt Gary!

2-Year Director

Scott Haag

Learn more about Scott:

Favorite drink at WSGC – Cran and soda water
Favorite tournament at WSGC – West Seattle Am
Favorite golf quote -Tap tap tap it in

2-Year Director

Chris Kummerow

Favorite drink at WSGC – Their finest Rainer
Favorite tournament at WSGC –  666
Favorite golf quote – “what’s that sign say?

Meet the Pro’s


Colin Gants – PGA Head Professional
206-935-5187 ext #11
Learn more about Colin:

Favorite hole at WSGC – Hole #2
Favorite course in WA (other than WSGC) – Tacoma GC / Tumble Creek
Favorite course in the world – Cruden Bay Scotland / Pasatiempo CA


Aron DeFaccio – Assistant Professional / Tournament Coordinator
206-935-5187 ext #16
Learn more about Aron:

Favorite hole at WSGC – Hole #8
Favorite course in WA (other than WSGC) – Gamble Sands
Favorite course in the world – Pacific Dunes


Eric McCabe – Assistant Professional
206-935-5187 ext #14
Learn more about Eric:

Favorite hole at WSGC – Hole #12
Favorite course in WA (other than WSGC) – Aldarra
Favorite course in the world – Trump National