Mark “Propayne” Payne passed away today after a short time at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, following a heart event at his home on Tuesday night. He had been in ICU for a short time, then moved to a regular room before his passing today.

Per Payne’s request, no memorial will be held. Instead, a golf tournament to celebrate his life and contributions to golf in Central Oregon is planned for sometime in the spring at Prineville Golf Club. We’ll update this post  with information as it becomes available.