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USGA’s Mike Davis gives closing address 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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Former WSGA Player of the Year Jacobs falls in quarterfinals at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

Former Washington State Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year Amanda Jacobs of Portland, Ore. was defeated in 19 holes by Marissa Mar of San Francisco, Calif. in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

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PNGA Hall of Famer and former WSGA President George Holland Passes

Former WSGA President George Holland Passes

George Holland, a quintessential gentleman and great friend of the game whose impact on the region’s golf community will be felt for many years to come

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Former WSGA Player of the Year Berg finishes second at PGA Asst Championship

Berg finishes second at PGA Asst Championship

PGA Assistant Professional Derek Berg of Sahalee Country Club finished a solo second in the 41st Assistant PGA Professional Championship.

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WSGA Elects Doug Rohner as President at 96th Annual Meeting

WSGA Elects Doug Rohner as President

At the 96th Annual Meeting of the Washington State Golf Association, Doug Rohner of Fircrest, Wash. was elected the association’s president.

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2017 Volunteer of the Year: Bill Best

2017 Volunteer of the Year: Bill Best

At the 96th WSGA Annual Meeting, held Oct. 28 at Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville, Wash., Bill Best was honored as the 2017 George Holland Volunteer of the Year.

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WSGA Player of the Year Joe Highsmith named First Team Junior All-American

Highsmith named First Team Junior All-American

Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash. was named First Team Rolex Junior All-American for 2017 by the American Junior Golf Association

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Washington State Golf Association Names 2017 Players of the Year

WSGA Names 2017 Players of the Year

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) has announced the 2017 Player of the Year recipients.

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Senior Amateurs win Senior Hudson Cup for eighth time; PGA Professionals win Hudson Cup

Senior Amateurs win Senior Hudson Cup; Professionals win Hudson Cup

For just the eighth time in Senior Hudson Cup history, the Senior Amateurs defeated the Senior PGA Professionals this week in the 26th Senior Hudson Cup, 11 to 9.

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69th Hudson Cup and 26th Senior Hudson Cup Held at Columbia Edgewater

Hudson and Senior Hudson Cup Teams Selected

The 69th edition of the Hudson Cup will be held October 19-20 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore. The illustrious event, played in a format similar to the Ryder Cup

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Closing of a lifelong friend

Wayne Golf Course: Closing of a lifelong friend

by Craig Smith

As Wayne Golf Course in Bothell, Wash. closes, so closes a chapter in so many lives, now giving way to memories.

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Goodbye to you, Joe Stevens

Goodbye to you, Joe Stevens

I just wanted to let you know that Joe Stevens passed away on Thursday evening, October 5, 2017. He was 71.

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USGA announces additional exemptions to U.S. Open and U.S.Women’s Open

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open will increase the number of exemption categories from qualifying, effective with the 2018 championships.

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Every Shot Counts with Mark Broadie

Join the First Tee of Greater Seattle and the Western Washington PGA Chapter on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Jefferson Park GC for an educational session featuring guest speaker Mark Broadie

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Four golfers from Washington to compete in 37th U.S. Mid-Amateur

The field is set for the 37th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, taking place this week October 7-12, 2017 at Atlanta National Golf Club in Milton, Ga.

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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

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:

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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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Karns increases lead at WSGA Senior Men’s Amateur; Gallacher vaults to top at Super Senior

Round Two Recap: Senior & Super Senior Men's Amateur

Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash. followed up his opening round of 2-under 70 with a 71 in today’s second round, to build his lead in the 31st Washington State Senior

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Karns making strong bid to repeat at WSGA Senior Men’s Amateur; Kubisa out in front at Super Senior

Round One Recap: Senior & Super Senior Men's Amateur

Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash. opened the 31st Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur with a first round of 2-under 70

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Video: Michael Ciez wins 8th WSGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Post-round interview with Michael Ciez of Walla Walla, Wash., winner of the 8th Washington State Men's Mid-Amateur Championship.

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Crowded Leaderboard at Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur

It’s a little difficult to get any elbow room at the top of the leaderboard after today’s first round in the 8th Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

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Video: Joe Highsmith Wins the 91st Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship

Joe Highsmith wins the 91st Washington State Men's Amateur Championship.

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Joe Highsmith sets course record to seize lead at Washington State Men’s Amateur

Highsmith sets course record to grab lead at WSGA Men's Am

Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash. shot 6-under 65 in today’s second round of the 91st Washington State Men’s Amateur, setting a tournament course record

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Bayley and Fitzpatrick go low to share lead at Washington State Men’s Amateur

Bayley and Fitzpatrick share first-round lead at Men’s Amateur

Derek Bayley of Rathdrum, Idaho and Sean Fitzpatrick of Mill Creek, Wash. each shot 5-under 67 to share the top spot after round one of the 91st Washington State Men’s Amateur

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