The Pacific Northwest Section established a Hall of Fame in 1981 for the purpose of honoring and perpetuating the memory of those persons who have distinguished themselves by their contribution to the section and the game of golf. Criteria and method for nomination can be found in the By-Laws of the Pacific Northwest Section.
Visit the PNWPGA History Wiki to learn more about our Hall of Fame members.
51st Hall of Fame Inductee: Pat Huffer
Pat Huffer has been the PGA Head Professional at Crooked River Ranch since 2006. Huffer has consistently served his golfers, community and fellow PGA Professionals. He spent over 20 years in the governance of the PNW Section and Oregon Chapter PGA, serving on the Board of Directors and as President of the PNW Section in 2007-2008. He has been received the Bill Strausbaugh Award 6 times for his service to his fellow professionals in the area of employment. A fixture on the National PGA scene, Huffer served on the PGA of America Employment Committee and numerous Task Forces. Huffer is instrumental in the Central Oregon Golf Forum, which connects industry stakeholders enhancing the golf experiences available in the region. Under Huffer’s leadership, the Central Oregon Golf Trail was formed to market central Oregon as a golf destination.
52nd Hall of Fame Inductee: Steve Prugh
Steve Prugh has served his entire 36-year career at Manito G&CC in Spokane, Wash. Prugh’s first three years were under the mentorship of PNW PGA Hall of Fame member Jim Shriver, while his last 33 years were as PGA Head Professional. Prugh played for the University of Oregon before turning professional. His impressive playing record as a professional includes playing on 4 Hudson Cup and 5 Senior Hudson Cup teams, as well as competing in the 2006 U.S. Senior Open and 5 PGA Professional National Championships. Prugh has a history of service to his fellow PGA Professionals. A long-serving member of the Board of Directors, Prugh was Pacific Northwest Section President from 2011-2012. Junior Golf is a passion for Prugh, as witnessed by his 23 years of service as a District Director for the Washington Junior Golf Association. Golf is a family business for the Prugh’s, with wife Susan serving as a USGA Rules Official, daughter Hillary playing golf at Montana State, son Corey a PGA Teaching Professional at Manito G&CC and son Alex a PGA Tour player.