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Andrew Putnam wins Web.com Tour event in Panama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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B.C. initiative to #ERASEBULLYING in #sport

A sport environment in which participants - athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials - are exposed to negative experiences such as bullying can be harmful and cause individuals to quit.

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Bob Ford Selected by USGA as 2017 Bob Jones Award Winner

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

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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Pacific Northwest Hall of Famer Jim McLean speaks on panel at 2017 PGA Show

Seattle-native Jim McLean was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2003. He won three PNGA Men's Amateur Championships, and has since gone on to become an internationally acclaimed golf instructor

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

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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From the pages of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine: 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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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

Rules Spotlight: Temporary Greens and/or Tees

Scores made during temporary situations are acceptable for handicap purposes when the conditions of the course are equivalent to the USGA Course and Slope Rating.

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Rules Spotlight: Preferred Lies and/or Winter Rules

One of the primary principles of the Rules of Golf is to "play the ball as it lies," which the WSGA strongly recommends in most instances.

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Let’s Play Two; Golf and baseball go hand-in-hand for Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Sims

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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The First Tee’s Impact in 2016

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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Active Score Posting Season Right Around the Corner

The active score posting season is almost upon us!!! 

On March 1st you can again begin posting scores for rounds played within the boundaries of the WSGA.

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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

USGA News

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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