Murdoch racking up Hall of Fame inductions
Pacific Northwest Golf Association and Pacific Northwest Section PGA to induct five at Joint Hall of Fame Ceremony
Published on Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013 03:18PM EDT
For only the second 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 honour inductees from each organization. This combined Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at Seattle (Wash.) Golf Club on April 26.
Being inducted this year for the PNGA are Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C.; Bill Wright of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Bruce Richards of Seattle, Wash. The PNWPGA will be inducting Jeff Coston of Blaine, Wash. and Mike Dowaliby of Whitefish, Mont.
The two associations began discussions in 2009 about the possibility of unifying their two induction ceremonies, and have agreed upon one combined ceremony every two years to honoor inductees from both organizations. 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.
“Every two years we nominate, recognize and select those individuals who have distinguished themselves above all others for their dedication and selfless giving to golf in the Pacific Northwest,” said Bob Black, PNGA President. “This year’s inductees have brought recognition to the Pacific Northwest through either excellence in championship play or outstanding contributions of their time and effort in the advancement of golf, all with exemplary conduct. A partnership of amateurs and professionals is the essence of making golf the wonderful game that it is. This joint induction dinner and ceremony exemplifies that positive relationship in the Pacific Northwest.”
Alison Murdoch has amassed tremendous success during her senior career. She has proven herself on both the national and international stage with a playing record which includes four Royale Cup Canadian Senior Women’s Championships and two Super Senior Championships. She has qualified for six USGA Senior Women’s Amateurs, is a four-time champion of the Irish Senior Women’s Open Stroke Play and has also won the British Senior Women’s Amateur.
Murdoch has twice won the PNGA Women’s Mid Amateur and twice won the PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur, as well as both British Columbia, Alberta and WSGA senior women titles.
Earlier in her career she won the 1967 Quebec Junior Girls and a number of Ottawa City Championships. Murdoch’s amazing career in the senior ranks has seen her named to numerous national teams; the PNGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year on five occasions; and the Sport BC Female Master Athlete of the Year in 2007.
In 2009 she was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame of BC, and on August 2 she will be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
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