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WSGA Archive for the ‘Shari’s Blog’ Category

New World Handicap System Prepares for Implementation Beginning in 2020

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
World Handicap System

Golf’s new World Handicap System, which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping

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National Golf Foundation Releases 2019 Golf Industry Report

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
National Golf Foundation Releases Golf Industry Report

The National Golf Foundation (NGF), the only trade organization that works with every sector within the golf industry

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USGA and R&A to adopt new protocol for video review; will eliminate scorecard penalty

Monday, December 11th, 2017
USGA and R&A to adopt new protocol for video review

A working group led by the USGA and R&A has unanimously agreed to adopt a new set of protocols for video review when applying the Rules of Golf.

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

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Governor Proclaims May as Washington Golf Month

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

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VIDEO: Governor Inslee Proclaims May 2017 as Washington Golf Month

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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Handicap Chair Occupies Important Seat at the Table

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

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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USGA deepens commitment to growing golf through 2017 PLAY9 program

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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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New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review, Effective Immediately

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
USGA Limits Use of Video Replay

The USGA and R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.

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National Survey Finds That Most Private Clubs Promote Sustainability

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Three out of every four private clubs pursue sustainability, and the majority of clubs that don’t have sustainable practices plan to implement them in the future. This is just one of the key findings of the Environmental Behaviors & Practices survey, the first study of its kind to evaluate the environmental practices of private clubs across the United States.

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USGA and R&A Work with Handicap Authorities to Develop a Single World Handicap System

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Driving Distance Study

The USGA and R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game.

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WSGA Pre-Screening of ‘Tommy’s Honour’ a Success

Friday, April 14th, 2017
Tommy's Honour Screening

Thanks to everyone who came to the exclusive pre-screening of the film Tommy's Honour, held Thursday, April 13 at the Grand Cinema in downtown Tacoma.

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12th Annual PNGA Cup to be held at TimberStone Golf Course

Friday, April 7th, 2017

The 2017 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s (PNGA) championship season will kick off in early May as 48 of the top amateur golfers in the region prepare to square off in the 12th PNGA Cup, to be held May 3-5 at TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho.

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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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Adam Hagen hired as new Manager of Rules and Competition

Friday, March 24th, 2017

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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WE ARE GOLF to Host Community Service Project in D.C. with Industry Leaders

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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 Conducts 2017 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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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IAGA holds regional meeting at Pumpkin Ridge

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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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Welcome to the New Year!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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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Inactive Score Posting Period Starts Now

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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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Casual Golf Days

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Casual Golf Days


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Video: WSGA – Golf For Everyone!

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

See below for an informational video produced for the 2015 WSGA Annual Meeting!

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WSGA Club Relations Visit: RMG at The Classic

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Thank you Jack Michael (Club Representative for the RMG at The Classic) for inviting me to your Men's Club meeting.  It was a great evening talking about WSGA benefits available to our members.  Thank you!!


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WSGA Club Relations Visit: White Horse GC

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Wow, what a fabulous facility!

I had a Club Visit with Club Representative Cherie Calahan and I had an amazing time. Great breakfast, and an opportunity to visit with both the General Manager and the staff. It was a perfect day!

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Kitsap Sun: Volunteer Veteran

Monday, June 29th, 2015
Jacobson in Sun

[WSGA Director of Membership and Club Relations Shari] Jacobson filling a coveted position at U.S. Open

By Josh Horton

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WSGA Club Representative Newsletter

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

The June 2015 WSGA Club Representative Newsletter was emailed last week.  It included a number of exciting updates for the WSGA, such as club relations visits, Casual Golf Days, First Green,  and our new Hole-in-One program!  It can be found within the Club Representative Library along with other important WSGA information. 

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Fast Approaching: Casual Golf Day at Glendale CC

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Our TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge Casual Golf Day has officially sold out, so you won’t want to miss out on our day at Glendale Country Club!  Located in Bellevue, Glendale Country Club is only 10 miles from I-5.  Get your friends together and click here to play! 

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First Green Newsletter

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

First Green is making great strides to educate students on various ecological topics by connecting them with environmental learning labs on golf courses. These students get to conduct fun, educational activities like test water quality, collect soil samples, and design plantings.

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Yakima Country Club- Casual Golf Day

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Time is quickly running out to sign up for the next Casual Golf Day. If this Casual Golf Day is anything like last week's, it is going to be a great one! Yakima Country Club is a great venue and the weather has been fabulous over there!

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Thank your golf course superintendent

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

If you missed it, there was a great commercial during the Masters Tournament suggesting that we should all thank our Golf Course Superintendent! The PSA is also part of a contest that gives the golfer a chance to win a trip to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straights.

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WSGA Casual Golf Days

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Register now for 2015 WSGA Casual Golf Days! Casual Golf Days are fun, non-competitive golf outings held at premium courses. WSGA members of all skill levels participate in these events, so bring your members together for a fun day!

For more details to register Click Here.

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WSGA Club Relations Visit

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Thank you to Ed Weedman, from Mint Valley Golf Course, for coordinating a wonderful meet and greet.  It was so great to meet folks from Longview Country Club, Mint Valley Golf Club, and Three Rivers Golf Course!

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Longview courses come together for a WSGA Club Relations visit

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Thank you to Jim Enyeart and Jay Davies for inviting me to Longview for a Club Relations visit. It was so great to meet folks from Mint Valley Golf Club, Three Rivers Golf Course, and Longview Country Club. I had such a wonderful time!

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WSGA Hole-In-One

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Have you or a member of your club recently made a hole-in-one? Let the WSGA join in on the celebration! Let us know the details of your hole-in-one and we will recognize you on our website and social media, as well as, provide a frameable certificate.

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Seattle Golf & Travel Show

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Check out all of the best things that golf has to offer at the Seattle Golf & Travel Show this weekend! And be sure to stop by the WSGA and PNGA booths to say hello and see what's in store for the 2015 season!

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2015 Posting Season has almost arrived!

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Just a reminder that the first day of GHIN score posting is coming up on March 1st! It is recommended that you post immediately after playing a round if practical instead of the internet or having the club post for you.

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Evans Scholars Selection Meeting

Monday, January 26th, 2015

The upcoming Washington Evans Scholars Selection Meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Seattle Golf Club at 210 NW 145th Street Seattle, WA 98177.

The Selection Meeting is a highlight and tradition of the Evans Scholars Program. Finalists interview for the full tuition and housing college scholarship in front of select WGA Directors, Evans Scholars Alumni and generous supporters.

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See what’s new with First Green!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

First Green Newsletter

Happy New Year!
We wish you a Happy New Year, and thank you for your interest in and support of First Green. 2014 was a wonderful year of reaching more students, teachers and parents in more locations with interactive, hands-on science on the golf course.

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Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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**Winter Series**

Monday, December 8th, 2014

The 2015 Winter Series Schedule has been posted! Please click on the link below to view the tournament information. I strongly encourage you to pass this on to your club.

**Registration begins on Monday, December 8th**

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WSGA Multi-Member Rebate

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Hello! Just a reminder that if you are a member of two or more WSGA clubs, then you are eligible for a rebate. Simply click on the link below and complete the form. **Deadline to submit the rebate form is December 1, 2014**

Multi-Member Rebate Form

Please in turn, pass the word on to fellow club members who may also belong to multiple WSGA clubs.

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Post Your Scores!

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Where did this year go to? The last day of score posting with the Washington State Golf Association is November 14th. Quick, get out there and play one more round, but be sure to bundle up, it's chilly out there!

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93rd WSGA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Hello All!

The WSGA Annual Meeting is scheduled for this weekend. I am happy to see that so many Club Representatives have RSVP’d to attend! Following the Annual Meeting, we will post the handouts in the library within the Club Representative section of the WSGA website.

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The 2014 WSGA Annual Meeting and Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Hello, and thank you for RSVP' g to the 93rd WSGA Annual Meeting and Appreciation Dinner!

If you haven't already, please make sure to RSVP prior to October 16th:


For directions to Fairwood Golf and Country Club:


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WSGA Online Merchandise

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

I have been receiving a lot of positive feedback about The WSGA online Planet Pro Shop. The clothing is very good quality and a custom logo can be added to anything. The orders are processed relatively quickly and the merchandise comes within a few days.

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“Save the Date” WSGA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

The 2014 WSGA Annual Meeting will be held at the Fairwood Golf & Country Club located in Renton, Washington on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The WSGA "Annual Meeting" is held each fall, and Club Representatives are encouraged to attend. The meeting is a great opportunity for Club Representatives to network with other Club Representatives, as well as to hear firsthand the WSGA's plans and focus for 2014 and beyond. 

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Fun Annual Meeting Weekend!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
2013 WSGA Annual Meeting

We had such a fun WSGA Annual Meeting Weekend, great people and information. Kacie took some great pictures, take a look!

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WSGA Annual Meeting at Tacoma Country and Golf Club

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

It was so great to see so many WSGA Club Representatives at the 92nd WSGA Annual Meeting!

I hope you participate in the "2013 Annual Meeting Contest", find the smiling golf balls throughout the WSGA website and enter to win!

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2013 Annual Meeting Contest for Club Reps!

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Do you know how many hidden smiling golf balls are on the website? Find the smiling golf balls throughout the WSGA website, then login to the secure Club Representative page and enter to win golf for four and two power carts to play (Monday-Friday) at a RMG club course: The Classic, McCormick Woods, or Oakbrook.

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The WSGA Annual Meeting is just around the corner!!!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

I am pretty excited about the WSGA Annual Meeting on November 2 at Tacoma Country & Golf Club.  Danny Sink from the USGA is going to join us to talk about the 2015 U.S. Open.  If you have never met Danny, he is a fun and interesting guy and this will be a great opportunity to hear firsthand about the Open. 

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I had fun at the WSGA Annual Meeting, how about you?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

I had such a fun time at the WSGA Annual Meeting! The weather was horrible for traveling so I was so impressed with how many folks attended. I really enjoyed finally put faces with names. I am very hopeful that Club Representatives will utilize the website.

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