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

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

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

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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

Friday, September 14th, 2018

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

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
#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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Following the white ball across the country with the RGV Tour

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Catching up with the RGV Tour

Every new adventure begins with the crazy question, “What if….”

For Patrick Koenig, that question came at the end of a round of golf

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Seattle Basketball Legend Loves Golf

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Seattle Basketball Legend Loves Golf

by Jeff Shelley

Not many people know that another basketball coaching icon not named Bill Russell or Lenny Wilkens is a Seattle resident.

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Drive, Chip and Putt regional qualifier held at Chambers Bay

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Drive, Chip and Putt regional qualifier held at Chambers Bay

Eight junior golfers were awarded spots in the 2019 Drive, Chip and Putt National Championship after a regional qualifier

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Sides qualify for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

Monday, September 10th, 2018

The sides of Ben Garrett of Seattle, Wash. and Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Craig and Cody Roth of Bellingham, Wash. each teamed

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Five Northwest players qualify for U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Ginny Burkey of Eugene, Ore. shot 6-over 79 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 20 players who competed today in U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur sectional qualifying

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Where Are They Now?: Catching up with PNGA Hall of Famer Peggy Conley

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Where Are They Now?: Peggy Conley

by Jeff Shelley

Peggy Conley was coy when asked her age for this article. “Old enough to know better,” the Spokane native said with a chuckle.

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Olivia Benzin qualifies for LPGA’s Cambia Portland Classic

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Olivia Benzin of Tacoma, Wash. has earned a spot in this week’s LPGA Cambia Portland Classic, hosted by Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore.

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Reid Hatley wins Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Reid Hatley wins WSGA Men's Mid-Amateur

Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho shot rounds of 68-72 to win the 9th Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

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Koppenberg takes day one lead at Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
Round one recap: WSGA Men's Mid-Amateur

Jacob Koppenberg of Bellingham, Wash., fired a bogey-free 5-under par 67 to grab a narrow lead

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Top Northwest seniors ousted in U.S. Senior Amateur

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
Top Northwest seniors ousted in U.S. Senior Amateur

by Ron Bellamy

And then there were none.

The last three Pacific Northwest golfers remaining in the U.S. Senior Amateur

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Family Matters: The game helps keep the extended Mogg family close

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Family Matters

by Josh Kerns

For golf fanatic and Washington native Gary Mogg, a trip to Bandon Dunes last March was one of the highlights

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Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship Held this Week at Suncadia

Monday, August 27th, 2018
WSGA Men's Mid-Am held this week at Suncadia

The 9th Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship is being held August 28-29 on the Rope Rider course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash.

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Brandes, O’Donnell, McNelis advance at U.S. Senior Amateur

Monday, August 27th, 2018
Brandes, O'Donnell and McNelis advance at U.S. Senior Am

by Ron Bellamy

Clearly, experience counts for something in an event like the U.S. Senior Amateur.

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Northwest players in position after first day at U.S. Senior Amateur

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

by Ron Bellamy

Two friends who happen to be icons in Pacific Northwest amateur golf had similar philosophies Saturday

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Rohde, Koppenberg, Strickland and Hatley qualify for U.S. Mid-Amateur

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Jacob Rohde of Everett, Wash. and Jacob Koppenberg of Bellingham, Wash. each shot even-par 71 to earn co-medalist honors in leading the field of 70 players

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Hometown heroes created Harrington G&CC

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Hometown heroes created Harrington G&CC

by Bob Bostwick

Driving 13 miles south of Davenport in Lincoln County outside of Spokane, on State Highway 28, a slight left turn puts you onto 3rd Street

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Alex Prugh earns PGA TOUR card for 2018-19 season

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Alex Prugh earns 2018-19 PGA TOUR Card

Alex Prugh of Spokane, Wash. is headed back to the PGA TOUR.

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Northwest golfers set to compete in U.S. Senior Amateur at Eugene CC

Monday, August 20th, 2018
Northwest golfers set to compete in U.S. Senior Amateur

by Ron Bellamy

Johnny Coppedge admits that he certainly won’t be the best golfer in the field in the 64th U.S. Senior Amateur

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First Green merges with GCSAA

Friday, August 17th, 2018
First Green merges with GCSAA

by Jeff Shelley

Initially announced at the Golf Industry Show in February, Bellevue, Wash.-based First Green Foundation is moving forward

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16-year old Ian Siebers leads strong local showing at U.S. Amateur

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Siebers leads strong local showing at U.S. Amateur

The local flavor runs deep at the 118th U.S. Amateur Championship, being held this week at Pebble Beach Golf Links

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The USGA and The R&A to Engage Global Golf Community in Distance Insights Project

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
USGA and R&A plan to limit green-reading materials

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Aug. 14, 2018) - In an effort to thoroughly inform the Distance Insights project through the lens of the global golf community

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Nate Stember wins Hogan Cup Individual Title

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Nate Stember of Portland, Ore. won the individual title of the 50th Hogan Cup, held Aug. 11-12 at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland.

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50th Hogan Cup being held at Riverside G&CC

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Forty-eight of the most talented junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada are gathering for the 50th playing of the Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches

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RJ Manke completes final round comeback to win Washington State Amateur

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
RJ Manke wins 92nd Washington State Men's Am

RJ Manke of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 67-64-64 to win the 92nd Washington State Amateur Championship

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Brian Mogg seizes lead after second round in Washington State Amateur

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Brian Mogg seizes round 2 lead at 92nd WSGA Men's Amateur

Brian Mogg of Issaquah, Wash., fired a 5-under-par 65 in today’s second round of the 92nd Washington State Amateur

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Andrew Putnam earns spot in PGA Championship with first PGA Tour win

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Andrew Putnam earns spot in PGA Championship

by Garrett Johnston

After 49 starts on the PGA Tour and a long journey on the Web.com Tour, Andrew Putnam finally broke through

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Butler, Almonte and Mogg tied for early lead in Washington State Amateur

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
Butler, Almonte & Mogg tied for WSGA Men's Am round 1 lead

Brian Mogg of Issaquah, Wash., Michael Butler of Bellingham, Wash. and Michael Almonte of Fircrest, Wash.

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92nd Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship being held this week at Gamble Sands

Sunday, August 5th, 2018
92nd WSGA Men's Am being held at Gamble Sands

The 92nd Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship is set to take place August 7-9 at Gamble Sands

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Herzog and Titus team up to win inaugural WSGA Mixed Chapman Championship

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Herzog and Titus win inaugural Mixed Chapman Championship

Andrew Herzog and Kim Titus, both of Fox Island, Wash., teamed up to shoot 4-under-par 68 to win the inaugural

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Washington State Golf Association holds inaugural Mixed-Chapman Championship

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
Inaugural Mixed-Chapman Championship

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) will conduct the inaugural WSGA Mixed-Chapman Championship on August 3, 2018.

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Rees Jones, Inc. design team discusses the home of the 2018 PGA Championship

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

ASGCA Past President Rees Jones (Rees Jones, Inc. Golf Course Design) and Bryce Swanson, ASGCA, responded to questions via Twitter July 31, discussing Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, MO.

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WSWPLA holds 85th Championship

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The Washington State Women’s Public Links Association (WSWPLA) held their 85th Championship in July at Allenmore GC in Tacoma.

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WSWGA Crowns New Champion

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The 96th Washington State Women’s Golf Association (WSWGA) State Championship was held at Sahalee Country Club in late July.

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USGA and R&A announce plans to limit use of green-reading materials beginning in 2019

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
USGA and R&A plan to limit green-reading materials

The USGA and The R&A are proposing regulations regarding the use of green-reading materials, reaffirming the need for a player to read greens based on their own judgment

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Jim McNelis Medals in U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying at Tacoma

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Jim McNelis of Gig Harbor, Wash. shot 1-under-par 71 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 64 players

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Isaiah Salinda Breaks Through Star-Studded Field to Capture 2018 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Salinda followed up his record setting round-three performance with a comfortable one-over-par 73 (71-67-62-72-272) to win by a single stroke.

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Local Golfer Isaiah Salinda Posts Competitive Course Record and Leads Pacific Coast Amateur Heading into Final Round

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Salinda, a former junior member at The Olympic Club and current senior on the Stanford men's golf team, finished with five-straight birdies to post a new competitive course record.

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Eckroat Continues to Roll at Pacific Coast Amateur

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Eckroat, a sophomore on the Oklahoma State from Edmond, Okla., posted his second round under-par to take a three-stroke lead into the final 36-holes; Washington State Golf Association wins Morse Cup team competition by a single-stroke.

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WSGA Wins Morse Cup Competition in 2018 Pacific Coast Amateur

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
WSGA Wins 2018 Morse Cup Competition

Against one of the strongest fields in the history of the event, the three-man team from the Washington State Golf Association came from behind in today’s second round to win the Morse Cup

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Austin Eckroat Jumps Out to One Stroke Lead at Pacific Coast Amateur

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Eckroat, a sophomore on the Oklahoma State men's golf team from Edmond, Okla., posted six-under-par 65 early in the day to set the bar high for the afternoon pairings; Alberta Golf jumps to early Morse Cup lead in team competition.

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Pacific Coast Amateur Heads to The Olympic Club

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

The Olympic Club’s Lake Course, rich in golf history, welcomes the 90-player field of elite amateurs from across the world; This marks the second year-in-a-row that the Dr. Ed Updegraff Trophy will be contested at a US Open Venue with The Olympic Club last hosting the USGA event in 2012.

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Craig and Cody Roth win Washington State Parent-Child Championship

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Craig and Cody Roth win Parent-Child Championship

Craig and Cody Roth of Bellingham, Wash. combined to shoot 5-under-par 66 to win the 10th Washington State Parent-Child Championship

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Highsmith, Ansett and Hatley selected for 2018 WSGA Morse Cup Team

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
WSGA selects 2018 Morse Cup team

Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash., Eric Ansett of Spokane, Wash. and Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho have been selected to represent

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Yakima CC Hosting Washington State Parent-Child Championship

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Yakima CC hosts WSGA Parent-Child Championship

The 10th Annual Washington State Parent-Child Championship is taking place at Yakima (Wash.) Country Club on Friday, July 20

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Derek Bayley Medals in U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying at Palouse Ridge

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Derek Bayley of Rathdrum, Idaho shot rounds of 64-74 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 50 players who competed today in 36-hole U.S. Amateur Sectional qualifying

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Jacob Koppenberg Medals in U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying at Lake Spanaway

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Jacob Koppenberg of Bellingham, Wash. shot rounds of 66-66 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 71 players who competed today in 36-hole U.S. Amateur Sectional qualifying

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WSGA Player of the Year Derek Bayley wins Rosauers for second time

Monday, July 16th, 2018
Derek Bayley wins second Rosauers Open

Derek Bayley of Rathdrum, Idaho won the 2018 Rosauers Open Invitational by three strokes after firing rounds of 72-62-66-200

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Volunteer for Special Olympics Washington this Summer!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Volunteer for Special Olympics Washington

Special Olympics Washington is getting ready for their summer season events and are looking for volunteers. Four golf tournaments across Washington will be held.

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Ryan Moore returns to Scotland for his eighth Open Championship

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Ryan Moore set to compete in British Open

by Garrett Johnston
@JohnstonGarrett

Cascade Christian grad Ryan Moore of Puyallup, Wash. heads to Scotland next week for the oldest championship in golf, The Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links.

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Scott Rohrer from South Carolina Wins Third Straight Special Olympics USA Games Gold

Sunday, July 8th, 2018
Special Olympics USA Games Golf Recap

by Steve Bruce

Scott Rohrer of Team South Carolina added a third gold medal to his trophy case on

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USGA Announces Revisions to Selection Process for International Team Competitions

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

The USGA announced today a series of revisions to the association’s selection process for international teams that will now provide for some automatic selections

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Benzin leads wire-to-wire to win Washington State Women’s Amateur, Fallgren defends Mid-Amateur title

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Benzin and Fallgren Capture State Titles

Olivia Benzin of Tacoma shot rounds of 69-72-77 to win the 25th Washington State Women’s Amateur; Victoria Fallgren

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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

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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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WSGA Women’s Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior and Super Senior Women’s Championships Being Held at Lake Spanaway

Monday, June 25th, 2018
Women's Amateur Championships being held at Lake Spanaway

The 25th Washington State Women’s Amateur Championship is being held concurrently

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Chandler McDowell Medals at U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier at The Club at Rock Creek

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Chandler McDowell of Springbrook, Alta. shot 1-under par 71 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 40 players

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Lauryn Nguyen Medals at U.S. Girls’ Junior Qualifier at Fircrest Golf Club

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Lauryn Nguyen of Seattle shot 3-under-par 70 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 50 players

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Debby King Medals in U.S. Senior Women’s Open Qualifying at Fairwood

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Qualifier held for inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open

Debby King of Eugene, Ore. shot 3-over 74 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 14 players who competed today in U.S. Senior Women’s

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USGA’s official statement on ruling of Phil Mickelson during third round of U.S. Open

Monday, June 18th, 2018

There appears to be some continued uncertainty about the basis of the ruling with Phil Mickelson during the third round of the 118th U.S. Open

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Hatley and McCullough make good showing in Mexican Amateur

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
McCullough, Hatley make good showing at Mexican Amateur

Drew McCullough of Richland, Wash. and Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho both finished high on the leaderboard

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Philip Jonas Medals in U.S. Senior Open Qualifying at Cedars at Dungeness

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Philip Jonas of Surrey, B.C. shot 3-under 69 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 43 players who competed today in U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifying at the par-72 Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course in Sequim, Wash.

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Trish Johnson Wins Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup

Monday, June 11th, 2018
Trish Johnson wins Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup

Great Britain’s Trish Johnson woke up her putter and closed out the win in The Legends Tour’s inaugural Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup

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USGA to Hold 2019 Golf Innovation Symposium in Tokyo

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Furthering the organization’s commitment to invest in innovative research, invite broad discussion about the game and deliver impactful technological advances

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WSGA selects McCullough and Hatley to represent Washington in Mexican Amateur

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
McCullough and Hatley to represent Washington in Mexican Amateur

Drew McCullough of Richland, Wash. and Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho have been selected by the Washington State

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Putnam and Babcock advance to U.S. Open through Sectional Qualifying

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
Putnam and Babcock advance through Sectionals to U.S. Open

Michael Putnam of University Place, Wash. and Christopher Babcock of Shoreline, Wash. have advanced through 36-hole Sectional qualifying

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Nick Bivins named 1A high school Coach of the Year

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Nick Bivins, who coaches the boys’ golf team at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, was named “Coach of the Year” for the 1A Nisqually League.

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Field set for Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup; WSGA members receive ticket discounts

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Field set for Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup

The Legends Tour has announced its 30-player tournament field for the inaugural Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup

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Two Northwest teams fall in semis at U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Northwest Teams fall in semis at U.S. Four-Ball

The teams of Kyle Cornett of Seattle and Patrick Sato of Bellevue, and of Carson Barry of Eagle, Idaho and Sam Tidd of Meridian, Idaho both fell in their semifinal matches

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WSGA Players of the Year Kwon and Peters win high school state titles

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Players of the Year Kwon and Peters win high school titles

Brittany Kwon of Bremerton, Wash. has won the 2018 3A High School Girls’ State Golf Championship

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