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Waiting Her Turn

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
Gabby won three Idaho Women’s State Amateur titles (2013, 2015, 2017).

Gabby Lemieux is a three-time Idaho state champion who now is trying her hand at the professional level. She’s keeping her eye on the prize, during these long lock-down layoffs.

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Past PNGA President Raymond ‘Spike’ Beeber passes

Friday, June 5th, 2020
Spike Beeber (right) finished runner-up in the 1946 National Jaycee Junior Golf Championship, held that year at Spokane’s Indian Canyon GC. He lost in the 36-hole final match to eventual PNGA Hall of Famer Al Mengert (center). (Photo courtesy Spokesman-Review)

A true gentleman and legendary tournament golfer in the Northwest for decades, who had spent many years dedicated to the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, Raymond “Spike” Beeber passed away on June 2, 2020.

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Mackenzie Tour Cancels 2020 Season

Friday, May 29th, 2020

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Due to border restrictions, mandatory quarantines for those entering Canada and gathering restrictions in all provinces because of COVID-19, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced Friday that it is canceling its 2020 season.

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Catching Up With David McLay Kidd

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

The now-renowned golf course designer gives his take on the soon-to-open short course at Gamble Sands, his renovation of Sand Point CC, and this summer’s U.S. Amateur being held on his course at Bandon Dunes.

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PNGA Hall of Famer Edean Ihlanfeldt passes

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Edean Ihlanfeldt, a Hall of Fame amateur golfer who played against LPGA legends Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Patty Berg before starting the women’s golf program at the University of Washington in 1974, passed away April 27 in Wenatchee, Wash.

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PGA Jr. League 2020 postseason canceled; local leagues can still be held

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

PGA Jr. League’s commitment to player and coach safety necessitates the elimination of national and regional tournaments that require air travel.

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Book Review – two recent biographies capture Tiger Woods’ recent comeback

Monday, April 20th, 2020

by John Strawn

Tiger Woods displayed his preternatural golfing genius on TV when he was two. He could read a putt before he could talk. Other than a royal baby, few children have experienced the kind of scrutiny Tiger faced throughout his life. 

But unlike many young phenoms – Ty Tryon, Ryo Ishikawa, and Bobby Clampett come to mind – Tiger flourished as the limelight grew brighter, winning prodigiously as an amateur and surging to the top of the world rankings soon after turning professional.

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What I Did For Love (of the Game) – A Fleeting Visit to Dornoch

Monday, April 6th, 2020

by Tony Dear

Sometimes, what we do in life just makes no sense. And our only excuse at the time (and even years later) was that we just had to do it, that there was no way we could not do it.

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Sheep Ranch Musings

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Ron Bellamy’s article on the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch in the February 2020 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine prompted some musings about the future.

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Women’s Golf Day announces revised date and virtual celebration

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Women's Golf Day

(WEST PALM BEACH, FLA, 30 March 2020) In light of the escalated response to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Women’s Golf Day leadership team is announcing a new approach

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