Gary is a Tacoma native where he played on his junior high school golf team before graduating from Franklin Pierce High School in 1972.  After about a 30 year hiatus, Gary began playing golf again and joined the Allenmore Men’s club in 2005.  Retiring from Milgard Windows in 2014 after a 38 year career, golf has become his primary passion.

“After having played in several of the Men’s Club tournaments and getting to know some of the great guys who are members I’m excited to become more involved in the clubs activities.  We have a jewel of a golf course smack dab in the middle of Tacoma which I think gives us a real opportunity to grow the membership of our club”.

I am happy to be the Allenmore Men’s Club President.  If you like the golf course, the men’s club tournaments, the club house and employees please tell your friends and neighbors and help us grow our club to become one of the largest in the state.  If you have a complaint(s) please call me or one of the board members and we will try to resolve your issue(s).  I believe we have one of the best clubs in the area.  We host 12 men’s club tournaments a year adding prize money to all of them.  We also support the TGA and have an annual competition with Meadow Park Golf Course (The MeadowMore Cup). 

Our Tournament Director Jim Young has created an Excell spread sheet that allows us to enter in tournament scores and get results in minutes.  It is a very complicated program that takes into account individual handicaps.  This program allows Jim to post tournament results very fast.

Our meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm (meetings start promptly at 6).  Meetings last around an hour and are held in the Elk’s room right next to the Pro Shop (if this room is not available we may be in the Pavilion or the meeting room by the handball courts).  Most of the club officers are Elks members so access is always available.  We would really like to see as many members as possible attend these meetings.

As a men’s club member you receive a free round of golf with your paid membership and get discounted green fees all year long, as well as discount Pro Shop purchases, and you qualify to play in our 12 yearly tournaments.  If you become a member of the Elks Lodge #174 your green fees are at the 9 hole rate all year.  All suggestions to make our club better are welcome.

Thank you for joining the Allenmore Men’s Club

Jim has been a member at Allenmore Golf Course since 1981.  Always the optimistic one on the first tee, Jim enjoys coordinating and organizing competitions.

After helping out in a few Member-Guest Tournaments, Jim ran for our Tournament Director position and was elected.  There are always ongoing challenges facing our golf course and facilities, but once all of the upgrades to the course, pro shop, restaurant, etc... are completed, Jim is excited about having one of the best golf courses and facilities in the area.

Jim says: "I believe we can make this Men's Club a place where the majority of area golfers want to belong.  I am always open to adding events and features to our tournaments that benefit Men's Club Members.  The Elks management has stepped up and shown that they really want to form a collaborative effort with us to grow our golf course, and we definitely have the best Superintendent and grounds crew anywhere!  I look forward to the future."

Mike has been  a member at Allenmore since 2005.  He is retired from the Kent Police Department and currently works for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs as the Director of Professional Services.

He believes, "Allenmore is hands down the best public golf course for the price in the South Sound.  Our course superintendent is the best and the condition of our putting greens in December and January are proof.  With the new lodge and clubhouse, there is no reason our membership can't be at 700.  Let's work together to make this happen.  Invite one of your friends or family members out and they will be hooked.  Then send them my way for membership."

Secretary/Treasurer Mike Painter

President-Elect Gary Parr

John has been a member of the Elks and the Allenmore Men's Club since 1998. He continues to perform exceptionally as our club's Handicap Chairman spending countless hours of his personal time "getting it right"!  He stays up to date on all changes to our GHIN system, as well as the WSGA, and is very approachable to any member having questions or concerns.

Outside of golf he has two sons and 5 grandchildren which he enjoys very much but does take up a lot of his time. John is retired from the United States Army and now has just recently retired in 2016 as the Vice-President of Information Technology for Nordstrom.  He is very enthusiastic about the direction the Men's Club is going and is a valuable addition to the team.

Handicap Chairman John Mayfield

Club Officers

A Message from the Men’s Club President
President Jim Shin

Tournament Director Jim Young