|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Charles Willsie Congdon|
November 12, 1909|
|Died||February 28, 1965(aged 55)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||T42: 1947|
|U.S. Open||T12: 1948|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T3: 1944|
Congdon was the club professional at Tacoma Country & Golf Club from 1935 to 1965. During World War II, he worked as an aircraft plant inspector in Tacoma. 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.
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. He was inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.
Professional wins (14)
PGA Tour wins (2)
Other wins (12)
this list is probably incomplete
- 1936 Pacific Northwest PGA Championship
- 1938 Pacific Northwest PGA Championship
- 1939 Washington Open
- 1947 Oregon Open, Washington Open, Pacific Northwest PGA Championship
- 1950 Washington Open, Pacific Northwest PGA Championship
- 1952 Washington Open, Pacific Northwest PGA Championship
- 1962 Washington Open
- 1963 Pacific Northwest PGA Championship
- "Biographical information from Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "Golf Comes Back". Time Magazine. August 28, 1944. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "Information from Tacoma Sports Museum/Washington Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-11-01.
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