Hall of Fame/Ron Hoetmer

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Inducted: 2011

The son of PGA member John Hoetmer, Ron Hoetmer dedicated his career to service in the golf industry—service to his membership, service to his fellow PGA Professionals and service to the game. In his 45 year career, Ron has served at just three Washington clubs – Sand Point GC in Seattle, Fairwood G&CC in Renton and Overlake G&CC in Medina. Ron’s dedication to enhancing the careers of his fellow professionals was recognized in 1990 when he was awarded the PGA of America’s Bill Strausbaugh Award. One of his proudest personal achievements is his role in helping found the Washington Junior Golf Association in 1976.

  • Forty-five year member – PGA of America
  • Head PGA Professional Fairwood G&CC – 14 years
  • Head PGA Professional Overlake G&CC – 28 years
  • PGA of America National Bill Strausbaugh Award – 1990
  • Pacific Northwest Section PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award 1986-1990
  • PGA of America Club Relations Committee – 1986-1993
  • President, Western Washington Chapter PGA – 1976-77
  • Washington Junior Golf Association Director 1977-1990
  • Champion w/Liz Culver – Pacific Northwest PGA Pro-Ladies - 1984