PNGA, PGA Northwest Section induct four into Hall of Fame in historic joint ceremony

Updated: May 31, 2011

The PNGA added three inductees into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame, while the Pacific Northwest Section PGA added one to the Section’s Hall of Fame, during a historic joint Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the two organizations.

• Margaret Todd: Margaret Todd is one of the Northwest’s most accomplished golfers. She represented Canada as a player in the 1951 Curtis Cup matches against the U.S., the 1953 Commonwealth championships in England, and was a three-time captain of the Canadian National Team. Todd won three BC Women’s Amateur championships (1947, 1948 and 1949) and was runner-up five times. She won the BC Senior Women’s Amateur in 1975 and 1976, and the Canadian Senior Women’s Amateur in 1976 and 1977.

• Jo Ann Washam: A native of Auburn, Wash., Jo Ann Washam won the club championship at Auburn Golf Course at age 13. She won the PNGA Junior Girls’ Amateur in 1976, then won the PNGA Women’s Amateur in 1970 and 1971. Washam attended Washington State University on an Evans Caddie Scholarship, the first woman from the Pacific Northwest to receive this scholarship. In 1982, Washam was inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame for both basketball and golf, being the school’s first athlete to have played in national championships in two sports while a student. She played on the LPGA Tour for 17 years, from 1973 to 1990, winning three individual tour titles and two team titles (one with Nancy Lopez as her partner, and one with Chi Chi Rodriguez as her partner). She is currently an LPGA teaching pro at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. and resides in Olympia, Wash.

• Doug Roxburgh: Doug Roxburgh has set a standard in the region’s amateur golf world that will most likely not be matched. He won the BC Junior Amateur in 1969 and 1970, and the Canadian Junior Amateur in 1970. He won the BC Amateur in 1969, which was the first of his record 13 victories in this championship. He attended the University of Oregon on a golf scholarship but transferred to complete his degree at Simon Fraser University (in Burnaby, BC). He lost a playoff for the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1971, and then won the first of his four Canadian Amateur titles in 1972, repeating in 1974, 1982 and 1988.

• Ron Hoetmer: Ron Hoetmer dedicated his career to service in the golf industry – service to his membership, to his fellow PGA Professionals and to the game. In his 45 years as a member of the PGA of America, Ron has served at just three Washington clubs – Sand Point GC in Seattle; as the Head PGA professional at Fairwood G&CC in Renton for 14 years; and for 28 years as the Head PGA Professional at Overlake G&CC in Medina.