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Northwest players advance at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Northwest players advance at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur

Five players from the Northwest have advanced through to match play at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

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What is Course Rating?

What is Course Rating?

Get an inside look at the process of rating a golf course and how the numbers for Course Rating and Slope Rating are determined for each course.

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Strong Northwest representation at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Northwest competitors head to U.S. Senior Women's Am

The field is set for the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, taking place October 6-11 at Orchid Island Golf

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USGA announces U.S. Junior field increase in 2020

Aligning with ongoing initiatives to expand its support of junior golf, the United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced

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Brandes takes his fifth title at Washington State Senior Amateur; Lindbjerg wins third title in Super Senior

Brandes wins Senior Am; Lindbjerg takes Super Senior

Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. shot scores of 68-76-73 in going wire-to-wire to win the 32nd

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Evans Scholars Foundation Opens Scholarship House at UW

Evans Scholars Foundation opens house at UW

The Evans Scholars Foundation celebrated the opening of its first Scholarship House at the University of Washington on Sept. 23.

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Brandes maintains lead at WSGA Senior Amateur; Lindbjerg and Lundy tied in Super Senior

WSGA Senior & Super Senior Men's Ams: Round two recap

Tom Brandes of Bellevue followed up yesterday’s 4-under 68 with a 4-over 76 to stand at even-par

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Brandes sprints to first round lead at WSGA Senior; Lundy leads in Super Senior

WSGA Senior & Super Senior Men's Ams: Round one recap

Tom Brandes of Bellevue birdied all four par-5s in today’s first round of the 32nd Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur on his way to a 4-under-par 68.

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Home Course to host PGA Jr. League Regional

The Home Course will host a PGA Jr. League Regional presented by National Car Rental Sept. 29-30.

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WSGA Senior and Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships to be held this week at Port Ludlow

WSGA Senior & Super Senior Championships preview

The 32nd Washington State Senior Men’s and the 11th Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships

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USGA and R&A Invite Global Golf Community to Share Perspectives and Relevant Data on Distance in Golf

A global online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf has been launched by the USGA and R&A as part of the Distance Insights project.

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Hatley headlines strong Northwest showing at U.S. Mid-Amateur

Hatley headlines strong Northwest showing at U.S. Mid-Amateur

The field of 264 golfers is set for the upcoming U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

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South Sound Sports Ambassador – Amy Walker

Amy Walker, a member of the WSGA Board of Directors was recently recognized as an ambassador for golf by the Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission.

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Golf’s modernized Rules and new Player’s Edition published

Golf's modernized Rules and Player's Edition published

Golf’s new Rules have been published by the USGA and The R&A ahead of their effective date of January 1, 2019.

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#inviteHER – See The Power Of Invitation

#inviteHER – See The Power of Invitation

Through the efforts of the WE ARE GOLF, Women’s Task Force and the LPGA Women’s Network, we are excited to announce the launch of the #inviteHER campaign.

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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

2018 WSGA Score Posting Season Ending in One Month

Q&A with Golf Genius CEO Mike Zisman

The golf season in our area is quickly ending. The last day to play for score posting purposes in the WSGA territory will be November 14.

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 8/25/2018

Jim Moore and Shon Crewe discuss all the Northern Trust action with Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel, and they discuss the Boeing Classic with Pro Golfer Brian Mogg.

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 8/18/2018

Jim and Shon preview the upcoming Boeing Classic with Tournament Director Brian Flajole, and they talk to Andrew Putnam, winner of the Barracuda Championship in Reno for his first PGA Tour victory.

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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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