Director of Golf
Wade brings more than 28 years of experience working at golf courses around Washington to his new position as director of golf at Swinomish Golf Links. Growing up in Snoqualmie Valley, Wade began golfing at an early age. Within one year of playing golf every day, he broke 80 at Mount Si Golf Course and continued to improve his game. After playing golf through high school and college, Wade became a golf professional in 1988 and joined the Professional Golfers’ Association in 1993. Among Wade’s proudest accomplishments is when he coached young, beginner golfers at Cle Elum High School, where his strong leadership led him to receive their Coach of the Year award four years in a row. When he’s not overseeing Swinomish Golf Links, you may find him practicing his swings with his family, who are all avid golfers. Wade believes that golf teaches a person three core skills: preparation, frustration management and fortitude, which is the ability to come back from adversity. He believes that golfers fail more than they succeed and that golf challenges each player to continually do better. Wade’s determination to triumph and grow makes him a positive influence to those around him.