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U.S. Women’s Open postponed to December

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (April 3, 2020) – The USGA today announced that due to the evolving dynamics of the global COVID-19 pandemic

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Curtis Cup Match postponed to 2021

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J., and ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (April 1, 2020) – The USGA and The R&A today announced that due to the evolving dynamics of the global COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions to international travel, the 2020 Curtis Cup Match has been postponed.

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Women’s Golf Day announces revised date and virtual celebration

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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Upcoming Drive, Chip and Putt Qualifying Season Canceled, 2020 National Finals Rescheduled

As seen on the Drive, Chip and Putt website.

AUGUSTA, Ga. – On March 13, it was announced that the 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals

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Oregon-based Seamus Golf does their part to help with the COVID-19 outbreak

Seamus Golf

Seamus Golf, located in Beaverton, Ore., is one of many companies helping deal with the current health crisis.

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Rules and Handicapping Guidance During COVID-19 Era

As seen on the USGA site

The USGA stands with our entire golf community during this time. We all love the game for the escape it provides, and it is our great hope that we will all be able to play it, watch it and enjoy it together soon.

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USGA cancels first two championships for 2020

Given the recent CDC guidance and the evolving dynamics of the Coronavirus pandemic, the USGA announced today that it has canceled its first two 2020 championships

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Coronavirus Update

The PNGA is monitoring the current COVID-19 situation very closely from our state and local authorities as well as the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Jay Taylor looks back on his son Nick’s victory at the AT&T

by Kent Gilchrist

Sitting in your easy-chair watching a PGA TOUR event on your wide-screen TV might sound like a simple, sedentary thing to do on a Sunday morning.

It’s more like an endless rollercoaster ride if you are the father of the player leading the tournament, as Jay Taylor acknowledges.

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The PNGA Patrons of Golf

Through the PNGA Patrons of Golf, contributions will go directly to support worthwhile programs of the PNGA

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Former PNGA Player of the Year Nick Taylor Wins AT&T at Pebble Beach

Nick Taylor

Click here to read Jay Taylor’s (Nick Taylor’s father) comments on his son’s win.

(Courtesy of Golf Canada)

Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson.

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Jacob Leonard joins PNGA Championship Staff

Please join us in welcoming Jacob Leonard aboard as a new staff member at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.

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USGA and R&A Release Key Findings on Impacts of Distance in Golf

The USGA and The R&A have issued the Distance Insights Report, which provides comprehensive research and analysis on the contributors to, and long-term impacts of, hitting distance in golf.

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Player of the Year Christine Wong Named Finalist for Sport BC Award

Christine Wong of Richmond, B.C.

Christine Wong, originally of Richmond, B.C., has been nominated as a finalist at the 54th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards

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Dick Lyle passes

Dick Lyle

Dick Lyle of West Vancouver, B.C. passed away on December 29 at the age of 70.

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PNGA Features & Blogs

Sheep Ranch Musings

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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Not the Retiring Kind

Every golf facility throughout the entire Pacific Northwest and B.C. has been touched by the hand, and voice, of Larry Gilhuly

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Game Changer

Northwest Indian College - Kwina Building

There is something happening in the far reaches of our corner of the continent, where a game is becoming more than a game, and its players are becoming more than players

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Laurent Desmarchais wins 118th PNGA Men’s Amateur

Laurent Desmarchais

Lakewood, Wash. – Laurent Desmarchais of Quebec, Canada defeated Josh McCollum of Upland, Calif. 3&2 in the final match to win the 118th Pacific Northwest

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Highsmith goes wire-to-wire to win Sahalee Players Championship

Highsmith goes wire-to-wire to win Sahalee Players Championship

Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 70-68-69-74 to win the 25th Sahalee Players Championship, held this week at Sahalee Country Club

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Jeff Strickland wins PNGA Master-40

Jeff Strickland wins PNGA Master-40

Jeff Strickland of Mill Creek, Wash. won the 44th Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Championship, beating Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash. 3&1

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Pat O’Donnell hangs on for PNGA Senior Men’s Am title; Gary Vanier wins Super Senior in playoff

Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore. went wire-to-wire in winning the 55th Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship

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Senior Moments

Senior Moments

Those among us of a certain age have this thing figured out. Band together. Look for like-minded spirits.

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Team WSGA Wins 14th Annual PNGA Cup

Team WSGA mounted a comeback in today’s Singles matches to win the 14th Annual PNGA Cup, held this week at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore.

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How to Play Golf with the Locals

by Jeff Tolman

Over the past 20 years I have had the good fortune to journey to Ireland and Scotland many times

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Hudson Cup and Senior Hudson Cup both finish in a draw

The 70th edition of the Hudson Cup Matches concluded at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash.

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Jackie Little wins third title in PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; Holly Horwood repeats at Super Senior

Jackie Little (Procter, B.C.) shot rounds of 72-81 to win the 32nd Pacific Northwest

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Champions crowned at PNGA Senior Team Championships

At the 36th Pacific Northwest Senior Team Championships, Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Craig Larson of Tacoma, Wash.

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Reid Hatley wins PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur in convincing fashion

Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho shot rounds of 73-71-71 to win the 34th Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

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Drew Warford defends title at PNGA Junior Boys’ Amateur; Cosette Anderson cruises to Junior Girls’ title

Drew Warford of Snoqualmie, Wash. defeated Dennis Geissler of Burlington, Wash.

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