Hall of Fame/Les Blakley

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Inducted: 2017

Les Blakley was the PGA Head Professional of Kalispel Golf and Country Club (formerly Spokane CC) for 26 years. He served his members with distinction and was bestowed with the title of Golf Professional Emeritus by the club in appreciation for his dedication.

Les served as President of the Pacific Northwest Section in 2005-2006, and was also President of the Inland Empire Chapter, and served two separate terms on the chapter’s Board of Directors.

He was recognized as Golf Professional of the Year on two occasions (2006, 2014) and is a four-time winner of the Merchandiser of the Year Award for Private Facilities. Blakley has also been recognized a record 11 times by the Inland Empire Chapter as Merchandiser of the Year.

Blakley grew up in Gresham, Ore. and played on the golf team at the University of Portland. He entered the golf business at Columbia Edgewater CC, before moving to Twin Lakes Village in 1982. He then moved to Kalispel Golf and Country Club in 1985.