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Touching Them All: Ron Hagen’s lifelong affair with the game reached every corner of the Northwest’s golf community

Touching Them All

by Bart Potter

A life in golf, spreading as widely and lasting as long as Ron Hagen’s,

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Alvin Kwak medals at U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier at Classic Golf Club; Gunnar Knutson medals at Rock Creek

Alvin Kwak of Mukilteo, Wash. shot 1-under 71 to claim medalist honors at U.S. Junior Amateur qualifying at Classic Golf Club in Spanaway, Wash.; while Gunnar Knutson of Mead, Wash. shot 3-over 75 to earn medalist honors at qualifying at the Club at Rock Creek in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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Euna Han Medals at U.S. Girls’ Junior Qualifier at Meridian Valley

Euna Han of Coquitlam, B.C. shot 1-under par 71 to earn medalist honors in qualifying to earn a spot in the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. The qualifier was held at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, Wash.

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The ‘Art’ of Course Rating

The 'Art' of Course Rating

by Kevin Jones, WSGA Manager of IT and GHIN Services

The USGA Course Rating System, which is now the leading rating system internationally, is complex

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Philip Jonas Medals in U.S. Senior Open Qualifying at Bellingham

Philip Jonas of Surrey, B.C. shot 3-under 69 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 57 players who competed today in U.S. Senior Open qualifying at the par-72 Bellingham (Wash.) Golf and Country Club.

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Northwest Women’s Open to be held at Twin Lakes G&CC

Northwest Women’s Open

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Rules from the Inside Out

Two officials from the Pacific Northwest – Barb Trammell, CEO of the Oregon Golf Association; and Dale Jackson, longtime PNGA Board member from Victoria, B.C. – were selected to serve

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The Kid at Play

The Kid at Play; Ken Griffey Jr.

by Josh Kerns

The sweet swing of Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. has now transferred easily to the golf course

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Barron Medals at U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Tacoma C&GC

Four move on to the U.S. Open

Derek Barron of Tacoma, Wash. shot rounds of 66-69 to claim medalist honors in Sectional qualifying

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Champions at PNW PGA Girls’ and Boys’ Junior Championships advance to nationals

At the PNW PGA Girls’ Junior Championship and Boys’ Junior Championship, held June 3-4, 2017 at Canyon Lakes GC in Kennewick, Wash.

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Field Set for U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Tacoma C&GC

U.S. Open Sectional qualifying is set to commence at Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash. on Monday, June 5

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2017 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship

Special Olympics Championship comes to Washington

From June 26-28, Willows Run GC in Redmond, Wash. will host the 2017 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship.

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Volunteers of the Month of May, 2017: Bill Solomon & John Schroeder

The WSGA is happy to announce Bill Solomon & John Schroeder as the Volunteers of the Month for all their hard work throughout the months of April and May.

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Women’s Golf Day – June 6

Women's Golf Day - June 6

Women's Golf Day is a four-hour experience happening around the world where women and girls can experience golf for the first time, or where current players can play and engage with women interested in golf.

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Hanson and Garrett a group to watch at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Ben Garrett of Seattle, Wash. have been named as a group to watch at this week’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship from Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

The Book of Barron

The Book of Barron

After besting the field by five strokes at the Sectional Qualifier hosted by his home course, Tacoma Country & Golf Club, Derek Barron of Tacoma, Wash. has made his way to the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.

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Video: 2017: Rules R Us – Ep. 1

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 6/3/2017 (w/ WSGA Sr. Dir. of Rules & Competition Scotty Crouthamel!)

Jim Moore and Shon Crewe discuss all the golf news of the week, including the upcoming US Open and the latest Tiger Woods drama with SB Nation Golf Writer Trevor Reaske, and they discuss the local US Open Sectional Qualifier, aka Golf's Longest Day, at Tacoma C&GC with Sr.

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Video: Five Club Fun

Five Club Fun

The Rules of Golf state that you are only allowed a maximum of 14 clubs in your golf bag. If you could only five clubs, which five would you choose?

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VIDEO: Governor Inslee Proclaims May 2017 as Washington Golf Month

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Video: Roger Thorn and Robert Bracht win 24th Washington State Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Roger Thorn and Robert Bracht win 24th Washington State Senior Men's Best-Ball Championship

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Video: Aaron Whalen and Cameron Whittle Win 61st Washington State Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Aaron Whalen and Cameron Whittle Win 61st Washington State Men's Best-Ball Championship

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New blood at the top as Quickstad and Thacker take first round lead at 24th Washington State Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Tracy Quickstad of Snohomish and Dan Thacker of Woodway combined for a 5-under par 66 to take a slim lead in the 24th Washington State Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship

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Bae and Douglas Go Low to Take First Round Lead at 61st Washington State Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Chris Bae of Issaquah and Brad Douglas combined to shoot 8-under par on the par-71 Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane

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Video: Ken Still “The Stick”

A video on the late Ken Still, a true Northwest golf legend. Courtesy of Fircrest Golf Club.

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Podcast: Tees & Trips (w/ WSGA Sr. Director of Handicapping John Saegner!)

Josh visits with John Saegner, WSGA Senior Director of Handicapping & Course Rating to learn how they come up with slope and rating, and how you can volunteer to become a rater

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Video: 2017 WSGA Women’s Best-Ball Winning Interview

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 4/15/2017

Jim Moore and Shon Crewe discuss the Masters and the Lexi Thompson rules violation with contributor to Golf Channel and Golf Digest Ron Sirak and they talk to Head Golf Pro at Salish Cliffs Golf Club David Kass.

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Video: Section 3-5, Players Competing from Different Tees

Want to compete with your buddies from different tees???

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Video: 2017 WSGA Champion of Champions- Men’s Winning Interview

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