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Angela Zhang wins national title at Drive, Chip and Putt Championships

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Angela Zhang wins Drive, Chip and Putt national title

Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Wash. may be a young star in the making after her dominant performance, winning the Girls 7-9 division

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Why I want my grandkids to play golf

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Why I want my grandkids to play golf

by Jeff Tolman

I am blessed to have four happy, healthy, wonderful grandchildren, ages nine, seven, three and one.

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Registration Now Open For Drive, Chip And Putt Qualifiers

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Registration Opens for 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt

The USGA, PGA of America and the Masters Tournament announced that qualifying registration for Drive, Chip, and Putt is now officially open

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Qualifying schedule announced for 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

The USGA, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America have released the qualifying schedule for the 2019-2020 Drive, Chip and Putt season

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Team Washington among those competing in PGA Jr. League Championship

Monday, November 5th, 2018
Team Washington to compete in PGA Jr. League Championship

Twelve All-Star Teams of 10 junior golfers have won their respective Regional competitions to advance

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USGA announces U.S. Junior field increase in 2020

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Aligning with ongoing initiatives to expand its support of junior golf, the United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced

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Local juniors to compete in PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

The field of 81 PGA TOUR Champions players and 81 junior golfers is set for the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee

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Home Course to host PGA Jr. League Regional

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The Home Course will host a PGA Jr. League Regional presented by National Car Rental Sept. 29-30.

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Nate Stember wins Hogan Cup Individual Title

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Nate Stember of Portland, Ore. won the individual title of the 50th Hogan Cup, held Aug. 11-12 at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland.

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50th Hogan Cup being held at Riverside G&CC

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Forty-eight of the most talented junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada are gathering for the 50th playing of the Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches

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Local junior Montgomery Ferreira earns invitation to LPGA Major Championship qualifier

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Montgomery Ferreira earns invitation to LPGA Major qualifier

Montgomery Ferreira of University Place, Wash. has been selected to compete in the

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Seattle to host 2018 USA Special Olympic Games; golf included as one of the sports

Friday, February 16th, 2018
Seattle to host 2018 USA Special Olympic Games

Seattle, Washington will play host to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, the national games for Special Olympics in the United States.

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LPGA Foundation offers scholarships to young female golfers

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The 2018 LPGA Foundation scholarships are now available for application. These scholarship opportunities are available for all female junior golfers, and are not limited to LPGA-USGA Girls Golf participants.

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Washington junior Zach Huang featured on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Washington junior featured on Golf Channel's Morning Drive

Seattle native Zach Huang, a finalist at the 2017 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship held at August National last April, was featured by the Golf Channel on their Morning Drive

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Qualifying schedule announced for 2019 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The United States Golf Association, Masters Tournament and PGA of America have officially launched the sixth year of the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

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UW Evans Scholars select their Executive Board

Monday, January 8th, 2018
UW Evans Scholars select Executive Board

The very first executive board of the University of Washington Evans Scholars was announced on January 7, following elections that were held on the Seattle campus.

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SentryWorld to Host 2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship

Monday, December 18th, 2017

SentryWorld Golf Course in Stevens Point, Wis., has been selected by the USGA as the host site for the 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.

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Winter youth golf clinics with The First Tee of Greater Seattle

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The First Tee of Greater Seattle will host a three week Winter Clinic Series for juniors ages 7-18 at five different locations across King County.

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Ryan Kallenberger named executive director of First Tee of South Puget Sound

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Ryan Kallenberger Named Executive Director for First Tee SPS

Ryan Kallenberger has been named the new executive director of The First Tee of South Puget Sound, an organization that introduces young people to the established Nine Core Values

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Spokane’s Daisy Dickenson selected to represent hospital at PGA TOUR event

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Spokane Junior to represent at PGA TOUR Event

Daisy Dickenson, 11, a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane, will have the experience of a lifetime when she represents the local hospital

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The First Tee of Greater Seattle selects Dan Wartelle as new executive director

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
First Tee of Greater Seattle Selects New Executive Director

Dan Wartelle has been named the new executive director of The First Tee of Greater Seattle, an international youth development organization that introduces the game of golf

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Every Shot Counts with Mark Broadie

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Join the First Tee of Greater Seattle and the Western Washington PGA Chapter on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Jefferson Park GC for an educational session featuring guest speaker Mark Broadie

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New CEO appointed to lead The First Tee as it reaches 20-year milestone

Friday, September 29th, 2017
New CEO Appointed to Lead The First Tee

Jersey City, New Jersey (September 29, 2017) – Keith Dawkins, an executive for Viacom’s Nickelodeon, will become The First Tee’s next CEO, it was announced today by the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors.

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‘Family Day’ at Boeing Classic is Saturday, Aug. 26

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Boeing Classic – the region’s premier annual PGA TOUR Champions event – will provide families an up-close opportunity to watch golf legends compete

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Local First Tee chapters participate in inaugural Gearhart Cup

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

This past weekend nine participants from The First Tee of South Puget Sound and ten from The First Tee of Greater Seattle

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Southern California wins 49th Hogan Cup; Arasu earns medalist honors

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The team from Southern California pulled away on Sunday to win the 49th Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches, held Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13 at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Ore.

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British Columbia wins team title at 45th Junior America’s Cup

Friday, July 28th, 2017
British Columbia wins 45th Junior America's Cup

Team British Columbia won the 45th Annual Junior America’s Cup, which was held this week at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

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Heidi Wills steps down from First Tee of Greater Seattle

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
First Tee of Greater Seattle Seeks Executive Director

An open letter from Craig Bruya, FTGS Board Chair

It is with much gratitude and appreciation that we send well wishes to our fearless leader, Heidi Wills, as she completes her time as Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Seattle.

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Three Junior Players from Washington’s First Tee Chapters Selected for PGA Tour Champions Event

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Washington Junior's Selected for PGA TOUR Champions Event

The PGA TOUR Champions and The First Tee announced today the 81 junior golfers selected to play in the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship.

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Junior America’s Cup Returns to Washington: Team Washington looks to defend title at The Home Course

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
The Home Course to host Junior America's Cup

by Bart Potter

When Washington state hosts the Junior America’s Cup team competition this July, it will do so as defending champion.

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Highline College has scholarships available for young women golfers

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

If you are looking to play golf in college and continue your education, the Highline College women’s golf program has scholarships available for the fall of 2017.

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Alvin Kwak medals at U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier at Classic Golf Club; Gunnar Knutson medals at Rock Creek

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Alvin Kwak of Mukilteo, Wash. shot 1-under 71 to claim medalist honors at U.S. Junior Amateur qualifying at Classic Golf Club in Spanaway, Wash.; while Gunnar Knutson of Mead, Wash. shot 3-over 75 to earn medalist honors at qualifying at the Club at Rock Creek in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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Five Questions: Adam Heieck, Executive Director of Youth on Course

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The folks at WE ARE GOLF sat down with Adam Heieck, Executive Director of Youth on Course to get to know a bit more about the Youth on Course program.

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Champions at PNW PGA Girls’ and Boys’ Junior Championships advance to nationals

Monday, June 5th, 2017

At the PNW PGA Girls’ Junior Championship and Boys’ Junior Championship, held June 3-4, 2017 at Canyon Lakes GC in Kennewick, Wash.

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Qualifying schedule announced for Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Drive, Chip & Putt

The Masters Tournament Foundation, PGA of America and United States Golf Association have partnered to create the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, a free, nationwide junior skills competition for girls and boys

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First Green Receives Another USGA Grant

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
First Green

The First Green has announced it has been awarded a $155,750 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grant by the United States Golf Association (USGA) for 2014

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9-Hole JR Series Launched

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The 9-Hole JR Series has been launched to provide an affordable alternative for junior tournament golf. It provides a tournament environment for beginners and accomplished players alike.

9-hole events will be held twice a month at different venues for all levels of juniors 6-17 years of age.

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