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Hall of Famer Bill Wright passes

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Bill Wright, who was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2013 after a career which included being the first Black golfer to win a USGA national championship, passed away on Feb 19.

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USGA Names Mike Whan Its New CEO

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

The USGA announced that Mike Whan will join the organization this summer as CEO, and will become the eighth top executive in USGA history. 

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USGA and R&A Announce Golf Equipment Research Topics and Proposed Equipment Standards Change

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

The USGA and The R&A are re-engaging with the golf industry on the Distance Insights project, which aims to help achieve a more sustainable long-term future for golf.

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Two Idaho Golf Organizations Announce New Collaboration

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Two Idaho Golf Organizations Announce New Collaboration

The Idaho Golf Association and the First Tee of Idaho announced on Monday that beginning this week, they will be co-tenants

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First Tee-British Columbia set to launch

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Golf Canada and First Tee is set to launch First Tee-Canada in 2021. The partnership will bring First Tee’s youth development emphasis to strengthen Golf Canada’s junior golf

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Bill Mulflur passes – media supporter of golf

Monday, January 11th, 2021
Bill Mulflur

Bill Mulflur, a longtime golf and college sportswriter in the Portland area, passed away on Tuesday, January 6. He was 94.

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Golfing Gorilla has passed into legend

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

South Sound native and “trainer” to local celebrity golfer The Golfing Gorilla, Tom Tuell passed away on December 6, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer

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Golf Boom 2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

Monday, December 7th, 2020
Golf Boom 2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

by Bob Bostwick

During these dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought in our dark hearts of some dark humor, such as ‘What are the upsides

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Youth on Course – 2020 more than ever

Monday, December 7th, 2020
Young girl hits a golf shot

The program which provides $5 rounds of golf to kids age 6-18 at participating courses throughout the Pacific Northwest (and, indeed, throughout the U.S.) had a terrific year. For harried parents trying to figure out what activities were safe for their kids during the COVID-19 pandemic and the school closures, Youth on Course was an easy fix for the problem of what to do with kids who suddenly had a lot of time on their hands.

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WATCH: Championship Restart Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
WATCH: Championship Restart Panel Discussion

As part of the recent International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) virtual conference, Tyler Dennis (PGA TOUR, Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations)

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