Hall of Fame/Verne Perry Jr.

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Inducted: 1990

One of the most active PGA members in Pacific Northwest PGA history, few professionals can match Verne Perry’s dedication to the Section and the golf profession. He held head professional positions in Oregon at Michelbook Country Club, Sunriver Resort, and Bear Creek Golf Club as well as The Cedars GC, just across the Columbia River in Washington State. Verne, a Portland native, has served in nearly every capacity in the Oregon Chapter and the Pacific Northwest Section over the years, and was Section President in 1974 and ’75. Verne’s service went beyond the borders of the Northwest when he served as a vice president for the PGA of America from 1979 to 1981. He was the Pacific Northwest Section Golf Professional of the Year in 1977, and his dedication to PGA education was recognized when he won the PGA of America Horton Smith Award in 1987.