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Pacific Northwest Golf Association and Pacific Northwest Section PGA to Induct Four at Joint Hall of Fame Ceremony

Tacoma, Wash. – For the seventh time in Northwest golf history, the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) and the Pacific Northwest Section PGA (PNWPGA) will conduct a joint Hall of Fame ceremony to honor inductees from each organization. This combined Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at Seattle (Wash.) Golf Club on April 27, 2024.

Their respective Halls of Fame recognize those who have distinguished themselves through outstanding playing accomplishments as well as contributions to the game in the region.

Being inducted this year for the PNGA are Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay, B.C..; Dr. Jack Lamey of Bellevue, Wash.; and Bon Stein of Seattle, Wash. The PNWPGA will be inducting Doug Doxsie of Issaquah, Wash.

“Every two years the PNGA and the Pacific Northwest Section PGA honor individuals who have made contributions to the game of golf through their superior competitive accomplishments, for the PNGA, or contributions and long-term dedication to the game, for the PGA Section,” said PNGA President Ben Stodghill. “The inductees this year have brought recognition to the Pacific Northwest due to their championship play on a regional, national or international level of competition. The golf community is humbled and proud to honor these individuals.”

Said Chris Nowlen, PNWPGA president and PGA general manager/director of golf at Missoula (Mont.) Country Club, “What an honor it is to collaborate on this Hall of Fame induction ceremony that continues to solidify the relationships between our two organizations and affords us the ability to recognize the superstars of the game that came before us. We owe a debt of gratitude to these leaders, their dedication, and devotion to the game and business of golf. On behalf of the Members and Associates and staff of the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA of America, thank you for your service and welcome to the Hall of Fame.”

Shelly Stouffer
Shelly Stouffer

Shelly Stouffer attended Malaspina College and started working at nearby Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay, first on the grounds crew and moving on to the pro shop and then the club’s fitness center. She then attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, playing on the women’s golf team from 1993-1995. She declared herself professional in the fall of 1997 and took off for the mini tours, winning once, and playing in six major championships, including qualifying for the 2001 U.S. Women’s Open. In 2011, Shelly had her amateur status reinstated, and immediately won the 2011 Canadian Mid-Master and the 2012 PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur, and was selected to her first PNGA Lamey Cup the following year. On December 31, 2019, she turned 50, and became eligible to play in senior competitions. She would win several regional, provincial, and national titles, including two more PNGA titles, five Canadian national titles, and culminating with the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Click here to view her full bio and list of accomplishments.

Doug Doxsie

Doug Doxsie has spent the past 30 years as the PGA Head Professional of Seattle Golf Club and is one of only four Head Professionals in the club’s illustrious 124-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 concluded a three-year term in 2023 as District 14 Director of the PGA and still serves as co-chair of the PGA National Membership Committee. His many accolades include being honored as the Pacific Northwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year three times, winning the Pacific Northwest PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award twice, and receiving eight Western Washington Chapter PGA awards. Doug was a top player as well. He twice won the Washington PGA Assistant’s Championship (1986, 1988), the 1991 Oregon Open, and the 1992 Washington PGA Championship. He made the Professional Hudson Cup team six times, winning the Larry Lamberger Award in 1999, and captained the team twice.

Bon Stein
Bon Stein

The son of German immigrants, born into a family of modest means, Bronson “Bon” Stein discovered early that golf could open up his life in ways he couldn’t have dreamed of. He was first drawn to the game by his ability to make money at it – as a caddie at Seattle Golf Club – before he turned to Jefferson Park Municipal Golf Course and learned how to play. He captured the inaugural Washington State Amateur in 1922, and would win four of the first five championships held. He won the Seattle City Amateur five times. In 1922, he was the No. 1-ranked player in Seattle, and in 1923 was the No. 2-ranked player on the West Coast. He won the 1925 BC Amateur. In the BC Amateur and Washington State Amateur combined, he earned medalist honors an astonishing 11 times. In his biggest moment, Stein won the 1927 Western Amateur, held that year at Seattle Golf Club, beating Eddie Held of St. Louis 2 and 1 in the final, closing out the match with a Stymie on the 35th hole. Click here to view his full bio and list of accomplishments.

Dr. Jack Lamey
Dr. Jack Lamey

Dr. Jack Lamey’s father introduced him to the game at the age of 10. He went on to earn a full athletic scholarship to Stanford University where he earned All-American honors. He transferred to the University of Washington to continue his pre-med studies and was part of the Husky golf team that won the Pac-8 title in 1961. When he re-entered the competitive golf scene after a 30-year absence, he became a prominent amateur champion many times over. Along with his playing accomplishments, Jack became active with the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, serving as a Club Representative as well as serving on the board of directors, including as president in 2010-2012. It was Jack’s idea to create the PNGA Cup Matches, with the staging of its inaugural event in 2006 at his home club of Seattle Golf Club. In 2015, the competition’s perpetual trophy was renamed the Dr. Jack Lamey Cup. And in 2019, the PNGA renamed the event as the PNGA Lamey Cup. Click here to view his full bio and list of accomplishments.

The PNGA and PNWPGA each have their own respective Halls of Fame that already include many of the Northwest’s finest golfers, with the PNGA honoring the amateurs and the PNWPGA honoring the PGA professionals. The PNGA established their Hall of Fame in 1978, and it currently has 72 amateur golfers as members. Click here to view a complete list of inductees and a full list of their accomplishments. The PNWPGA established their Hall of Fame in 1981, and it currently has 58 members. Click here to view a complete list of inductees and their bios.

The PNGA and PNWPGA will continue to have a separate selection process for inductees into their respective Halls. However, members of both Halls will someday be showcased together as one combined display at the future Northwest Golf House, which will be located at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

About the Pacific Northwest Section PGA

The Pacific Northwest Section is one of the 41 geographically separated districts which make up the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. The Section provides services for the PGA golf professionals throughout the Northwest, and is divided into five chapters: Western Washington, Central Washington, Inland Empire, Western Montana, and Oregon. The Pacific Northwest Section is the largest in the country geographically, and with over 1,100 members, apprentices, and novices, ranks sixth in the number of golf professionals. Its membership is a group of professionals dedicated to making golf a better game. They are the club professionals throughout the Northwest who are responsible for the day-to-day activities at the many facilities throughout the Section. They are the driving force behind growing the game through programs like Drive Chip and Putt and PGA Jr. League. Visit for more information.

About the Pacific Northwest Golf Association

The PNGA was founded on February 4, 1899. It is a 501c3 charitable, international, amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of golf by supporting its member associations, conducting quality championships, and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest. For 125 years the Association has been a pioneer in developing the game in the region, and its mission has grown and evolved. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly regional organization by providing support to its member associations throughout the Northwest. For more information visit