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Proteau medals at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur qualifying at Kitsap G&CC

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Proteau medals at U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur qualifying

Christina Proteau of Port Alberni, B.C. shot 5-over-par 78 to earn medalist honors at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Sectional qualifying

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Golf Talk Seattle: August 10, 2019

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, it's Golf Talk Seattle! This week, Josh Kerns visits

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Golf Talk Seattle: August 3, 2019

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, it's Golf Talk Seattle! This week, Josh Kerns visits

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Reid Hatley wins Washington State Amateur in Playoff

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Reid Hatley wins Washington State Amateur in Playoff

Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho defeated John Sand of Hoquaim, Wash. in a playoff to win the 93rd Washington State Men’s Amateur

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John Sand seizes lead at Washington State Men’s Amateur

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
John Sand seizes lead at Washington State Men's Amateur

John Sand of Hoquiam, Wash. shot 4-under-par 66 in today’s second round to jump to the top of the leaderboard

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Eric Hagen sets early pace at Washington State Men’s Amateur

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Eric Hagen sets early pace at Washington State Men's Amateur

Eric Hagen of Olympia, Wash. shot 5-under 65 today to take the first-round lead at the 93rd Washington State Men’s Amateur

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Von Lossow medals at U.S. Senior Amateur qualifying at Sunland

Monday, August 5th, 2019
Von Lossow and Crimp qualify for U.S. Senior Amateur

John Von Lossow of Union, Wash. shot even-par today on the par-72 Sunland Golf and Country Club in Sequim, Wash.

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Golf Talk Seattle: July 27, 2019

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, it's Golf Talk Seattle! This week, Josh Kerns and friends take you to Maui

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Roths Repeat at Washington State Parent-Child Championship

Monday, July 29th, 2019
Cody and Craig Roth win Parent-Child Championship

Craig and Cody Roth of Bellingham, Wash. combined to shoot 4-under-par 68 to win the 11th Washington State Parent-Child Championship

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Golf Talk Seattle: July 20, 2019

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns travels to

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Joe Fowler medals at U.S. Amateur qualifying at Lake Spanaway

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Joe Fowler medals at U.S. Amateur qualifying at Lake Spanaway

Joe Fowler shot rounds of 67-64 today on the par-70 Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash., to earn medalist honors

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Golf Talk Seattle: July 13, 2019

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with

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Golf Talk Seattle: July 6, 2019

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with

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Chambers Bay or bust – 72 holes in one day

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Chambers Bay or bust – 72 holes in one day

by Larry Coffman, for Marketing NW

This is the saga of four guys’ 33-mile trek over tough terrain that began at the crack of dawn

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Ratzlaff goes extra holes to win SWGA City Championship

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Ratzlaff goes extra holes to win SWGA City Championship

Tomoko (Tomo) Ratzlaff outlasted Kim Shek in the final match to win the Seattle Women’s Golf Association (SWGA) City Championship

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Rino Sasaki medals at U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying at Home Course

Monday, July 8th, 2019
Rino Sasaki medals at U.S. Women's Amateur qualifying

Rino Sasaki of Japan shot 6-under-par 66 to earn medalist honors at U.S. Women’s Amateur Sectional qualifying

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Highsmith goes wire-to-wire to win Sahalee Players Championship

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
Highsmith goes wire-to-wire to win Sahalee Players Championship

Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 70-68-69-74 to win the 25th Sahalee Players Championship

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Highsmith takes lead at midpoint of 25th Sahalee Players Championship

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Highsmith takes lead at 25th Sahalee Players Championship

Former PNGA and WSGA Player of the Year Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 70-68 to take a two-stroke lead

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Cassie Kim and Madison Wu co-medal at U.S. Girls’ qualifying at Everett

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Cassie Kim and Madison Wu co-medal at U.S. Girls' qualifying

Cassie Kim of Yakima, Wash. and Madison Wu of Dublin, Calif. both shot 1-over-par 73 to earn co-medalist honors

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Elite field to compete in 25th Sahalee Players Championship

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Sahith Theegala

A pair of college standouts gunning for their second Sahalee Players Championship (SPC)

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Golf Talk Seattle: June, 29, 2019

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns previews the

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Golf Talk Seattle: June 22, 2019

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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Washington State Golf Association donates $26,000 to support GCSAA’s First Green

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
WSGA donates $26,000 to support GCSAA’s First Green

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) has donated $26,000 to the Environmental Institute for Golf

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Sasaki claims Washington State Women’s Amateur; Papatolis wins Mid-Amateur in playoff

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Rino Sasaki of Seattle shot rounds of 71-72-77 to win the 26th Washington State Women’s

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Turbide wins Senior Women’s Amateur in playoff; Skwarski takes Super Senior; Sasaki on top in Women’s Am; Papatolis has big lead in Mid-Am

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Turbide wins Senior Women’s Amateur in playoff; Skwarski takes Super Senior; Sasaki on top in Women’s Am; Papatolis has big lead in Mid-Am

Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge, B.C. won

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Tran leads in Washington State Women’s Amateur; Papatolis leads Mid-Amateur; Johnson leads in Senior; Monroe takes charge in Super Senior

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Women's Amateur Championships: Day one recap

Suzie Tran of Poulsbo, Wash. drained eight birdies

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Washington State Women’s Amateur Championships Being Held at Sudden Valley

Monday, June 24th, 2019
Washington State Women's Amateur Championships Preview

The 26th Washington State Women’s Amateur Championship is being held concurrently

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Hatley wins Oregon Open Invitational in playoff

Friday, June 21st, 2019
Hatley wins Oregon Open Invitational

Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho birdied the first hole of a playoff to win the 2019 Oregon Open Invitational

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Tommy Kimmel medals at U.S. Junior qualifying at Club at Rock Creek

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Tommy Kimmel medals at U.S. Junior qualifying

Tommy Kimmel of Spokane, Wash. shot 2-over-par 74 to claim medalist honors and the only available spot

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Golf Talk Seattle: June 15, 2019

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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Tiscareno and Kwak co-medal at U.S. Junior qualifying at Canterwood

Monday, June 17th, 2019
Tiscareno and Kwak co-medal at U.S. Junior qualifying

Daniel Tiscareno of Seattle and Alvin Kwak of Mukilteo, Wash. both shot even-par 72 to earn co-medalist honors

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News & Notes from the Final Round of the U.S. Open

Sunday, June 16th, 2019
Final Round News & Notes from the U.S. Open

by Tom Cade

It is over. The 2019 U.S. Open is in the books. The greatest golf tournament on the planet delivered on every level.

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News & Notes from Round 3 at the U.S. Open

Saturday, June 15th, 2019
News & Notes from Round 3 at the U.S. Open

by Tom Cade

It is Saturday of the 2019 U.S. Open. The field was cut. Many players were sent home (some kicking and screaming

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Round Two of the 2019 U.S. Open

Friday, June 14th, 2019
News & Notes from the U.S. Open: Round Two

by Tom Cade

So much happened today that I had to write notes on my arm to keep track.

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USGA continues support of GCSAA’s First Green

Friday, June 14th, 2019
USGA continues support of GCSAA's First Green

The United States Golf Association has committed $20,000 in funding support to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)

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Round One of the 2019 U.S. Open

Friday, June 14th, 2019
News & Notes from the U.S. Open: Round One

by Tom Cade

So….what did we learn today? With it being Pebble Beach, and with it being the U.S. Open, we learned many things.

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John Bodenhamer shoulders his first U.S. Open as the man in charge

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Bodenhamer shoulders first U.S. Open as man in charge

by Bart Potter

You can take a boy out of Washington, and sometimes he moves to New Jersey.

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Local News & Notes from the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Local News & Notes from the U.S. Open

by Bart Potter

The fog is back … A more typical weather pattern returned to Pebble Beach Golf Links after two days of sunny

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Local Players will try to make their mark at Pebble

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Local Players will try to make their mark at Pebble

News & Notes from the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

by Bart Potter

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Golf Talk Seattle: June 8, 2019

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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RJ Manke dominates Mexican Amateur; Washington wins team competition

Monday, June 10th, 2019
RJ Manke wins Mexican International Amateur

RJ Manke of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 70-67-70-70 to run away from the international field in winning the Mexican Amateur

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WSGA Member Savings

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Exclusive WSGA member offers!

Take advantage of these exclusive WSGA member offers!

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Golf Talk Seattle: June 1, 2019

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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Dietrich Medals at U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Wine Valley; Tibbits of Vancouver also qualifies

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying: Recap

Eric Dietrich of Cheshire, Conn. shot rounds of 67-66 to claim

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U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier: Storylines

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The field of 55 players has been announced for the WSGA-hosted U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier

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Gone too soon: Ron Stull passes, leaves his mark on golf community

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Gone too soon: Ron Stull passes

Ron Stull, who served as PGA head professional at several courses in western Washington during his long career, passed away

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First Tee Jitters – how to prepare for your first golf tournament

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Year after year you’ve been saying you’ll do it.

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Golf Talk Seattle: May 25, 2019

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle!

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JoAnne Carner heads home to Washington for Legends Cup

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
JoAnne Carner headlines Legends Cup field

Washington native JoAnne Carner will be one of four LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members in the field

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Brady Hatfield – One of Northwest Golf’s Nice Guys

Friday, May 24th, 2019
Brady Hatfield – One of Northwest Golf's Nice Guys

by Jeff Shelley

Over my 32 years as a golf writer I’ve met hundreds of interesting people, some notable for their accomplishments

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WSGA Interns Attend Boatwright Summit at USGA Headquarters

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

As part of its continued investment in the game, the United States Golf Association (USGA) is helping to cultivate the next generation of golf industry talent

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WSGA Player of the Year Brittany Kwon wins fourth high school state title

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Brittany Kwon wins fourth WIAA state title

The high school golf season in Washington has come to a close as the WIAA boys’ and girls’ state golf championships

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Golf Talk Seattle: May 18, 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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Gardner and Titus storm back to win Washington State Women’s Best-Ball

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Titus and Gardner win 20th Washington State Women's Best-Ball

Kim Titus of Fox Island, Wash. and Kelly Gardner of Gig Harbor, Wash. teamed to shoot rounds of 73-66

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Papatolis and Jacobson hold slim lead at 20th Women’s Best-Ball

Monday, May 20th, 2019
Women's Best-Ball: Round one recap

Tina Papatolis of Issaquah, Wash. and Carrie Jacobson of Bellevue, Wash. combined for an even-par 71 to grab the first-round

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Fairwood G&CC Welcomes 20th Washington State Women’s Best-Ball

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Women's Best-Ball: Preview

Fairwood Golf and Country Club in Renton, Wash. is hosting the 20th Washington State Women's Best-Ball

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Kelly and Kirkebo win Washington State Men’s Best-Ball; McNelis and Smith rally to take Senior Men’s Best-Ball title

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Men's & Senior Men's Best-Ball Championship Recap

Ryan Kelly of Gig Harbor and Tres Kirkebo of Lakewood, Wash. teamed up to win

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Two teams tied after first round in 63rd Men’s Best-Ball; Larson and Crimp lead at 26th Senior Men’s Best-Ball

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Men's & Senior Men's Best-Ball: Round one recap

The duos of Tom Brandes of Bellevue and Erik Hanson of Kirkland

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Q&A: Past Washington State Amateur Champion Joel Dahmen plays his first major

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Q&A with Joel Dahmen

Prior to him teeing off this week at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, we sat down with

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63rd Washington State Men’s and 26th Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championships Being Held at Canterwood G&CC

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
WSGA Men's & Senior Men's Best-Ball Preview

Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wash. is the venue this week

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Three from Washington to compete in U.S. Senior Women’s Open

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Locals to compete in U.S. Senior Women's Open

Three standouts from Washington will tee it up in the 2nd U.S. Senior Women’s Open

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Scott Taylor Medals in U.S. Senior Open Qualifying at Sudden Valley

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
U.S. Senior Open Sectional Qualifying Recap

Scott Taylor of Monroe, Wash. shot 1-under 71 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 65 players who competed today in U.S. Senior Open Sectional qualifying

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Golf Talk Seattle: May 11, 2019

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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Chris Crisologo Medals in U.S. Open Local Qualifying at Gamble Sands

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
U.S. Open Local Qualifying at Gamble Sands Recap

Chris Crisologo of Richmond, B.C. shot 5-under 65 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 80 players who competed today

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Spencer Tibbits Medals in U.S. Open Local Qualifying at Gold Mountain

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
U.S. Open Local Qualifying at Gold Mountain Recap

Spencer Tibbits of Vancouver, Wash. shot 7-under 65 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 102 players

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Golf Talk Seattle: May 4, 2019

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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Golf Talk Seattle: April 27, 2019

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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Team WSGA Wins 14th Annual PNGA Cup

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
Team WSGA wins 14th Annual PNGA Cup

Team WSGA mounted a comeback in today’s Singles matches to win the 14th Annual PNGA Cup, held this week at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore.

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New World Handicap System Prepares for Implementation Beginning in 2020

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
World Handicap System

Golf’s new World Handicap System, which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping

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Northwest’s Top Amateurs Selected to Compete in LPGA Legends Cup

Sunday, April 28th, 2019
NW Seniors to compete in LPGA Legends Cup

Four top senior women amateurs from the Pacific Northwest have received exemptions to compete alongside members of The Legends Tour

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Washington State Golf Association Selects Team for 14th Annual PNGA Cup

Friday, April 26th, 2019
WSGA selects team for 14th Annual PNGA Cup

The Washington State Golf Association’s (WSGA) Championship Selection Committee has announced its team to represent the Association

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Cogswell, Fallgren, Stamey and Wrigley Claim Titles in 10th WSGA Champion of Champions

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Champions are crowned at 10th WSGA Champion of Champions

The 10th Washington State Golf Association Champion of Champions concluded play today at The Home Course

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Defending Champs take lead in first round at WSGA Champion of Champions

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
WSGA Champion of Champions Round 1 Recap

In today’s first round at the 10th Annual WSGA Champion of Champions, Jon McCaslin of Olympia

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Golf Talk Seattle: April 20, 2019

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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Golf Talk Seattle: April 13, 2019

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, Golf Talk Seattle! In this edition, Josh Kerns visits with:

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WSGA Launches 2019 Championship Season with 10th Annual Champion of Champions

Monday, April 22nd, 2019
2019 WSGA championship season begins

The first round of the 10th Annual WSGA Champion of Champions, conducted by

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Golf Talk Seattle: April 6, 2019

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Now on the number one tee, it's the premier of Golf Talk Seattle.

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National Golf Foundation Releases 2019 Golf Industry Report

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
National Golf Foundation Releases Golf Industry Report

The National Golf Foundation (NGF), the only trade organization that works with every sector within the golf industry

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LPGA Legends Pro-Am – Single Golfer Special

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Act now and play with an LPGA Legend in the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup Pro-Am.

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The USGA and The R&A Release Clarification to Rule 4.1b

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The USGA and The R&A have provided a clarification that introduces a Local Rule

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WATCH: Celebrating 125 Years of Golf in America: Washington

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Celebrating 125 Years of Golf in America: Washington

As part of their 125th anniversary celebration, the USGA is highlighting the game of golf in all 50 states

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Angela Zhang wins national title at Drive, Chip and Putt Championships

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Angela Zhang wins Drive, Chip and Putt national title

Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Wash. may be a young star in the making after her dominant performance, winning the Girls 7-9 division

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Catching up with Ryan Moore

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Catching up with Ryan Moore

At the recent Valspar Championship held on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook Resort in Florida, Garrett Johnston

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USGA Golf Innovation Symposium demonstrates global opportunities for the game

Monday, April 1st, 2019
2019 USGA Golf Innovation Symposium

Following a successful two-day summit in Tokyo that elevated the latest global research

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Angela Bowers first female Evans Caddie Scholar from Victoria GC

Monday, March 25th, 2019
Bowers becomes first female Evans Scholar from Victoria GC

by Brad Ziemer for British Columbia Golf

In caddie parlance, they are called “loops” and Angela Bowers has made more than 140 of them at Victoria (B.C.) Golf Club.

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Rules Ramblings: Episode 2

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Tell us how you really feel! We hit the streets to get your thoughts on the new Rules of Golf.

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Why I want my grandkids to play golf

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Why I want my grandkids to play golf

by Jeff Tolman

I am blessed to have four happy, healthy, wonderful grandchildren, ages nine, seven, three and one.

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USGA holds 5th Golf Innovation Symposium

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
USGA holds Golf Innovation Symposium

The 5th United States Golf Association Golf Innovation Symposium was held March 12-13, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Rules Ramblings: Episode 1

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

With a new set of Rules now in effect, we took to the streets to get your opinions on the new Rules of Golf.

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Player of the Year Brittany Kwon to compete for spot in LPGA’s ANA Inspiration

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Kwon to compete for spot in LPGA's ANA Inspiration

The ANA Junior Inspiration and the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) announced Brittany Kwon of Bremerton, Wash. and Central Kitsap High School

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Registration Now Open For Drive, Chip And Putt Qualifiers

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Registration Opens for 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt

The USGA, PGA of America and the Masters Tournament announced that qualifying registration for Drive, Chip, and Putt is now officially open

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Score Posting Season Begins

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Score Posting Season Begins

Score posting season in WSGA territory has officially begun.

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Northwest Influential: The Architects

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Northwest Influential: The Architects

by Tony Dear

Golf in the Pacific Northwest has a rich history, full of characters, frontrunners, visionaries

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Lee Elder Makes USGA History as Bob Jones Award Recipient

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Lee Elder

The USGA will honor Lee Elder with its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award

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U.S. Amateur Returns to Oakmont, Ridgewood, Cherry Hills, Hazeltine National, The Olympic Club and Merion

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sites for six U.S. Amateur Championships

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Road To The 2019 Open Championships Begins February 20

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

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

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

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

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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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