Dean Russell is a 34 year member of the PGA of America, being recognized with the Quarter Century and "Life Member" honor of the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA.
Recently named "PING Fitter of the Year" in the State of Washington, as only one of 100 fitters in the USA which such PING recognition and certification for 2015.
Dean is the PGA Professional Emeritus at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, serving the membership as Head Professional for 16 years, 1990 to 2005. Dean also served at the Overlake Golf & Country Club, Medina, Washington, from 1983-87.
A golf professional since 1980, was twice named Western Washington Chapter, PGA, "Golf Professional of the Year" for 1999 and 2000.
A Past President of the Western Washington Chapter, PGA and a Board Member of the Pacific Northwest Section, PGA from 1997-2000.
A five time Horton Smith Award winner in the Western Washington Chapter, PGA and the Pacific Northwest Section, PGA for the continuing development of education for professionals and apprentices
A winner (23) times in the Western Washington Chapter, PGA including the 2011 Washington State Senior PGA Match Play Championship and the 2010 Chuckanut Cup Match Play Championship.
A team member and competitor in (9) WWC PGA North-South Cup Matches and (3) Washington-Oregon Hagen Cup Matches.
Has (3) career hole in ones and career low (65) four times as a professional.
Coached both the Mens and Womens Golf Programs at Western Washington University with the Vikings Women's squad finishing 5th in the NCAA Division II National Championships in 2004 and 2005.
Named 2004 NCAA West Regional Women's Golf Coach of the Year.
1979 Whatcom County Amateur Champion.
(2) year letter winner of the Ferndale High School Golf Team, and was a member of the 1978 "Golden Eagle" squad that finished 7th in the "AA" State Tournament.
Coached the Ferndale High School Girls Golf Program from 2008-2012.