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Koppenberg reaches quarterfinals at U.S. Mid-Amateur before bowing

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Jacob Koppenberg - 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur

Jacob Koppenberg of Bellingham, Wash. reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship,

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Player of the Year Ian Siebers Selected for Junior Presidents Cup

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Ian Siebers

Ian Siebers of Bellevue, Wash. is one of 12 golfers selected to represent the U.S. team in the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup

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Sides qualify for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Sides qualify for U.S. Four-Ball Championships

University Place, Wash. – The sides of Britten Barker (Gig Harbor, Wash.) and Luke Easterly (Sammamish, Wash.)

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Hanson goes wire-to-wire to win Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Erik Hanson wins Washington State Men's Mid-Amateur

Mill Creek, Wash. – Erik Hanson (Kirkland, Wash.) shot rounds of 68-73 to win the 10th Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur

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It’s Coming…… The World Handicap System is set to launch in January 2020

Monday, July 29th, 2019
World Handicap System Timeline

The vision to unify the six different handicap systems in use around the world into a single World Handicap System

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Washington State Golf Association Developing New Brand and Website

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
WSGA partners with Buffalo.Agency

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) – a non-profit organization representing over 675 clubs and nearly 70,000 golfers

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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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2018 George Holland Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient: Ernie Lockwood

Monday, October 29th, 2018
Volunteer of the Year: Ernie Lockwood

The WSGA is proud to award Ernie Lockwood the 2018 WSGA George Holland Volunteer of the Year Award.

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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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WSGA launches Youth on Course program; major initiative provides access to affordable golf for junior players

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
WSGA Launches Youth on Course

by Tony Dear

Steven Moore can’t wait to play more golf with his dad in 2017.

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Washington State Golf Association Names 2016 Players of the Year

Monday, October 24th, 2016
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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Ryan Moore Clinches Winning Point in Ryder Cup

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Ryan Moore Ryder Cup

Ryan Moore of Puyallup, Wash. clinched the winning point for the United States in a 17-11 victory over Europe to cap the Americans' biggest rout in 35 years at the Ryder Cup

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USGA to Host 2017 Golf Innovation Symposium in Vancouver

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
USGA Symposium

The United States Golf Association will host the 2017 North American Golf Innovation Symposium on March 6-7 in Vancouver, B.C.

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Tom Brandes, Reid Hatley and Erik Hanson Tie for Fifth at USGA Men’s State Team Championship

Friday, September 30th, 2016
USGA State Team

The three-man team of Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash., Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho, combined to finish tied for fifth

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Karns Seals Win at Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur; Lindbjerg goes wire to wire in Super Senior

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
WSGA Senior Men

Walla Walla, Wash. - Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash. shot 1-under par in today's final round to win

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Reid Hatley Wins Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
WSGA Men's Mid-Amateur

Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho shot rounds of 64-68 to win the 7th Washington State Men's Mid-Amateur Championship, held at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Wash.

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From the pages of Pacific Northwest Golfer: New ‘Nicklaus Nine’ opens at American Lake Veterans Golf Course

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Nicklaus Nine

The nation's only golf course designed specifically for facilitating the rehabilitation of wounded and disabled veterans

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USGA Selects Chambers Bay as Site for 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship; The Home Course to Serve as Stroke-Play Co-Host

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash., has been selected by the United States Golf

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First Tee Alum Jessica Kent Speaks at Congressional Breakfast

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
First Tee

At a time when all eyes are on Washington D.C., alumni Jessica Kent of Bellevue, Wash. had a chance for an up close look at our nation's Capital

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Mulflur Caps Great Season with National Championship

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Mulflur, UW Women

by Jeff Shelley

After 33 years at the helm of the University of Washington women's golf team, head coach Mary Lou Mulflur finally reached the promised land

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Li, Murdoch, Smego and Madison Capture State Titles

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
WSGA Women's Amateur

Marianne Li of Bellevue, Wash. won the 23rd Washington State Women's Amateur, Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C. won the 7th Washington State Women's Mid-Amateur

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Another Major Success in the Pacific Northwest

Sunday, June 12th, 2016
KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Another major golf event held in the Pacific Northwest is in the books.

The KPMG Women's PGA Championship, held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash., produced a great champion in Brooke Henderson

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From the pages of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine: Man of the Earth, Man for the People

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Bill Johnston

by Bob Sherwin

Dr. Bill Johnston's career as a professor of soil sciences has had an impact on nearly every golf course on earth

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Washington beats Stanford to win first NCAA national golf title

Thursday, May 26th, 2016
NCAA Championships


The Washington Huskies earned the school's first NCAA Division I women's golf national championship

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Garrett and Olson Storm Back to Take Washington State Men’s Best-Ball; Diede and Von Lossow Win Their Second Senior Best-Ball

Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Men's Best-Ball

Ben Garrett and Erik Olson, both of Seattle, combined to shoot the low round

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Shawn Farmer and Leslie Folsom Win Washington State Women’s Best-Ball

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Women's Best Ball

The duo of Shawn Farmer of Bellevue and Leslie Folsom of Tukwila combined on a 4-under par 68 in today's final round

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Cambia Portland Classic Amateur Open to Provide Guaranteed Spot in LPGA Tournament

Friday, April 15th, 2016
Cambia Portland Classic Qualifier

Tournament Golf Foundation (TGF), the organizers of the Cambia Portland Classic, will host a one-day amateur-only event that guarantees the winner a spot

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From the February 2016 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer: Pioneer Player

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Marnie Laatz

Long before Title IX, there was Marnie Laatz

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Video: Rules R Us!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Rules R Us!

If you could change any of the Rules of Golf, which would one it be and why?

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National Hickory Golf Day – May 1, 2016

Friday, February 26th, 2016
National Hickory Golf Day

by SoHG

Well, it's about time that hickory golf had its own day in the sun. Right?

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PGA of America Plans Expansion in 2016 of PGA Junior Golf Camps

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
PGA Junior Golf Camps

After its successful inaugural season last year, the PGA of America's PGA Junior Golf Camps for boys and girls ages 6-17 will expand to more than 75 locations

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WSGA Announces Changes for 2016 Championship Season

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
2016 WSGA Championships

Federal Way, Wash. - The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) will make adjustments to the schedule of several of its championships for the upcoming 2016 season

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The R&A and USGA Release 2016 Edition of Rules of Golf

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
2016 Rules of Golf

The Royal & Ancient (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) have announced the publication of the 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf

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Washington State Golf Association Names 2015 Players of the Year

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Player of the Year Award

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) has announced the 2015 Player of the Year recipients. The category winners are as follows:

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Northwest Golf Media Association Announces Annual Awards

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
2015 NWGMA Awards

Kent Gilchrist named for Distinguished Service Award; Steve Kealy receives Local Legend recognition

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Tom Brandes Finishes Runner-Up at 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Brandes at U.S. Senior Am

Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. made it to the final match of the 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur, which was held at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., before falling to Chip Lutz

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A Trip to Pebble Beach on Father’s Day

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Jamie Fay

On August 29, 2015, the region's golf community lost a great friend with the too-early passing of Jamie Fay, the assistant general manager of Chambers Bay. To honor him, we are re-posting a story of Jamie and his brothers about a Father's Day trip

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First Green Foundation Formalizes Expansion to Western Canada

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
First Green

First Green Foundation formalized its relationship with the Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA)

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Whan Lights the Fire for the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
KPMG Women's PGA Champ

by Tom Cade
Editor, Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine

Michael Whan can fill a room, in the best possible way.

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The Newest ‘Mr. 59’ – Fred Couples

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Couples 59 at Broadmoor

In town for the week to compete in the Champions Tour's Boeing Classic, being held at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, Seattle native Fred Couples went out for a friendly round of golf at Broadmoor Golf Club, and ended up joining a select few.

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Benson Puts the Game Into Perspective as a One-Armed Golfer

Friday, August 14th, 2015
Mark Benson

by Bart Potter

The plan for Mark Benson's recent Sunday lesson is a lot like many other golfers working to refine their games: Stay in balance, don't sway off the ball, finish with your chest facing the target.

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Kern Comes From Behind for Win at 89th Washington State Men’s Amateur

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
WSGA Men's Amateur

Charlie Kern of Mercer Island, Wash. played steady golf over three rounds, shooting 71-72-72, to win

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Video: WSGA featured in Chambers Bay course rating special

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
WSGA Course Rating Video

Check out a video from USGA featuring our terrific WSGA course rating team:

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Sahalee Country Club Lands 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Sahalee Named Host

by T.J. Auclair,

Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. has been named the site of the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship

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Lee and Hanson Qualify for U.S. Senior Open

Monday, June 1st, 2015
U.S. Senior Open Qualifier

Yong Lee of Auburn, Wash. was the only player in a field of 61 to match par, and earned medalist honors at today's U.S. Senior Open qualifying held at Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine, Wash. Also qualifying is Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash.

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Matthews and Steele Defend Title at Washington State Men’s Best-Ball; DeGrazia and Hickok Claim Senior Title

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Men's Best-Ball

Tyler Matthews and Matthew Steele, both of Bellevue, Wash., successfully defended their title

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Jefferson Park Golf Course – a Centennial Celebration

Friday, February 6th, 2015
Jefferson Park Centennial

by Martin Pool

The year 2015 marks the centennial of the opening of the Jefferson Park Golf Course on Beacon Hill in Seattle.

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The Home Course Names Harrington as New PGA Head Professional

Monday, January 12th, 2015
Dan Harrington

PGA Professional Dan Harrington of Des Moines, Wash. has been named the new head golf professional at The Home Course, located in DuPont, Wash. He began his new position on January 1, 2015.

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Living with the Yips

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
The Yips

A reflection on a good man gone mad

by Vicki Griffin

My husband has the yips.

It's a disease, a physical malady, something only slightly better than a terminal illness.

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WSGA Elects Barbara Tracy as President, Honors Volunteers at 93rd Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
New WSGA President

At the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA), Barbara Tracy of Redmond, Wash. was elected president

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Double Eagle – Doubled

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Double Eagle

Whitworth golf coach does it on the same hole, in the same tournament, two years in a row

by Warren Friedrichs

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Q&A: USGA Technical Director Matt Pringle on Pace of Play

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Pace of Play Q&A

A major part of the USGA's mission is to make the game healthy and viable for generations to come, in part by improving pace of play. To that end, the USGA has been accumulating hard data to uncover the root of slow play

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Washington State Golf Association Names 2014 Players of the Year

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
WSGA Player of the Year

The Washington State Golf Association announced the 2014 Player of the Year recipients. The winners include Men's Player of the Year, Carl Jonson of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; Women's, Jordan Ferreira of University Place

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Renewing the Legacy

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
NW Open

Wine Valley Golf Club has lifted the Northwest Open Invitational to its prior status as one of the region's top-tier events

by Craig Smith

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Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Registration Now Open

Friday, April 11th, 2014
Drive, Chip & Putt

Local qualifying opportunities nearly triple in the second year of youth golf development initiative

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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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USGA and R&A Announce Changes to “Decisions on the Rules of Golf”

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Rules of Golf

Revised Every Two Years, the Decisions Provide Greater Clarity for Golfers

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Pacific Northwest Evans Cups Generate Star Power and Raise Over $275,000 for Evans Scholars

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Evans Cups

Federal Way, Wash. - The 16th annual Evans Cup of Oregon, held Monday, September 9

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Nicklaus Answers the Call at American Lake

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Jack Nicklaus at ALVGC

Jack Nicklaus was on hand on August 30 for the official groundbreaking ceremony of what will become the new "Nicklaus Nine" at American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Lakewood, Wash.

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Hanson and Ebalo Qualify for U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
U.S. Mid-Am Qualifier

Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. shot a 3-under par 67 today to earn Medalist honors in qualifying for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. Kenny Ebalo of Las Vegas, Nev. finished one stroke behind Hanson

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Registration now open for 2013 Casual Golf Days and Inaugural WSGA Net Tour

Monday, March 18th, 2013
Net Tour / Casual Golf Days

Registration is now open for the 2013 Casual Golf Days and the Inaugural WSGA Net Tour.

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Putnam Follows in Brothers Footsteps and Wins 44th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship

Friday, July 30th, 2010
Pacific Coast Amateur

Eugene, Ore. (Friday, July 30, 2010) - Andrew Putnam of University Place, Wash., a senior-to-be at Pepperdine University, captured the 44th Pacific Coast Amateur title

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Jim and Joey McNelis Win WSGA Parent-Child Championship

Friday, July 23rd, 2010
2010 Parent-Child Championship

Ocean Shores, Wash. (Friday, July 23, 2010) – Jim and Joey McNelis of Gig Harbor, Wash., used a strong finish on the back nine to win the Second Annual WSGA Parent-Child Championship at Ocean Shores Golf Course.

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Thomsen and Brandes Qualify for the U.S. Senior Open Championship to be held at Sahalee CC

Monday, July 5th, 2010
U.S. Senior Open Sectional Qualifying

Blaine, Wash. (Monday, July 5) – 72 players began the day competing at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club for two spots into the U.S. Senior Open in a unique year

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Wendelken Victorious at 84th WSGA Men’s Amateur Championship

Friday, June 25th, 2010
2010 Men's Amateur

Kingston, Wash. (Friday, June 25, 2010) – Jeremy Wendelken fired a final round of 2-under par 70 to capture the 84th Washington State Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship

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Burneski Defends Her Title At WSGA Women’s Amateur; Murdoch Wins Senior Women’s Amateur

Thursday, June 24th, 2010
2010 Women's Amateur

Sequim, Wash. (Thursday, June 24, 2010) – Defending champion, Pamela Burneski of Surrey, B.C. and a member of Homestead Farms Golf Resort successfully defended

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