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First Green merges with GCSAA

First Green merges with GCSAA

by Jeff Shelley

Initially announced at the Golf Industry Show in February, Bellevue, Wash.-based First Green Foundation is moving forward

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16-year old Ian Siebers leads strong local showing at U.S. Amateur

Siebers leads strong local showing at U.S. Amateur

The local flavor runs deep at the 118th U.S. Amateur Championship, being held this week at Pebble Beach Golf Links

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The USGA and The R&A to Engage Global Golf Community in Distance Insights Project

USGA and R&A plan to limit green-reading materials

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Aug. 14, 2018) - In an effort to thoroughly inform the Distance Insights project through the lens of the global golf community

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RJ Manke completes final round comeback to win Washington State Amateur

RJ Manke wins 92nd Washington State Men's Am

RJ Manke of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 67-64-64 to win the 92nd Washington State Amateur Championship

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Andrew Putnam earns spot in PGA Championship with first PGA Tour win

Andrew Putnam earns spot in PGA Championship

by Garrett Johnston

After 49 starts on the PGA Tour and a long journey on the Web.com Tour, Andrew Putnam finally broke through

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Brian Mogg seizes lead after second round in Washington State Amateur

Brian Mogg seizes round 2 lead at 92nd WSGA Men's Amateur

Brian Mogg of Issaquah, Wash., fired a 5-under-par 65 in today’s second round of the 92nd Washington State Amateur

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Butler, Almonte and Mogg tied for early lead in Washington State Amateur

Butler, Almonte & Mogg tied for WSGA Men's Am round 1 lead

Brian Mogg of Issaquah, Wash., Michael Butler of Bellingham, Wash. and Michael Almonte of Fircrest, Wash.

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92nd Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship being held this week at Gamble Sands

92nd WSGA Men's Am being held at Gamble Sands

The 92nd Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship is set to take place August 7-9 at Gamble Sands

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Herzog and Titus team up to win inaugural WSGA Mixed Chapman Championship

Herzog and Titus win inaugural Mixed Chapman Championship

Andrew Herzog and Kim Titus, both of Fox Island, Wash., teamed up to shoot 4-under-par 68 to win the inaugural

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Washington State Golf Association holds inaugural Mixed-Chapman Championship

Inaugural Mixed-Chapman Championship

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) will conduct the inaugural WSGA Mixed-Chapman Championship on August 3, 2018.

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Rees Jones, Inc. design team discusses the home of the 2018 PGA Championship

ASGCA Past President Rees Jones (Rees Jones, Inc. Golf Course Design) and Bryce Swanson, ASGCA, responded to questions via Twitter July 31, discussing Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, MO.

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WSWPLA holds 85th Championship

The Washington State Women’s Public Links Association (WSWPLA) held their 85th Championship in July at Allenmore GC in Tacoma.

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WSWGA Crowns New Champion

The 96th Washington State Women’s Golf Association (WSWGA) State Championship was held at Sahalee Country Club in late July.

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USGA and R&A announce plans to limit use of green-reading materials beginning in 2019

USGA and R&A plan to limit green-reading materials

The USGA and The R&A are proposing regulations regarding the use of green-reading materials, reaffirming the need for a player to read greens based on their own judgment

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Jim McNelis Medals in U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying at Tacoma

Jim McNelis of Gig Harbor, Wash. shot 1-under-par 71 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 64 players

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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

Podcast: NW Golf Show 7/21/2018, Hour 2 (with WSGA Director of Membership Shari Jacobson!)

Jim and Shon break down the third round of the British Open. And Sean, from Club Champions Golf in Bellevue joins the show to talk about the benefits of getting fitted for your clubs. Then Shari Jacobson from The WSGA joins the program!

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 7/21/2018, Hour 1

Jim and Shon sum up the third round of the British Open and the comeback of Tiger Woods. Then Michael McEwan from Bumkered Online and Sam Farmer from the LA Times join the program live from the course.

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Folsom wins Senior Women’s Amateur in playoff; Ursino captures Super Senior; Benzin builds lead in Women’s Am; Shek leads Mid-Am

Folsom and Ursino earn Senior and Super Senior titles

Leslie Folsom of Tukwila, Wash. shot rounds of 78-75 to win

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Benzin leads big in WSGA Women’s Amateur; Fallgren, Shek lead Mid-Amateur; Herbert leads Senior Amateur; Madison leads in Super Senior

WSGA Women's Ams: Round one recap

Olivia Benzin of Tacoma fired a 3-under par 69 to take a big early lead

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 6/17/2018

Shon and Jim talk to ESPN Senior Golf Writer Bob Harig about the crazy conditions at Shinnecock Hills for this year's US Open and they discuss Phil Mickelson's two-stroke Penalty for stopping a moving ball.

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 6/16/2018

Jim Moore and Shon Crewe rundown all the excitment of this weekend's US Open with Sam Farmer ofthe LA Times and they talk to General Manager of Chambers Bay Matt Allen.

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 6/4/2018

On this special extended edition of the Golf Show Jim Moore and Shon Crewe talk to Randall Mell of the Golf Channel, CEO OF Legends Tour Jane Blalock, LPGA Player Wendy Ward and former Governor of Washington State Christine Gregoire.

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 6/2/2018

Jim and Shon discuss the upcoming LPGA Legends tour with former pro golfer Jane Blalock, and they discuss all the news in the world of Golf in Sweeping the Dial Golf Style

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Hair and Johnson seize lead in 62nd Men’s Best-Ball; Shanks and Blade go low to lead 25th Senior Men’s Best-Ball

Round one recap: WSGA Men's and Senior Men's Best-Ball

The duo of Nate Hair of Edwall, Wash. and Scott Johnson of Richland blistered their second nine today to take control

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WSGA Executive Director/CEO Troy Andrew joins “Q it up Sports” on Q13FOX

WSGA Executive Director Troy Andrew joined Q13 Sports Director Aaron Levine on "Q It Up Sports" Sunday night to promote the WA Golf Pass

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Low numbers after first round at WSGA Champion of Champions

Low numbers after first round at Champ of Champs

After today’s first round at the 9th Annual WSGA Champion of Champions, Rylee Iacolucci of Renton, Wash. led the pack in the Men’s division by shooting a 5-under 67

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The USGA Handicap System

Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, specifically that every player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and the player will post every acceptable score for peer review.

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Score Posting Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of each golfer to post all acceptable scores as soon as practicable. The preferred posting method is through a handicap computer located at the club where the round was played but you may also post the round via the Internet, the GHIN Mobile App or the WSGA website.

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WSGA CEO Troy Andrew joins Pro Golf Podcast to discuss the Washington Golf Pass

WSGA CEO and Executive Director Troy Andrew recently joined Justin Morrison and Brandon Wilhelm from Pro Golf Seattle on the Pro Golf Podcast

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Score Posting Season Has Begun

Just a quick reminder that the 2018 score posting season begins on Thursday, March 1st. You may begin recording scores for rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association.

In the February 15, 2018 eRevision, we passed along information that gave you your score posting responsibilities and Equitable Stroke Control (ESC).

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