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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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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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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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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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Bill Ackerley hired as new WWGCSA executive director

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Bill Ackerley hired as new WWGCSA executive director

The Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association (WWGCSA) has announced the hiring of Bill Ackerley as its new executive director.

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USGA and R&A Launch Golf’s Global Distance Insights Project

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

The USGA and the R&A have launched a comprehensive project to analyze distance in golf and gather perspectives from the worldwide golf community.

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An Icon of the Golf Industry Retires

Monday, May 14th, 2018
An Icon of the Golf Industry Retires

By Troy Andrew, PNGA/WSGA CEO/Executive Director

(This article can be seen in the May 2018 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine)

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USGA Increases Commitment to Growing the Game Through PLAY9 Program

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
USGA Grows the Game through PLAY9 Program

As part of its ongoing efforts to grow the game within local golf communities, the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced plans to celebrate the fifth year

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Washington’s Wendy Ward Makes Legends Debut in Kingston

Friday, May 4th, 2018
Wendy Ward set to make Legends Debut

Four-time LPGA champion Wendy Ward may get a chance to repeat some history in June when The Legends Tour comes to the Greater Seattle area.

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Golf’s economic impact on display at 2018 National Golf Day on Capitol Hill

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
11th Annual National Golf Day

by Garrett Johnston

Wednesday, April 25, marked the 11th annual National Golf Day. Many of us celebrated at our office desks

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The Right Stuff

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
The Right Stuff

Justin Gravatt brings all the best qualities, and for all the right reasons, to his position as PGA head pro at The Home Course

by Bart Potter

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Win a spot in LPGA Legends Pro-Am

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Tee it up in the White Horse Women's Team Scramble on June 6, 2018 and if your group posts the lowest gross or net team score your two-woman team

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2018 Women’s Golf Day happens June 5

Monday, March 26th, 2018
2018 Women's Golf Day happens June 5

Fast approaching Year 3, Women’s Golf Day is a one-day event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime.

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The Lasting Impact of Brooks Whittle

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
The Lasting Impact of Brooks Whittle

Brooks K. Whittle of Seattle passed away on February 24, 2018. He was 89.

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Seattle to host 2018 USA Special Olympic Games; golf included as one of the sports

Friday, February 16th, 2018
Seattle to host 2018 USA Special Olympic Games

Seattle, Washington will play host to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, the national games for Special Olympics in the United States.

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Mark Newell elected as 65th USGA president; past PNGA president Cliff Shahbaz, former IGA board of director Stephen Beebe remain on Executive Comittee

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Mark Newell of McLean, Va. has been elected to serve a one-year term as the 65th

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WSGA launches free Washington Golf Pass

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
WSGA launches free Washington Golf Pass

On February 1, 2018, the Washington State Golf Association launched a brand new benefit for WSGA members.

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USGA Announces Winners of 2018 Service Awards

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

In recognition of outstanding contributions to the game of golf, the United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced its annual Service Awards winners.

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Joel Belsvik passes; former PNGA Distinguished Service Award recipient

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Joel Belsvik of Bellevue, Wash. passed away on January 19. He was 95. Joel spent his career as a Civil Servant, and in retirement he became a devoted volunteer

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Longtime WSGA volunteer George Egge passes

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Longtime WSGA volunteer George Egge passes

George Egge, a longtime volunteer for the WSGA, passed away on January 13 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 88.

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WWGCSA Loses a Friend in Andy Soden

Friday, January 19th, 2018
WWGCSA Loses a Friend in Andy Soden

Andy Soden, a member of the Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association and a leader among superintendents for decades, passed away earlier this month

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Shane Prante joins staff at The Home Course

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Shane Prante is the new Lead Golf Instructor at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. He began his new role at the course on January 3, 2018. He will oversee the facility's lessons, clinics, and junior programs, which are held throughout the year.

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WSGA Strengthens Partnership with USGA

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
WSGA Strengthens Partnership with USGA

New USGA regional golf association alliance created to support and stimulate grassroots community golf programs

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Qualifying schedule announced for 2019 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The United States Golf Association, Masters Tournament and PGA of America have officially launched the sixth year of the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

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UW Evans Scholars select their Executive Board

Monday, January 8th, 2018
UW Evans Scholars select Executive Board

The very first executive board of the University of Washington Evans Scholars was announced on January 7, following elections that were held on the Seattle campus.

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Green Committee Chairs Must Perform a Balancing Act

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Green Committee Chairs Must Perform a Balancing Act

By Jeff Shelley
(This article first appeared in The Golf Trades magazine.)

Although it’s an entirely voluntary position, the person leading

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USGA’s Mike Davis gives closing address 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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PNGA Hall of Famer and former WSGA President George Holland Passes

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Former WSGA President George Holland Passes

George Holland, a quintessential gentleman and great friend of the game whose impact on the region’s golf community will be felt for many years to come

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WSGA Elects Doug Rohner as President at 96th Annual Meeting

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
WSGA Elects Doug Rohner as President

At the 96th Annual Meeting of the Washington State Golf Association, Doug Rohner of Fircrest, Wash. was elected the association’s president.

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2017 Volunteer of the Year: Bill Best

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
2017 Volunteer of the Year: Bill Best

At the 96th WSGA Annual Meeting, held Oct. 28 at Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville, Wash., Bill Best was honored as the 2017 George Holland Volunteer of the Year.

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Closing of a lifelong friend

Friday, October 6th, 2017
Wayne Golf Course: Closing of a lifelong friend

by Craig Smith

As Wayne Golf Course in Bothell, Wash. closes, so closes a chapter in so many lives, now giving way to memories.

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Goodbye to you, Joe Stevens

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Goodbye to you, Joe Stevens

I just wanted to let you know that Joe Stevens passed away on Thursday evening, October 5, 2017. He was 71.

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Every Shot Counts with Mark Broadie

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Join the First Tee of Greater Seattle and the Western Washington PGA Chapter on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Jefferson Park GC for an educational session featuring guest speaker Mark Broadie

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PNGA Hall of Famer Betty Jean (Rucker) Hulteng passes

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
PNGA Hall of Famer Betty Jean (Rucker) Hulteng Passes

Betty Jean (Rucker) Hulteng passed peacefully on September 22, 2017 in Hayden Lake, Idaho. She was 93. Betty Jean has been an inspiration to generations and will be missed in immeasurable ways.

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New CEO appointed to lead The First Tee as it reaches 20-year milestone

Friday, September 29th, 2017
New CEO Appointed to Lead The First Tee

Jersey City, New Jersey (September 29, 2017) – Keith Dawkins, an executive for Viacom’s Nickelodeon, will become The First Tee’s next CEO, it was announced today by the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors.

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Changing from TPP to TM

Friday, September 8th, 2017

As of January 1, 2018 TPP Online and TPP on the club's computer will not be supported by the USGA or WSGA.

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USGA and R&A Receive Extensive Feedback in Global Program to Modernize Golf’s Rules

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
USGA and R&A set to Begin Rules of Golf Review Process

FAR HILLS, N.J., USA and ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (September 7, 2017) -The USGA and The R&A have received comments on the proposed new Rules

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Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship Held This Week at Wine Valley

Monday, August 28th, 2017
WSGA Men's Mid-Am Held This Week

The 8th Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship is being held August 29-30 at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash.

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Tacoma native Andrew Yun qualifies for PGA TOUR

Monday, August 28th, 2017
Tacoma's Andrew Yun Qualifies for PGA TOUR

Former PNGA Junior Boys’ Amateur champion Andrew Yun has played his way onto the 2017-18 PGA TOUR season. The Tacoma native and Stanford graduate, who won the PNGA title in 2005, was ranked No. 13 on this year’s

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British Columbia wins team title at 45th Junior America’s Cup

Friday, July 28th, 2017
British Columbia wins 45th Junior America's Cup

Team British Columbia won the 45th Annual Junior America’s Cup, which was held this week at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

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Heidi Wills steps down from First Tee of Greater Seattle

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
First Tee of Greater Seattle Seeks Executive Director

An open letter from Craig Bruya, FTGS Board Chair

It is with much gratitude and appreciation that we send well wishes to our fearless leader, Heidi Wills, as she completes her time as Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Seattle.

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
The Subtleties of Rating Reversible Courses

The subtleties of rating a course are magnified when rating a reversible course, as at the soon-to-open Silvies Valley Ranch.

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Whalen, McCullough, Carlson to represent WSGA at 2017 Morse Cup

Friday, July 14th, 2017
WSGA Selects Morse Cup Team

Andrew Whalen of Ephrata, Wash., Drew McCullough of Richland, Wash., and Chase Carlson of Tacoma, Wash. will represent the Washington State Golf Association at this year’s Morse Cup

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Three Junior Players from Washington’s First Tee Chapters Selected for PGA Tour Champions Event

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Washington Junior's Selected for PGA TOUR Champions Event

The PGA TOUR Champions and The First Tee announced today the 81 junior golfers selected to play in the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship.

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Junior America’s Cup Returns to Washington: Team Washington looks to defend title at The Home Course

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
The Home Course to host Junior America's Cup

by Bart Potter

When Washington state hosts the Junior America’s Cup team competition this July, it will do so as defending champion.

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Former WSGA Player of the Year Kyle Stanley Wins for Second Time on PGA Tour

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
Stanley Earns Second PGA Tour Win

Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor, Wash. won his second PGA Tour title at the Quicken Loans National, defeating Charles Howell III with a par on the first playoff hole (No. 18) of sudden death.

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Alvarez, Fallgren, Alkins, Douthit Capture State Titles

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Champions Crowned at Women's Championships

Julianne Alvarez of Seattle shot rounds of 68-74-68 to win the 24th Washington State Women’s Amateur; Victoria Fallgren of Spokane won the 8th Washington State Women’s Mid-Amateur by nine shots

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The Founders: A groundbreaking film about the 13 amazing women who founded the LPGA

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
The Founders: The Birth of the LPGA

You're Invited!

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Washington State Women’s Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior Women’s and Super Senior Women’s Championships Being Held at The Home Course

Monday, June 26th, 2017
WSGA Women's Amateur Championships at The Home Course

The 24th Washington

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

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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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The ‘Art’ of Course Rating

Friday, June 16th, 2017
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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Rules from the Inside Out

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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

Monday, June 5th, 2017
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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Field Set for U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Tacoma C&GC

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

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

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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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Governor Inslee Proclaims May as Washington Golf Month; Golf Alliance of Washington releases Economic Impact Study

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Governor Proclaims May as Washington Golf Month

Governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation today at the state capitol in Olympia

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Champions Crowned at WIAA State Golf Championships

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
High School State Champions Crowned

Another year of high school golf is in the books as the WIAA boys’ and girls’ state golf championships wrapped up at several courses across the state.

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Meet the Team: Tanner Smith, USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The WSGA would like to welcome Tanner Smith aboard as our new USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern.

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Whalen and Whittle Capture Washington State Men’s Best-Ball; Bracht and Thorn Win Their First Senior Best-Ball

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Winners crowned at Best-Ball Championships

Cameron Whittle of Moses Lake and Aaron Whalen of Ephrata pulled away from the field with rounds of 65-63 to win the 61st Washington State

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USGA deepens commitment to growing golf through 2017 PLAY9 program

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

With a broader focus on golf at the local level, the USGA has rolled out plans in support of the PLAY9 program, with several courses in the WSGA territory holding a series of events on the ninth day of each month

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61st Washington State Men’s Best-Ball Championship and 24th Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship Being Held at Kalispel G&CC

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
WSGA Men's & Sr. Men's Best-Ball

Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Wash. is the venue this week for the

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Team IGA Wins PNGA Cup

Friday, May 5th, 2017
IGA wins PNGA Cup

Serving as the host golf association in the 12th Annual PNGA Cup held this week at TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho, Team IGA ran away in today's Singles matches to seal their first victory

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Lu, Chan and Pereira Co-Medal in U.S. Open Local Qualifying at Canterwood

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Gig Harbor, Wash. – Lorens Chan of Honolulu, HI, Corey Pereira of Cameron Park, Calif. and Jordan Lu of Vancouver, B.C. each shot 2-under par in sharing co-medalist honors to lead the field of 92 players who competed today in U.S.

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Host IGA Leads After Day One at 12th Annual PNGA Cup

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Day one recap from the PNGA Cup

After jumping out to an early, and slim, lead by taking 3.5 points in this morning’s Four-Ball matches in the 12th Annual PNGA Cup

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Kim Titus and Kelly Gardner Win Washington State Women’s Best-Ball

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Titus, Gardner Win Best-Ball Title

The duo of Kim Titus of Fox Island, Wash. and Kelly Gardner of Gig Harbor, Wash. combined on a 1-under par 70 in today's final round, and then

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Sand, Huo, Brandes and Klein Claim Titles in 8th Annual WSGA Champion of Champions

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Champions Crowned at Champ of Champs

The 8th Washington State Golf Association Champion of Champions concluded play today at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

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National Golf Day Celebrates 10th Anniversary on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Celebrating National Golf Day

The 10th annual National Golf Day was held April 26 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to celebrate and discuss the game’s nearly $70 billion economic impact

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WSGA Launches 2017 Championship Season with 8th Annual Champion of Champions

Monday, April 24th, 2017
WSGA Champ of Champs

The first round of the 8th Annual WSGA Champion of Champions, conducted by the Washington State Golf Association, will tee off on Tuesday, April 25 at The Home Course

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National Survey Finds That Most Private Clubs Promote Sustainability

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Three out of every four private clubs pursue sustainability, and the majority of clubs that don’t have sustainable practices plan to implement them in the future. This is just one of the key findings of the Environmental Behaviors & Practices survey, the first study of its kind to evaluate the environmental practices of private clubs across the United States.

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USGA and R&A Work with Handicap Authorities to Develop a Single World Handicap System

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Driving Distance Study

The USGA and R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game.

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Washington State Golf Association Selects Team for 12th Annual PNGA Cup

Monday, April 10th, 2017
WSGA Selects PNGA Cup Team

The Washington State Golf Association’s (WSGA) Championship Selection Committee has announced its team to represent the Association at the 12th PNGA Cup

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12th Annual PNGA Cup to be held at TimberStone Golf Course

Friday, April 7th, 2017

The 2017 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s (PNGA) championship season will kick off in early May as 48 of the top amateur golfers in the region prepare to square off in the 12th PNGA Cup, to be held May 3-5 at TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho.

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Four Washington Players to Compete in Drive, Chip & Putt Finals at Augusta National

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Drive. Chip & Putt Finals

Eighty junior golfers representing 30 U.S. states and one Canadian province have earned an invitation to Augusta National Golf Club

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Montgomery Ferreira plays in qualifier for LPGA’s first major of season

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Ferreira Plays in LPGA Qualfier

Montgomery Ferreira of University Place, Wash., along with 39 other elite junior golfers from around the world, was selected to compete in a qualifier for the chance to earn a spot in the opening LPGA major

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Adam Hagen hired as new Manager of Rules and Competition

Friday, March 24th, 2017

After a brief period of being away from the game, Adam Hagen has returned to the world he loves by being hired as the new Manager of Rules and Competition for the PNGA and WSGA.

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Jason Connery opens up about directing the movie ‘Tommy’s Honour’

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Connery talks 'Tommy's Honour'

by Tom Cade, Editor

It’s about time for a golf movie. And it’s about time for a golf movie about the first family of golf.

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Ken Still – a Northwest Legend Passes

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Remembering Ken Still

One of the Northwest’s first true sports celebrities, Ken Still of Tacoma passed away on Sunday, March 19 due to kidney failure. He was 82.

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USGA boss hopes to change more than golf’s Rules

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Changing More Than Rules

by Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

Variable-distance golf balls, courses that are more brown than green, hard and fast fairways, slower greens and balls with chips embedded in them that you will always be able to find.

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Evans Scholarships Awarded to Three Washington Caddies

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Three Evans Scholarships Awarded

Three high school caddies from the state of Washington have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full, four-year housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies,

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WSGA launches Youth on Course program; major initiative provides access to affordable golf for junior players

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
WSGA Launches Youth on Course

by Tony Dear

Steven Moore can’t wait to play more golf with his dad in 2017.

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Former WSGA CEO John Bodenhamer discusses proposed Rules changes

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Bodenhamer Discusses Rules

At the North American Golf Innovation Symposium, held in Vancouver, B.C. on March 6-7, the USGA’s Senior Managing Director of Championships

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New USGA Technology Helps Golf Facilities Manage Resource Consumption and Increase Productivity

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The USGA has introduced Resource Management, a new web-based product that will help golf course superintendents, owners and operators be more precise, efficient and productive in maintaining their facilities.

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USGA and R&A announce proposed changes to modernize golf’s Rules; asking for feedback

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Modernizing the Rules of Golf

The USGA and the R&A have unveiled a preview of proposed new Rules of Golf, as part of a joint initiative to modernize the Rules

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The Incredible Bob Hollister

Monday, February 27th, 2017
The Incredible Bob Hollister

by Ron Read

It’s hard to fully describe the pleasure of working with thousands of volunteers in my 43 years in golf. They gave their time and resources to the Game of Golf, usually for one reason – their love for their pastime.

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Robert S. Hollister, CCM

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Robert S. Hollister, CCM

Bob Hollister, 67, of Steilacoom, Wash. passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born on July 31, 1949 in Seattle, and grew up on Browns Point near Tacoma.Bob leaves a 40-year legacy of service as general manager at more than 10 private clubs in the Puget Sound region.

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Andrew Putnam wins Web.com Tour event in Panama

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Putnam Wins Web.com Event

Andrew Putnam of University Place, Wash. won the Panama Claro Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title, beating Chris Baker with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff.

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WE ARE GOLF to Host Community Service Project in D.C. with Industry Leaders

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
WE ARE GOLF

We Are Golf – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – will host a community service project in celebration of National Golf Day's 10th anniversary.

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USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 117th U.S. Open Championship

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced local qualifying sites for the 117th U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested for the first time at Erin Hills, in Erin, Wis., on June 15-18.

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USGA and R&A Publish Research on Driving Distance for 2016

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Driving Distance Study

The United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient have published their annual review of driving distance, a research document that reports important findings on driving distance in golf.

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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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USGA Conducts 2017 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
2017 USGA Annual Meeting

The 2017 USGA Annual Meeting & Service Awards Dinner was held in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, February 4. It was a day highlighted by

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UW students create new training aid as part of class

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
GolfScope

by Vinny Fiorino

Undergraduate students in the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business’ Entrepreneurship program taking the 400-level “Create a Company” class are given the task to launch a fully functioning business

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Bob Ford Selected by USGA as 2017 Bob Jones Award Winner

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The USGA will present its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award, to longtime Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club professional Bob Ford in a ceremony on June 13, 2017, during the week of the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

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IAGA holds regional meeting at Pumpkin Ridge

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
2017 IAGA Meeting

The Western Regional Meeting of the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) was held Jan. 29-31 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club outside of Portland, Ore.

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GOLF 20/20 Announces the Game’s 2016 Charitable Impact

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Golf 20/20

GOLF 20/20 – a collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the U.S. golf industry – has announced details about the game’s $3.9 billion annual charitable impact

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Drive, Chip & Putt Championship announces qualifying schedule for 2018 finals

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifying

The United States Golf Association, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America have officially launched the 2018 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

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