Hall of Fame/Mark Gardner

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Inducted: 2022

Rarely has one person accomplished so much at such a high level in service to the Professional Golfers Association, playing and promoting the game of golf as Mark Gardner. He has served 18 years in Inland Empire Chapter governance, including three terms as president and chairing four committees. He also spent 10 years on the Pacific Northwest Section board of directors. An accomplished player, Gardner won the 1998 Section Championship, where he qualified for the PGA Championship. He is a 10-time participant in the Hudson Cup and Senior Hudson Cup Matches ‒ earning the prestigious Bob McKendrick Award ‒ and won Inland Empire Chapter Player of the Year honors seven times. A tireless promoter of golf, Gardner co-founded the IEPGA Assistant Championship and was especially helpful in getting the Rosauers off the ground in 1988 with a group of Spokane PGA Professionals. As director of golf at The Creek at Qualchan, he hosted the WIAA State High School championships 10 times and the U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifying three times. He co-founded The First Tee of the Inland Northwest, also serving on its board of directors, as well as the boards of directors of multiple other Spokane-area organizations promoting youth sports.

  • The Creek at Qualchan – 30 years
  • Spokane City Amateur Champion – 1977
  • EWU Championship Champion – 1979
  • Pasco Spring Open Champion – 1978
  • Pacific Northwest PGA Championship Champion –1988
  • Tri-Chapter Championship Champion – 1995
  • PNW PGA Senior Players’ Championship winner - 2015
  • Inland Empire Chapter PGA Stroke Play Champion – 3 times
  • Hudson Cup Team – 5 times; Senior Hudson Cup Team – 5 times
  • Bob McKendrick Award – 2009
  • Inland Empire Chapter PGA Player of the Year – 7 times
  • Section & Inland Empire Chapter PGA governance – 18 years