On April 29, 2011 at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore, Wash., 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 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. She represented British Columbia on eight inter-provincial teams. In 1973, Todd became the first female golfer inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. She is also an inductee of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame (1997), Victoria Sports Hall of Fame (1997) and Golf Hall of Fame of BC (2001). In 2010, Todd donated $100,000 to the University of Victoria (BC) for the creation of a women’s golf athletic financial award bearing her and her late husband Jack’s name. The PNGA Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship trophy is named after Todd.
Margaret Todd’s Induction Video
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.
Jo Ann Washam’s Induction Video
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. He is a seven-time member of the Canadian World Amateur Team, and a 19-time member of the British Columbia Willingdon Cup Team. A longtime booster of junior golf, he now serves as the Director of High Performance for Golf Canada (the Royal Canadian Golf Association), as an advisor on elite player development. He was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1990, the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Golf Hall of Fame of BC in 2003.
Doug Roxburgh’s Induction Video
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. Ron’s dedication to enhancing the careers of his fellow professionals was recognized in 1990 when he was awarded the PGA of America’s Bill Strausbaugh Award, a national recognition. One of his proudest personal achievements is his role in helping found the Washington Junior Golf Association in 1976, for which he served as a Director from 1977 to 1990.
Ron Hoetmer’s Induction Video