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Road To The 2019 Open Championships Begins February 20

Entry applications for the 119th U.S. Open, 74th U.S. Women's Open, 40th U.S. Senior Open, and 2nd U.S. Senior Women's Open will be available beginning Feb. 20

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USGA Statement Regarding Amateur Status of Highly Ranked Golfer Lucy Li

The USGA Amateur Status Committee has ruled that amateur golfer Lucy Li breached Rule 6-2 of the Rules of Amateur Status

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Golf’s New Rules: Relief for an Embedded Ball

Under the new rules of golf, players may take relief for an embedded ball anywhere in the “general area” (except in sand).

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Former PNGA President and Dedicated Volunteer MG Davis Passes

Former PNGA President MG Davis Passes

In late January, the Pacific Northwest golf community lost one of its most dedicated and passionate volunteers.

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USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 119th U.S. Open Championship

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced local qualifying sites for the 119th U.S. Open Championship.

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The USGA And The R&A Release Clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4): Restriction on Caddie Standing Behind Player

The USGA and The R&A have provided two clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4) regarding restrictions on caddies standing behind players, which take effect immediately.

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Derek Bayley qualifies for PGA TOUR Latinoamérica

Bayley qualifies for PGA TOUR Latinoamérica

2017 WSGA Men’s Player of the Year Derek Bayley of Rathdrum, Idaho has qualified for the upcoming PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season.

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WSGA takes you out to the ballgame

WSGA members receive exclusive discounted pricing on tickets to select Seattle Mariners home games throughout the 2019 season!

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USGA and The R&A Release 2018 Driving Distance Report

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Jan. 29, 2019) – The USGA and The R&A have released the 2018 Annual Driving Distance Report

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Rules of Golf – Equipment

By now you’ve probably heard, the new Rules of Golf are in effect.

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Qualifying schedule announced for 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt

The USGA, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America have released the qualifying schedule for the 2019-2020 Drive, Chip and Putt season

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Rules of Golf – Ball at Rest

New Year, new Rules. Golf’s new Rules are now in effect.

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USGA Honors Michael T. Huck as 2019 Green Section Award Recipient

Celebrating golf’s leaders who innovate and demonstrate leadership in sustainability and water resource management

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USGA expands Bodenhamer’s role

USGA expands Bodenhamer's role

John Bodenhamer's responsibilities have expanded to now direct both the fan and player experience at all 14 USGA championships.

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Golf’s New Rules: Ball Moved During Search

Under the new Rules of Golf, if a player accidentally moves his or her ball while searching for it:

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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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