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Longtime Fixture in the Region’s Golf Community Passes

Dr. Herman C. Dahl

In November, the golf community lost a great supporter.

Herm Dahl became a PNGA Director from Tacoma Country & Golf Club during the mid-1950s. He served the Association during six decades, with his final volunteer roles serving on the PNGA Centennial Committee in 1999 and the PNGA Hall of Fame Committee in 2001.

Herm was instrumental in the establishment of the PNGA Junior Boys’ Championship in 1956 and the PNGA Junior Girls’ Championship in 1957, which was won by Joanne (Gunderson) Carner. He was on the Committee that created the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship (first played in the modern era at Seattle Golf Club in 1967), and the Committee that established the creation of the PNGA Hall of Fame in 1978. He was a Past President of the Tacoma Golf Association and a Past Champion of the Tacoma City Amateur, and also qualified for and competed in the 1958 U.S. Open.

He was a long-time supporter of the Evans Scholarship Program and a Par Club member for many years, and was the recipient of the PNGA Distinguished Service Award in 2000.

Most of all, Herm was a fine gentleman on and off the golf course, a well respected orthodontist, and a wonderful friend to the PNGA, USGA, and the game of golf. He passed away in November at the age of 95.

In his published obituary, it was requested that any donations be made to the PNGA Patrons of Golf Junior program at 1010 S. 336th St, Suite 310, Federal Way, WA 98003.