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PGA Tour to Test Distance Measuring Devices on Three Tours

The PGA Tour has announced that it will begin testing the use of distance measuring devices during competition at select tournaments this year on the Web.com Tour, Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

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USGA Announces Sectional Qualifying Exemptions for Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open

The USGA today announced its exemption categories from sectional qualifying for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested for the first time July 12-15, 2018 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill.

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

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

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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Ken Still – a Northwest Legend Passes

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 announces 2017 U.S. Senior Open Qualifying sites; Bellingham G&CC and Columbia Edgewater CC set

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced sectional qualifying sites for the 38th U.S. Senior Open Championship, to be held at Salem Country Club, in Peabody, Mass., June 29-July 2. Salem Country Club is hosting its second U.S. Senior Open and its sixth USGA championship.

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USGA Announces 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying Sites

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced sectional qualifying sites for the 72nd U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested July 13-16 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. It will be the seventh U.S. Women’s Open to be played in New Jersey, and the first in 30 years.

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Former WSGA CEO John Bodenhamer discusses proposed Rules changes

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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USGA Announces 2017 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Sites; Tacoma C&GC to host qualifier

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced sectional qualifying sites for the 117th U.S. Open Championship, which will be held at Erin Hills, in Erin, Wis., on June 15-18. Erin Hills is hosting its first U.S. Open and third USGA championship.

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

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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CHAMPIONSHIP RECAPS

Video: Brad Karns wins 30th WSGA Senior Amateur Championship

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Video: Gudmund Lindbjerg wins 9th WSGA Super Senior Amateur

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Karns Jumps Into Lead After Round Two at Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur; Lindbjerg Maintains Lead in Super Seniors

WSGA Senior Men

Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash. shot his second consecutive 3-under par 69

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Lewis Tops Crowded Leaderboard After Round One at Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur; Lindbjerg Leads Super Seniors

Tom Lewis of Bonney Lake, Wash. fired a 5-under par 67

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Hanson and Garrett Medal at U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying; Slama and Minni Advance to U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

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Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Ben Garrett of Seattle shot a team score of 7-under par 63 in earning medalist honors in qualifying for the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball; while Ellie Slama of Salem, Ore. and Amanda Minni of British Columbia teamed to win the qualifier and advance to the U.S.

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Daniels and Jonson Co-Medal in U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying at Inglewood

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Larry Daniels and Richard Jonson, both of Seattle, Wash., each shot even-par rounds on the par-73 Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore, Wash. to earn co-medalist honors in U.S. Senior Amateur qualifying.

Earning the final available spot in this qualifier is John Bracken, also of Seattle, who had birdied the par-5 18th hole to make it into a playoff with Stephen Macgeorge of Shoreline, Wash., with both players finishing at 2-over par 75.

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Carson, Jacobson and Johnson Co-Medal in U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Qualifying at Fairwood

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Laura Carson of Vero Beach, Fla., Carrie Jacobson of Bellevue, Wash. and Ann Johnson of Kent, Wash. each shot rounds of 7-over par 78 to earn co-medalist honors in today’s U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur qualifying at Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, Wash.

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Video: Reid Hatley Wins 7th Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

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Video: Chase Carlson Wins 90th Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship

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Video: Final Group Makes Turn at 90th Washington State Men’s Amateur

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