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Peter Jacobsen cherishes legacy of those who taught him as junior golfer

Monday, August 10th, 2020
At a recent Peter Jacobsen One Club fundraiser, benefiting the Jacobsen Youth Initiative and Youth on Course, left to right are David Jacobsen, Rob Cumpston, Peter Jacbosen, Vincent Johnson (director of Portland Parks Golf), and Clark Cumpston. The Cumpstons are concessionaires at Portland’s Eastmoreland GC, and along with the Jacobsen’s huge supporters of junior golf.

by Ron Bellamy

In retrospect, looking back roughly half a century, Peter Jacobsen doesn’t remember the tournaments he played as a youngster as much as the passionate Portland-area

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‘What I did during my COVID-inspired summer vacation’

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Two high school softball players, with their season sidelined by the pandemic, find work on a golf course grounds crew

by Steve Mims

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Inspiration comes early from Marilyn Palmer O’Connor

Friday, July 17th, 2020

In the late 1960s, my family moved next door to Club Green Meadows Golf Course in Vancouver, Wash. and my parents and siblings all caught the golfing bug.

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Rachel von Cluck joins PNGA staff

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Please join us in welcoming Rachel von Cluck aboard as our new office administrator at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.

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PNWPGA President Sean Fredrickson tragically gone too soon

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
Along with being the current president of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA, Fredrickson was named the Section’s PGA Professional of the Year in 2019.

Sean Fredrickson, president of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA, was killed on Sunday, July 5, when two small planes collided in mid-air

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Northwest Women’s Open to be held July 20-22

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The annual Northwest Women’s Open is set for July 20-22 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way, Wash. The event is open to both professionals and amateurs.

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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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Jeff Simonds – COVID, Sheep Ranch, and the U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
Jeff Simonds

The director of operations at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Jeff Simonds, talks about the resort’s proactive decision to close the resort for six weeks to address

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PGA Tour returns this week – interview with Mike Zinga

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
Charles Schwab Challenge

This week the PGA Tour returns with the Charles Schwab Challenge being held at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

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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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