Charles Congdon

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For the English cricketer of the same name, see Charles Congdon (cricketer).
Charles Congdon
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Charles Willsie Congdon
Born (1909-11-12)November 12, 1909
Blaine, Washington
Died February 28, 1965(1965-02-28) (aged 55)
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 14
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Other 12
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T42: 1947
U.S. Open T12: 1948
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T3: 1944

Charles Willsie "Chuck" Congdon (November 12, 1909 – February 28, 1965) was an American professional golfer from the Pacific Northwest whose career spanned four decades: 1930s–1960s.

Congdon was the club professional at Tacoma Country & Golf Club from 1935 to 1965.[1] During World War II, he worked as an aircraft plant inspector in Tacoma.[2] Congdon was instrumental in forming the Pacific Northwest Section PGA and served three terms as president. He also served as a Vice-President of the PGA of America from 1955–1957.[1]

Congdon was the recipient of several honors. The Hudson Cup Matches are conducted by the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA of America in cooperation with the Oregon and Washington State Golf Associations. The award given to the top amateur, The Charles Congdon Award, is named in his honor. The Pacific Northwest Section PGA elected him Golf Professional of the Year. He was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame in 1981.[1] He was inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.[3]

Professional wins (14)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (12)[edit]

this list is probably incomplete

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biographical information from Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Golf Comes Back". Time Magazine. August 28, 1944. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Information from Tacoma Sports Museum/Washington Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-11-01.