Hall of Fame/Oscar Eliason

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Inducted: 1996

Oscar “Ockie” Eliason, a two-time Pacific Northwest Open champion, served 20 years as professional-manager at Allenmore Golf Club in Tacoma after an 11-year stint as a teacher at the Lakewood Range. He taught golf for more than 40 years prior to his retirement and considers Senior Tour professional Ken Still as one of his students. Ockie was an excellent player, and his Northwest titles include the 1950 Allenmore Open, the 1955 and 1956 Pacific Northwest Opens, the 1955 Sunnyside Open and the 1957 Oregon Open. He won an unprecedented $10,000 in the 1964 Seattle Open by carding a hole-in-one. He maintained his playing ability as the years went by and won the Washington PGA Senior title in 1988.