Hall of Fame/Bill Zongker

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Inducted: 1983

Retirement was much too brief for Bill Zongker. He spent 56 years at Seattle Golf Club, as a caddy, club washer, assistant professional and, from 1937 to 1974, as head professional. Zongker’s primary belief was service to his club members. He was considered one of the most devoted professionals to his membership. Zongker himself admitted that his own interests—hunting, fishing and golfing—were time consuming, but that he didn’t allow those activities to interfere with his job. It wasn’t unusual for Zongker to take off for a weekend to play in a tournament. But he always was back in the shop on Monday morning to fulfill his responsibilities to his membership.