Hall of Fame/Gene Mason
Few PGA members have crammed as many careers and honors into one lifetime as has Gene C. "Bunny" Mason. Bunny gained national prominence as a merchandiser, teacher, and golf shop operator during his tenures at Salem GC, Columbia Edgewater CC, and Black Butte Ranch. He served as president of the section and as a PGA of America Vice-President. He was a founder of the PGA Education Program and Business Schools, and for his contributions to PGA education, was honored with the 1966 Horton Smith Trophy. The Section has presented him with the Golf Professional of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. Bunny was one of the Northwest’s finest players for many years and won the 1956 Oregon Open Championship.