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Hanson and Garrett a group to watch at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Ben Garrett of Seattle, Wash. have been named as a group to watch at this week’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship from Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

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Champions Crowned at WIAA State Golf Championships

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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John Wise Earns Medalist Honors in U.S. Open Local Qualifying at Wine Valley

John Wise, a professional from Portland, Ore., shot 5-under-par 67 to take medalist honors in leading the field of 102 players who competed today in U.S. Open Local qualifying at the par-72

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Governor Inslee Proclaims May as Washington Golf Month; Golf Alliance of Washington releases Economic Impact Study

Governor Proclaims May as Washington Golf Month

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

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

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

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Handicap Chair Occupies Important Seat at the Table

By Joey Flyntz, USGA

Whether you belong to a small online golf club or are a member of a large green-grass facility, one of your peers is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of everyone’s scoring record and Handicap Index®: the handicap chair.

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

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

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

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

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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Team IGA Wins PNGA Cup

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

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

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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Leavenworth GC Welcomes 18th Washington State Women’s Best-Ball

Women's Best-Ball

Leavenworth (Wash.) Golf Course is hosting the 18th Washington State Women's Best-Ball Championship, conducted by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA).

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

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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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

Video: Five Club Fun

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

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Video: Roger Thorn and Robert Bracht win 24th Washington State Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Roger Thorn and Robert Bracht win 24th Washington State Senior Men's Best-Ball Championship

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Video: Aaron Whalen and Cameron Whittle Win 61st Washington State Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Aaron Whalen and Cameron Whittle Win 61st Washington State Men's Best-Ball Championship

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New blood at the top as Quickstad and Thacker take first round lead at 24th Washington State Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Tracy Quickstad of Snohomish and Dan Thacker of Woodway combined for a 5-under par 66 to take a slim lead in the 24th Washington State Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship

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Bae and Douglas Go Low to Take First Round Lead at 61st Washington State Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Chris Bae of Issaquah and Brad Douglas combined to shoot 8-under par on the par-71 Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane

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Video: Ken Still “The Stick”

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

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Podcast: Tees & Trips (w/ WSGA Sr. Director of Handicapping John Saegner!)

Josh visits with John Saegner, WSGA Senior Director of Handicapping & Course Rating to learn how they come up with slope and rating, and how you can volunteer to become a rater

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Video: 2017 WSGA Women’s Best-Ball Winning Interview

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 4/15/2017

Jim Moore and Shon Crewe discuss the Masters and the Lexi Thompson rules violation with contributor to Golf Channel and Golf Digest Ron Sirak and they talk to Head Golf Pro at Salish Cliffs Golf Club David Kass.

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Video: Section 3-5, Players Competing from Different Tees

Want to compete with your buddies from different tees???

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Video: 2017 WSGA Champion of Champions- Men’s Winning Interview

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Video: 2017 WSGA Champion of Champions – Women’s Winning Interview

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Video: 2017 WSGA Champion of Champions – Sr. Men’s Winning Interview

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Video: 2017 WSGA Champion of Champions – Sr. Women’s Division Winning Interview

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