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PNGA Archive for the ‘PNGA Features and Blogs’ Category

The Evans Scholarship – supporting academics through golf

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

A program designed to help ambitious young people find academic success. That’s what former Bandon Dunes caddie Makenna Crocker

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Creating Community…one loop at a time – Caddie connection across the pond with author Tom Coyne

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

by Dave Hall

As an old retired cop and former soldier, I had no idea that becoming a caddie at Chambers Bay in University Place

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Coming Clean on COVID on the Course

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

by Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield

The unexpected boom in the game during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused golf course operators to be proactive in keeping golfers safe.

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‘I’m Swinging in the Rain, Just Swinging in the Rain…’

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

by Crai S. Bower

When Bryson DeChambeau’s tee shot plugged on the third hole at Augusta National during last November’s Masters, wry smiles broke out

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Border Closure Woes – Why I miss golf in the Great White North

Monday, January 4th, 2021

by Crai S. Bower

Last month I had finished a perfect fall day of Pacific Northwest golf, when the temperature hovered around 52 degrees

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Border closure creates tough path for Northwest courses

Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Homestead Farms Golf Club in Lynden, Washington

by John Tipping

Obviously this isn’t your typical golf season.

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On the Road, and Happily So

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

For Bob and Anne Jones, their casual retirement plans morphed into a love of finding the hidden gems of Scotland and Ireland

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Flipping the Script

Monday, July 6th, 2020
Kyle Crawford had competed in the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, held at Bandon Dunes.

Nearly two dozen caddies at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort had their games in shape to attempt to qualify for this summer’s U.S. Amateur Championship

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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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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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