Pacific NW Section PGA Hall of Fame inductees

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Updated: December 30, 2022

Doug Doxsie of Seattle Golf Club (Shoreline, WA – Western Washington Chapter) and Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen of Kalispel Golf & Country Club (Spokane, WA – Inland Empire Chapter) have been elected as the 59th and 60th members of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame.

Doug Doxsie has spent the past 28 years as the Head Professional of Seattle Golf Club and is one of only four head pros in the club’s illustrious 122-year history. Doug has a long history of service to the PGA as well, serving through the chairs of the Western Washington Chapter, on the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Board of Directors and culminating as Section President from 2003–2004.

He recently concluded a three-year term as District 14 Director of the PGA and still serves as co-chair of the National Membership Committee. His many accolades include being honored as the PNW PGA Golf Professional of the Year three times, winning the PNW PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award twice, and receiving eight WWC PGA awards.

Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen has made a lot of firsts in her 32 years as a PGA member. In 2012, she was appointed to the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Board of Directors, the first woman so named in governance in the Section’s history. That year, she also was named the PNW PGA Teacher of the Year. In 2014, she was the first woman professional to be named PGA Teacher of the Year. She was also the first Pacific Northwest Section PGA member to be so honored with the national award.

Kathy is a pioneer in teaching golf, continually incorporating new technology, science and social media into her work. Golf Digest named her among the “Best Teachers in the State” of Washington in 2013-2020 and she was a nationally awarded instructor by the Golf Range Association of America and US Kids Golf in 2013-2020 as well.

The Pacific Northwest Section PGA established a Hall of Fame in 1981, and it currently has 58 members. Doxsie and Gildersleeve-Jensen will be inducted in a joint ceremony with the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.