68th Hudson Cup Matches

October 20, 2016 – October 21, 2016 all-day


Fircrest GC Host Professional: Greg Talley, PGA

Tournament Format

Foursome, Four Ball, Singles Match Play


Created in honor of Robert Hudson of Portland Golf Club, this event pairs the Section’s top professionals against the area’s top amateurs.

Robert Hudson photo

Robert A. Hudson was a very successful Portland businessman whose firm, Hudson House, was one of the nation’s leading wholesale grocers. Hudson played golf at Portland Golf Club and was devoted to the game. During World War II, the PGA of America was trying to keep its Tour alive and was in dire need of sponsors. Hudson stepped up to the plate with the urging of Larry Lamberger, Portland Golf Club head professional, and offered to underwrite a 72-hole open tournament with a purse of $10,000. Thus the 1944 Portland Open was born, and Sam Snead won it. Hudson stayed with the program and went on to sponsor the 1945 Portland Open (in which Ben Hogan set the 72-par 72-hole scoring record of 27-under-par 261) and the 1946 PGA Championship, won by Hogan. Hudson went on to sponsor Portland Opens in 1948 and 1949 and the Western Open in 1955, all at Portland Golf Club, and he became the first chairman of the PGA Advisory Committee.

Host Hotel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma Downtown
2102 South C Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 272-2434

Rate: $118.00 + Tax (Double Queen)
Code: “PGA”
Release Date: September 29, 2016

Points Lists

Eligibility for the Hudson Cup teams is based on points.

Past Results

Related News

For complete list of results and list of courses played, visit the PNW PGA history project site.

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