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.

2011 Hall of Fame Inductee: Ron Hoetmer

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Ron Hoetmer dedicated his career to service in the golf industry – service to his membership, to his fellow PGA Professionals and to the game. In his 45 years as a member of the PGA of America, Ron has served at just three Washington clubs – Sand Point GC in Seattle; as the Head PGA professional at Fairwood G&CC in Renton for 14 years; and for 28 years as the Head PGA Professional at 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, a national recognition. One of his proudest personal achievements is his role in helping found the Washington Junior Golf Association in 1976, for which he served as a Director from 1977 to 1990.

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Photos from the Historical Night

PGA-PNGA Hall of Fame display

PGA-PNGA Hall of Fame display

Entrance to Inglewood

The entrance to Inglewood GC's clubhouse

Ron Hoetmer's crystal award

Ron Hoetmer's crystal award

Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame banner

Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame banner

Eddie Hogan table

Tables were named after previous Hall of Fame inductees like Eddie Hogan

Inside the grand hall at Inglewood

Inside the grand hall at Inglewood

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Ron Hoetmer shaking hands with PNGA Hall of Fame's Margaret Todd

Ron Hoetmer and PNW PGA Vice President Marcus King

Ron Hoetmer and PNW PGA Vice President Marcus King

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