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WSGA Archive for the ‘WSGA Features’ Category

Podcast: NW Golf Show 8/18/2018

Saturday, August 18th, 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!)

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

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

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

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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WSGA Executive Director/CEO Troy Andrew joins “Q it up Sports” on Q13FOX

Monday, May 14th, 2018

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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WSGA CEO Troy Andrew joins Pro Golf Podcast to discuss the Washington Golf Pass

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

WSGA CEO and Executive Director Troy Andrew recently joined Justin Morrison and Brandon Wilhelm from Pro Golf Seattle on the Pro Golf Podcast

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Video: 2018 WSGA Championships Preview

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Previewing the 2018 WSGA Championship schedule.

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Meet the team: Nicole Bivins

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The WSGA would like to welcome Nicole Bivins aboard as the new office administrator for the Association.

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USGA’s Thomas Pagel gives update of Rules modernization at IAGA conference

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The 51st Annual Conference of the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) was held November 5-8, 2017 at the We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Enter to win Two VIP Tickets for Feherty Off Tour

Monday, October 30th, 2017
Enter to win VIP Tickets to Feherty Off Tour

Enter to win Two VIP Tickets for Feherty Off Tour, November 15, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, Wash.

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David Feherty Brings His Comedic Chops to WSGA Territory

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
David Feherty brings Comedic Chops to WSGA Territory

The WSGA has partnered with David Feherty in bringing his one-man show to the Pantages Theater in Tacoma on November 15, 2017. WSGA members receive a

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The Book of Barron

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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

Monday, June 12th, 2017

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Video: Five Club Fun

Friday, May 26th, 2017

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

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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Video: Ken Still “The Stick”

Friday, May 5th, 2017

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

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

As of March 1 you can begin posting scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the Washington State Golf Association. The WSGA is a seasonal golf association which has a period of time (November 15 to the last day of February) in which scores played from within its boundaries are not acceptable for handicap computational purposes.

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Handicap Spotlight: Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) and Score Posting; ‘NH’ showing at GHIN or Club

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) and Score Posting

Scores made when a Local Rule for Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) is in effect must be posted for handicap purposes unless the Committee (preferably the Handicap Committee in consultation with the Committee in charge of the course) determines that course conditions are so poor that such scores are not acceptable and should not be posted.

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Rules Spotlight: Preferred Lies and/or Winter Rules

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

One of the primary principles of the Rules of Golf is to "play the ball as it lies," which the WSGA strongly recommends in most instances.

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Let’s Play Two; Golf and baseball go hand-in-hand for Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Sims

Monday, February 13th, 2017
Dave Sims

by Jim Street

It took a while for the golf bug that bit 14-year-old Dave Sims nearly 50 years ago

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The First Tee’s Impact in 2016

Monday, February 6th, 2017

In 2016, the First Tee of South Puget Sound was able to provide programming on the golf course, in the schools, and in the communities to 37,260 youth in Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap counties.

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Active Score Posting Season Right Around the Corner

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The active score posting season is almost upon us!!! 

On March 1st you can again begin posting scores for rounds played within the boundaries of the WSGA.

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Posting Scores During Inactive Score Posting Period

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

With just two weeks until our Inactive Score Posting Period we would like to pass along important information regarding the posting of scores during our Inactive Score Posting Period

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Important reminders for the upcoming Inactive Score Posting Period

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

As the golfing season draws to a close we would like to give you information regarding your membership with the WSGA and the posting of scores during our Inactive season, November 15 to the last day of February.

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Video: Rules R Us #5

Friday, May 27th, 2016

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Video: Rules R Us, #4

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Rules R Us

If you could have as many clubs as you want, how many would you have?

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Video: Jordan Spieth becomes youngest player since 1923 to win U.S. Open championship

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Slideshow: the 115th U.S. Open Championship

Friday, June 26th, 2015
U.S. Open Slideshow

Check out a gallery of photos taken by WSGA staff on-site at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, WA.

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Videos: U.S. Open final round interviews

Sunday, June 21st, 2015
U.S. Open Final Round

Jordan Spieth Introduced as champion in press conference at Chambers Bay

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Videos: U.S. Open Round 3 Interviews

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Jordan Spieth on being behind the final pairing on Sunday (transcript #1 | transcript #2):


Quotes from Jason Day after his round 3 performance (read transcript):

JASON DAY: I didn't feel that great coming out early, and then felt like -- I felt pretty groggy on the front nine just from the drugs that I had in my system, then kind of flushed that out on the back nine.

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Video: 2015 U.S. Open Spectator Experience (PCTV)

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

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Videos: U.S. Open Round 2 Interviews

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Phil Mickelson says Chambers Bay is a fair test (read full transcript):


Jordan Spieth on par-4 18th at Chambers Bay (read full transcript):


Tiger Woods on round 2 at 2015 U.S. Open (read full transcript):


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Video: An early morning behind the scenes with grounds keepers (PCTV)

Friday, June 19th, 2015

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Videos: U.S. Open Round 1 Interviews

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Video: Tiger Woods finds a bright spot in round 1 (read full transcript):


Video: Jason Day loves the local fans at Chambers Bay (read full transcript):


Early Round 1 co-leader Dustin Johnson on his impressions of Chambers Bay (read full transcript):


Early Round 1 co-leader Henrik Stenson on planning for Chambers Bay (read full transcript):


Phil Mickelson post-round interview, Round 1 (read full transcript):


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Video: U.S. Open Practice Rounds, Day 3

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Mike Davis on possibility of returning to Chambers Bay (read full transcript):


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Videos: U.S. Open Practice Rounds, Day 2 Interviews

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Phil Mickelson on the Pacific Northwest as a major championship host (read full transcript):


Rickie Fowler says Chambers Bay will level the playing field (read full transcript):


Rory McIliroy on his comfort-level with Chambers Bay-style play (read full transcript):


University Place's Michael Putnam on the local excitement leading up to this U.S.

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Davis and Jones Discuss the Design of Chambers Bay

Monday, June 15th, 2015

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Videos: U.S. Open Practice Rounds, Day 1 Interviews

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Ryan Moore on whether he has a home-field advantage at Chambers Bay (read full transcript):


Jordan Spieth on his caddy Michael Greller's local connection (read full transcript):

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Video: Ryan Moore on the U.S. Open’s many local connections (Q13)

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Puyallup's Ryan Moore comments on the many local connections in this U.S. Open, including three former University of Washington Huskies who qualified in the recent sectional qualifier at Tumble Creek Club in Cle Elum, WA.:


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USGA Announces Groupings and Starting Times for 115th U.S. Open

Friday, June 12th, 2015
Michael Putnam

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship

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Know Before You Go: How to Attend the US Open (TNT)

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay will be the biggest major sporting event ever hosted in the South Sound, and for first-time championship spectators, it may be overwhelming.

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Video: Building a temporary city from beginning to end (PCTV)

Friday, June 12th, 2015

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One of University Place’s own – Michael Putnam – qualifies for the US Open (TNT)

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Michael Putnam didn't want to just be a gracious host for house guests at the 115th United States Open championship in his hometown of University Place.

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A Caddie’s Inside Look to Winning at Chambers Bay, by Chris Ming

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Longtime caddie at Chambers Bay, Chris Ming breaks down the course hole by hole, giving an insider’s view on what it will take to play each hole and win the 2015 U.S. Open.

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Video: June forecast for Chambers Bay could bring a mixed bag (PCTV)

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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Video: Rare for U.S. Open to be held on a municipal golf course (PCTV)

Friday, May 29th, 2015

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Video: Former County Executive John Ladenburg on Chambers Bay (PCTV)

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Video: Billy Horschel Previews Chambers Bay (Yahoo Sports)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Horschel US Open Preview

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Video: Pierce County News, Special U.S. Open Edition (PCTV)

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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Video: Opportunity to chase a dream makes U.S. Open more special (Q13)

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

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Video: Local golfers trying to qualify for U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in June (Q13)

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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WSGA Winter Series Challenge – January Points

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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Salsbury Holds On in Final Round to Claim the 88th Washington State Amateur

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
WSGA Men's Amateur

Tyler Salsbury of Enumclaw, Wash. shot an even-par 71 in today's final round to win the 88th Washington State Amateur Championship, held at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash.

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Video: Play 9, Play More (USGA Spot)

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

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Troubleshooting Problems with Internet Explorer 11 and GHIN

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Having trouble using GHIN products after updating your Microsoft Internet Explorer to version 11? Our first suggestion would be to try Firefox, which is the recommended browser for all GHIN products.

However, the instructions below may be of some assistance in getting GHIN (and other) web pages to work correctly with MSIE 11...

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Kitsap Sun: WSGA president Horton known as one of the good guys

Friday, September 6th, 2013

By Chuck Stark

(This article appeared in the Friday, August 23, 2013 edition of Kitsap Sun newspaper, and is used by permission)

At a time when many people start to slow down and reflect on what they might have accomplished in their careers, Frank Horton keeps doing what he does best: Helping people feel good about themselves.

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Video: Jack Nicklaus at the American Lake Veterans Golf Course groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nicklaus Nine

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Invitation to Attend Annual Golf Summit

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Joe Beditz of the National Golf Foundation (L), and Chambers Bay course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

The Annual Golf Summit of Washington is set for Tuesday, March 26, at Chambers Bay, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open. The summit is conducted by the Golf Alliance of Washington, which consists of the Washington State Golf Association, Pacific Northwest Section PGA, Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association, and the Evergreen Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America.

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Troy Andrew Talks The Home Course on KLAY Radio

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
The Home Course

Troy Andrew, CEO of The Home Course, is interviewed on KLAY Radio about the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links!

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Local Boy Makes Good – Fred Couples to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Fred Couples in 1976, on his way to winning the PNGA Junior Amateur.

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will enshrine Seattle native Fred Couples as the first member of the Class of 2013. Couples will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at its Induction Ceremony on Monday, May 6, 2013, at World Golf Village in St.

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Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course Will Be No Beach Vacation

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Article courtesy Cybergolf  By: Tony Dear

Unless Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or one of the 20 PGA professionals in the field shoots three straight 63s establishing a 10-stroke lead, it's likely the most intriguing story prior to the final round of the 94th PGA Championship will be the venue.

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Golf, Delivered – Inventor creates a common-sense app for golf

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Well, for Sean Duttry, it wasn’t so much a matter of breaking rules as it was a matter of breaking down barriers. He has delivered the world of golf into the palm of your hand, and hedid it by creating an app that fits on your phone that fits in your pocket.

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Day Three at the PGA Merchandise Show

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

 by Tony Dear  

The Friday of PGA Show week gives the best indication of the state of the industry. On Wednesday, probably only half the people registered for the event will be present and everyone wants to hit the new clubs.

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Day Two at the PGA Merchandise Show

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

 by Tony Dear   (A former British PGA apprentice professional and member of the University of Liverpool golf team, Tony Dear is an award-winning freelance golf travel writer now living in Bellingham, Wash. He contributes to numerous golf publications on both sides of the Atlantic, and is the editorial director for

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And the Beat Goes on…

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

  Our frontline man, Tony Dear, is on the scene at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, the ‘Center of the Golf Universe’ every year in late January. He’ll be sending us updates while he’s there.   Ailing? Yes. Dead? Certainly not.   The golf industry has had a very tough couple of years…who hasn’t?

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Brave New Post-Tiger World

Monday, November 15th, 2010

After going winless in 2010 (the first winless season of his career), Woods moves forward into a golf world that might not recognize him any longer

by Blaine Newnham

For the first time in more than a decade – like 14 years – Tiger Woods did not win a tournament and was not invited to this week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Maui, the opening event of the PGA Tour season.

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Follow local writer Blaine Newnham at the 2010 U.S. Open

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Click on any of the following U.S. Open stories by Blaine Newnham from Cybergolf's web site. Links will be updated daily

Thursday at the U.S. Open: A Blue Bird Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach - Still 'America's' Golf Course

U.S. Open Starter Nears Final Hurrah

Was Pebble Beach Unfair or Did It Reveal the Open Champion?

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