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Golf’s New Rules: “Maximum Score” Form of Stroke Play

Under the new Rules of Golf, an alternative form of stroke play called “Maximum Score” allows for

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Northwest Influential: The Teachers

Northwest Influential: The Teachers

by Tony Dear

Golf in the Pacific Northwest has a rich history, full of characters, frontrunners, visionaries, boom-and-bust epics

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Fitzsimons and Hill to Be Inducted into the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame

Pat Fitzsimons of LaQuinta, Calif. and Dan Hill of Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle, Wash. will be formally inducted into the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame

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Save the Dates: 2019 Golf Shows

The WSGA has partnered with Washington State’s two premier Golf Shows for 2019

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USGA Boatwright Internship Prepares Golf’s Future Leaders

Boatwright Internship Prepares Golf's Future Leaders

The USGA's P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship program is a great way to get started in the golf industry.

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Greg McLaughlin named World Golf Foundation CEO, President of the First Tee

The World Golf Foundation Board of Directors announced that Greg McLaughlin will assume the combined roles and responsibilities

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Golf’s New Rules: Replacing Ball When Original Spot Not Known

Under the new Rules of Golf, if your golf ball at rest is lifted or moved from it's original spot

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WSGA Youth on Course Online Auction

WSGA Youth on Course Online Auction

Support WSGA Youth on Course – bid on a golf trip of a lifetime for two to Ireland!

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Washington State Golf Association Developing New Brand and Website

WSGA partners with Buffalo.Agency

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) – a non-profit organization representing over 675 clubs and nearly 70,000 golfers

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Global ranking for golfers with disabilities to launch in 2019

Global ranking for golfers with disabilities to launch in 2019

The USGA and R&A will administer a global ranking for golfers with disabilities, which will help to grow participation and competition around the world and to promote inclusivity

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Golf’s New Rules: The Flagstick

Under the new Rules of Golf, there will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole.

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Team Washington among those competing in PGA Jr. League Championship

Team Washington to compete in PGA Jr. League Championship

Twelve All-Star Teams of 10 junior golfers have won their respective Regional competitions to advance

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USGA Names Tom Dudley as 2019 Joe Dey Award Recipient

The United States Golf Association has named Tom Dudley, of Jacksonville, Fla., as the recipient of its 2019 Joe Dey Award.

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Golf’s New Rules: Unplayable Ball in Bunker

Get familiar with the some of the changes in the new Rules of Golf, before they go into effect on January 1, 2019.

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2018 George Holland Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient: Ernie Lockwood

Volunteer of the Year: Ernie Lockwood

The WSGA is proud to award Ernie Lockwood the 2018 WSGA George Holland Volunteer of the Year Award.

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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

2018 WSGA Score Posting Season Ended November 14

Score posting season ends November 14

The golf season in our area has come to an end. The last day to play for score posting purposes in the WSGA territory was 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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