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WSGA Archive for the ‘Youth Golf’ Category

Taighan Chea wins Boys 7-9 title in Drive, Chip & Putt Finals at Augusta

Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Taighan Chea wins at Drive, Chip, & Putt Championships

Taighan Chea of Bothell, Wash. took home the title in the Boys 7-9 age division at the National Finals

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Four local juniors head to Augusta for the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Local juniors qualify for Drive, Chip and 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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Local junior Montgomery Ferreira earns invitation to LPGA Major Championship qualifier

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Montgomery Ferreira earns invitation to LPGA Major qualifier

Montgomery Ferreira of University Place, Wash. has been selected to compete in the

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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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LPGA Foundation offers scholarships to young female golfers

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The 2018 LPGA Foundation scholarships are now available for application. These scholarship opportunities are available for all female junior golfers, and are not limited to LPGA-USGA Girls Golf participants.

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Washington junior Zach Huang featured on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Washington junior featured on Golf Channel's Morning Drive

Seattle native Zach Huang, a finalist at the 2017 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship held at August National last April, was featured by the Golf Channel on their Morning Drive

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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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SentryWorld to Host 2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship

Monday, December 18th, 2017

SentryWorld Golf Course in Stevens Point, Wis., has been selected by the USGA as the host site for the 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.

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Winter youth golf clinics with The First Tee of Greater Seattle

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The First Tee of Greater Seattle will host a three week Winter Clinic Series for juniors ages 7-18 at five different locations across King County.

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WSGA Youth on Course Auction

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
WSGA Youth on Course Auction

Treat yourself to a golf trip of a lifetime for two to Ireland! Highest bidder wins!

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Ryan Kallenberger named executive director of First Tee of South Puget Sound

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Ryan Kallenberger Named Executive Director for First Tee SPS

Ryan Kallenberger has been named the new executive director of The First Tee of South Puget Sound, an organization that introduces young people to the established Nine Core Values

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Spokane’s Daisy Dickenson selected to represent hospital at PGA TOUR event

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Spokane Junior to represent at PGA TOUR Event

Daisy Dickenson, 11, a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane, will have the experience of a lifetime when she represents the local hospital

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The First Tee of Greater Seattle selects Dan Wartelle as new executive director

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
First Tee of Greater Seattle Selects New Executive Director

Dan Wartelle has been named the new executive director of The First Tee of Greater Seattle, an international youth development organization that introduces the game of golf

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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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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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‘Family Day’ at Boeing Classic is Saturday, Aug. 26

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Boeing Classic – the region’s premier annual PGA TOUR Champions event – will provide families an up-close opportunity to watch golf legends compete

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Local First Tee chapters participate in inaugural Gearhart Cup

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

This past weekend nine participants from The First Tee of South Puget Sound and ten from The First Tee of Greater Seattle

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Southern California wins 49th Hogan Cup; Arasu earns medalist honors

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The team from Southern California pulled away on Sunday to win the 49th Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches, held Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13 at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Ore.

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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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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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Highline College has scholarships available for young women golfers

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

If you are looking to play golf in college and continue your education, the Highline College women’s golf program has scholarships available for the fall of 2017.

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

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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

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

Monday, June 19th, 2017

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

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Five Questions: Adam Heieck, Executive Director of Youth on Course

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The folks at WE ARE GOLF sat down with Adam Heieck, Executive Director of Youth on Course to get to know a bit more about the Youth on Course program.

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

Monday, June 5th, 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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Three Washington First Tee Participants Selected to Play in PGA TOUR Champions Event

Friday, September 9th, 2016
First Tee Open

Three participants in the state's First Tee program are getting a chance of a lifetime by being selected to compete with PGA TOUR Champions players this month.

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Team Washington Wins Junior America’s Cup

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The Washington Junior Golf Association's Team Washington has captured the title at the 44th Junior America's Cup, held July 24-29 at Guadalajara Country Club in Mexico.

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USGA to Raise Age Limit for Junior Championships

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
USGA News

The maximum age for competitors in the U.S. Girls' Junior and U.S. Junior Amateur championships will be raised from 17 to 18 years old starting with the 2017 championships

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Home Course Junior Golf Team plays PGA Junior Golf League Match

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

The Home Course Junior Golf Team played its first PGA Junior Golf League Match this afternoon against The Golf Club at Newcastle. Having fun, making friends, all mixed with a little competition!

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First Tee Alum Jessica Kent Speaks at Congressional Breakfast

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
First Tee

At a time when all eyes are on Washington D.C., alumni Jessica Kent of Bellevue, Wash. had a chance for an up close look at our nation's Capital

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Middle School Science Project Meets the Golf Ball

Friday, May 13th, 2016
Golf Science

Breaking it down for you, one dimple at a time

by Hunter Eberhardt

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Two Junior Tours Team Up

Friday, April 15th, 2016

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) and Northwest Junior Golf Tour (NJrGT) have joined forces to provide junior golfers incredible playing opportunities and a chance to compete at some of the best golf venues in the area.

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Northwest Native Sadena Parks to Host Junior Clinic in Advance of KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Sadena Parks Clinic

On Saturday April 9, LPGA Tour player Sadena Parks will return to the Pacific Northwest to host a junior golf clinic

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Four Student Caddies from Washington Earn Full College Scholarships

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
WA Evans Scholars

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Reigning WSGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year, Kenedee Peters, selected to compete for spot in LPGA Tour’s ANA Inspiration

Friday, March 25th, 2016
Peters ANA Inspiration

The LPGA's most iconic major championship, the ANA Inspiration, is continuing its tradition of inspiring women's golf

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Qualifier for PNW Section Junior PGA Championship to be held at Home Course

Monday, March 14th, 2016
WSGA Champion of Champions

The Pacific Northwest Section PGA is now accepting entries for the 2016 Pacific Northwest Section Junior PGA Championship Qualifier, to be held at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. on June 4-5, 2016.

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PGA of America Plans Expansion in 2016 of PGA Junior Golf Camps

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
PGA Junior Golf Camps

After its successful inaugural season last year, the PGA of America's PGA Junior Golf Camps for boys and girls ages 6-17 will expand to more than 75 locations

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Qualifying schedule announced for 2017 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

Monday, January 11th, 2016
Drive, Chip & Putt

The Masters Tournament Foundation, PGA of America and United States Golf Association have partnered to create the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

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