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From Field to Fairway

From Field to Fairway Jermaine Kearse of the Seattle Seahawks has brought his skills as a wide receiver to the task of working on his swing.

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

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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LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan Named World Golf Foundation Chairman for 2017

Whan Named 2017 WGF Chairman

The World Golf Foundation (WGF) has announced that Mike Whan, LPGA Commissioner, has been named WGF Chairman for 2017 by the Board of Directors.

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Former champion Don Scott passes

Don Scott

Don Scott passed away on December 17, 2016, from complications of a severe car accident suffered in September. He was 69.

Don was the general manager and superintendent at Grays Harbor Country Club in Aberdeen, Wash. for 41 years

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Pacific Northwest Section PGA Names 2016 Special Award Winners

PNW PGA Section Awards

The Pacific Northwest Section PGA of America has named their 2016 Special Award Winners. The top Pacific Northwest PGA professionals in 15 categories were recognized by their peers

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New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for a Player Who Accidentally Causes a Ball to Move on the Putting Green

New USGA Local Rule

The USGA and The R&A have announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved

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Scholarship House opens at University of Oregon

University of Oregon Evans Scholars

On Oct 23, 2016, the Evans Scholars Foundation held an open house at the newest Scholarship House, this one at the University of Oregon

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Diana Murphy Nominated for Second Term as USGA President

Diana Murphy has been nominated to serve a second one-year term as the 64th president of the United States Golf Association by the USGA Nominating Committee, as the organization prepares for its 123rd year of service to the game of golf.

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Jane Geddes to head International Association of Golf Administrators

Jane Geddes IAGA

Jane Geddes, former LPGA professional and industry executive, has been named executive director of the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA)

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Dave Nelsen Receives the 2016 George Holland Volunteer of the Year Award

2016 George Holland Award

At the 95th WSGA Annual Meeting, held Oct. 29 at Fairwood G&CC in Renton, Wash., Dave Nelsen was honored as the 2016 George Holland Volunteer of the Year.

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WSGA’s Tom Cade Selected as Recipient of 2016 Northwest Golf Media Association Distinguished Service Award

Tom Cade NWGMA Award

Tom Cade has been named by members of the Northwest Golf Media Association as the 2016 recipient of its Distinguished Service Award

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Washington State Golf Association Names 2016 Players of the Year

WSGA Player of the Year Award

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) has announced the 2016 Player of the Year recipients. The category winners are as follows:

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Amateurs Win Hudson Cup For Only Third Time in 38 Years; Professionals Take Senior Hudson Cup

Hudson Cup

For the first time since 2011, and only the second time since 1978, the Amateurs have won the Hudson Cup

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68th Hudson Cup and 25th Senior Hudson Cup Held at Fircrest Golf Club

Hudson Cup

The 68th edition of the Hudson Cup will be held October 20-21 at Fircrest (Wash.) Golf Club

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An Open Letter of Thanks for Making the Evans Cup of Washington a Success

Evans Cup

Thank you to those who attended the 25th Annual Evans Cup of Washington at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge on Monday, September 26

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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

Welcome to the New Year!

With 2017 now upon us, we thought we would try to talk a little about WSGA Memberships.

WSGA Memberships run from January 1 to December 31 each year.

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Inactive Score Posting Period Starts Now

Just a quick reminder that the WSGA observes an Inactive Score Posting Period which runs from November 15 to the last day of February. During that period, scores from rounds played within the boundaries of the WSGA are not acceptable for handicap purposes.

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Posting Scores During Inactive Score Posting Period

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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Video: Reduction of Handicap Index

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Important reminders for the upcoming Inactive Score Posting Period

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: 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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Podcast: NW Golf Show 8/27/2016 (w/ WSGA Executive Director Troy Andrew!)

Jim Moore and Shon Crewe discuss discuss this weekend's Boeing Classic with Todd Milles of the News Tribune and they talk to Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and the Washington State Golf Association Troy Andrew (discussing Youth On Course).

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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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Podcast: NW Golf Show 8/20/2016

Jim Moore and Shon Crewe discuss Golf in the Olympics with Assistant Editor of Bunkered Golf Magazine Michael McEwan and they talk to PGA Golfer Billy Mayfair on the upcoming Boeing Classic.

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