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Seattle to host 2018 USA Special Olympic Games; golf included as one of the sports

Seattle to host 2018 USA Special Olympic Games

Seattle, Washington will play host to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, the national games for Special Olympics in the United States.

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U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship Trophy Unveiled

U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship Trophy Unveiled

The USGA unveiled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship Trophy at its Annual Meeting in Miami, Fla., held Feb 2-4, 2018.

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Mark Newell elected as 65th USGA president; past PNGA president Cliff Shahbaz, former IGA board of director Stephen Beebe remain on Executive Comittee

Mark Newell of McLean, Va. has been elected to serve a one-year term as the 65th

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WSGA launches free Washington Golf Pass

WSGA launches free Washington Golf Pass

On February 1, 2018, the Washington State Golf Association launched a brand new benefit for WSGA members.

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USGA Announces Winners of 2018 Service Awards

In recognition of outstanding contributions to the game of golf, the United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced its annual Service Awards winners.

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Joel Belsvik passes; former PNGA Distinguished Service Award recipient

Joel Belsvik of Bellevue, Wash. passed away on January 19. He was 95. Joel spent his career as a Civil Servant, and in retirement he became a devoted volunteer

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Longtime WSGA volunteer George Egge passes

Longtime WSGA volunteer George Egge passes

George Egge, a longtime volunteer for the WSGA, passed away on January 13 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 88.

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WWGCSA Loses a Friend in Andy Soden

WWGCSA Loses a Friend in Andy Soden

Andy Soden, a member of the Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association and a leader among superintendents for decades, passed away earlier this month

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Shane Prante joins staff at The Home Course

Shane Prante is the new Lead Golf Instructor at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. He began his new role at the course on January 3, 2018. He will oversee the facility's lessons, clinics, and junior programs, which are held throughout the year.

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WSGA Strengthens Partnership with USGA

WSGA Strengthens Partnership with USGA

New USGA regional golf association alliance created to support and stimulate grassroots community golf programs

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Qualifying schedule announced for 2019 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

The United States Golf Association, Masters Tournament and PGA of America have officially launched the sixth year of the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

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UW Evans Scholars select their Executive Board

UW Evans Scholars select Executive Board

The very first executive board of the University of Washington Evans Scholars was announced on January 7, following elections that were held on the Seattle campus.

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Green Committee Chairs Must Perform a Balancing Act

Green Committee Chairs Must Perform a Balancing Act

By Jeff Shelley
(This article first appeared in The Golf Trades magazine.)

Although it’s an entirely voluntary position, the person leading

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Five questions with Golf Genius President and CEO Mike Zisman

Q&A with Golf Genius CEO Mike Zisman

Mike Zisman has a background in enterprise software and a long career in building and managing successful businesses - Soft‑Switch, Lotus Development Corporation, and IBM among them.

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SentryWorld to Host 2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship

SentryWorld Golf Course in Stevens Point, Wis., has been selected by the USGA as the host site for the 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.

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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

Score Posting Season to Begin on March 1st

Just a quick reminder that the 2018 score posting season will begin on Thursday, March 1st. You may begin recording scores for rounds played on that date going forward.

In addition, if you have/had a score from a round played before November 14, 2017 and you did not get it posted, you can actually do that at any time.

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Status of Membership

Trying to post a score via the Internet or on your mobile device, but you cannot complete the score posting process? Are you not receiving your bi-monthly handicap update? This could be because your club has inactivated your membership. All you need to do is pay your 2018 Membership dues at your club to continue taking advantage of all of the benefits of membership with the Washington State Golf Association.

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Video: 2018 WSGA Championships Preview

Previewing the 2018 WSGA Championship schedule.

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 8/12/2017

Jim Moore and Shon Crewe discuss the PGA Championship with Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel, and they run down the Top 10 local Golf Courses

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Posting of Scores and Handicap Updates

Each year, the Washington State Golf Association observes a period of time (November 15th to the last day of February) when scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the WSGA are never acceptable for handicap purposes. If you however play golf during that period in an area (Hawaii, California, Arizona, etc.) that is still accepting scores for handicap purposes, you must post those scores as soon as practicable.

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Meet the team: Nicole Bivins

The WSGA would like to welcome Nicole Bivins aboard as the new office administrator for the Association.

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WSGA Youth on Course Auction

WSGA Youth on Course Auction

Treat yourself to a golf trip of a lifetime for two to Ireland! Highest bidder wins!

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USGA’s Thomas Pagel gives update of Rules modernization at IAGA conference

The 51st Annual Conference of the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) was held November 5-8, 2017 at the We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Inactive Score Posting Season Begins

Scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association between November 15th and the last day of February are never to be posted for handicap purposes. If however, you play a round during our Inactive Score Posting Season in an area (California, Arizona, Hawaii, etc.) that is still accepting scores you must post that score as soon as practicable.

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Inactive Score Posting Period Coming Up Soon

With just two weeks until our Inactive Score Posting Period we would like to pass along important information regarding the posting of scores during our Inactive Score Posting Period:

You must post scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association prior to November 15th at any time, even during our Inactive Score Posting Period (November 15 th to the last day of February). ...Read More




Enter to win Two VIP Tickets for Feherty Off Tour

Enter to win VIP Tickets to Feherty Off Tour

Enter to win Two VIP Tickets for Feherty Off Tour, November 15, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, Wash.

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David Feherty Brings His Comedic Chops to WSGA Territory

David Feherty brings Comedic Chops to WSGA Territory

The WSGA has partnered with David Feherty in bringing his one-man show to the Pantages Theater in Tacoma on November 15, 2017. WSGA members receive a

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Video: Jim McNelis wins 31st Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur

Jim McNelis of Gig Harbor, Wash. wins the 31st Washington State Senior Men's Amateur Championship.

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Video: John Gallacher wins 10th Washington State Super Senior Men’s Amateur

John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C. wins the 10th Washington State Super Senior Men's Amateur Championship.

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End of Season Score Posting and Handicap Updates

As the year winds down, we would like to remind you of the score posting and handicap update policies of the Washington State Golf Association. Much like most of the Golf Associations located in the northern part of the country, the WSGA observes a period (commonly referred to as Inactive Score Posting Period, or Winter Freeze) where scores from rounds played from within the boundaries of the Association are never acceptable for handicap purposes.

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