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Looking Back: David Fink talks about his 2012 Pacific Coast title at Bandon Dunes

David Fink

by Ron Bellamy

The fog was thick that July morning in 2012 when Oregon State University golfer David Fink teed off in the final round of the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship

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Bandon Dunes marks 20 years since it changed the face of golf

by Blaine Newnham

Twenty years ago, as we searched among the sand dunes for the trailer that served as the first clubhouse at Bandon Dunes

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Player of the Year Brittany Kwon to compete for spot in LPGA’s ANA Inspiration

Kwon to compete for spot in LPGA's ANA Inspiration

The ANA Junior Inspiration and the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) announced Brittany Kwon of Bremerton, Wash. and Central Kitsap High School

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Registration Now Open For Drive, Chip And Putt Qualifiers

The USGA, PGA of America and the Masters Tournament announced that qualifying registration for Drive, Chip, and Putt is now officially open

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Northwest Influential: The Architects

Northwest Influential: The Architects

by Tony Dear

Golf in the Pacific Northwest has a rich history, full of characters, frontrunners, visionaries

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Lee Elder Makes USGA History as Bob Jones Award Recipient

The USGA will honor Lee Elder with its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award

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U.S. Amateur Returns to Oakmont, Ridgewood, Cherry Hills, Hazeltine National, The Olympic Club and Merion

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sites for six U.S. Amateur Championships

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Road To The 2019 Open Championships Begins February 20

Entry applications for the 119th U.S. Open, 74th U.S. Women’s Open, 40th U.S. Senior Open, and 2nd U.S. Senior Women’s Open will be available beginning Feb. 20

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USGA Statement Regarding Amateur Status of Highly Ranked Golfer Lucy Li

The USGA Amateur Status Committee has ruled that amateur golfer Lucy Li breached Rule 6-2 of the Rules of Amateur Status

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Former PNGA President and Dedicated Volunteer MG Davis Passes

In late January, the Pacific Northwest golf community lost one of its most dedicated and passionate volunteers.

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USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 119th U.S. Open Championship

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced local qualifying sites for the 119th U.S. Open Championship.

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The USGA And The R&A Release Clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4): Restriction on Caddie Standing Behind Player

The USGA and The R&A have provided two clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4) regarding restrictions on caddies standing behind players, which take effect immediately.

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Ellie Slama Earns Augusta National Women’s Amateur Invitation

Two-time PNGA junior girls’ player of the year Ellie Slama has been invited to compete in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur

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USGA and The R&A Release 2018 Driving Distance Report

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Jan. 29, 2019) – The USGA and The R&A have released the 2018 Annual Driving Distance Report

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PNGA Player of the Year Crisologo repeats at South American Amateur

Canadian standout Chris Crisologo is proving to be an unbeatable force on one of the world’s southernmost continents.

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PNGA Features & Blogs

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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Byrnes and Kuhn to square off in final match at PNGA Master-40

Jeff Byrnes (Buckley, Wash.) and Darren Kuhn (Pocatello, Idaho) will face each other in tomorrow’s final match at the 43rd Pacific Northwest Master-40

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Quarterfinals set at 43rd Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur

Co-medalists Steve Rude (Vancouver, Wash.) and Jeff Byrnes (Buckley, Wash.) advanced through today’s Rounds of 32 and 16 today at the 43rd Pacific Northwest

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Crimp, Byrnes and Rude lead field into match play at 43rd Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur

Steve Rude (Vancouver, Wash.), Keith Crimp (Ellensburg, Wash.) and Jeff Byrnes (Buckley, Wash.) earned co-medalist honors today

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An Unforgettable Kiss – the recent passing of Carol Mann brings back a fond memory

by Bob Robinson

The phone call was a surprise – from a member at Eugene Country Club – in the mid-1960s. The club was playing host to the Pacific Ladies Classic

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Bradley’s lead grows at PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur; Watson, Vanier co-lead at Super Senior

Norm Bradley of Kelowna, B.C. fired a 2-over 73, stretching his lead to three shots after round two at the 54th Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur

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Norm Bradley holds lead at PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur; Gary Vanier leads Super Senior

Norm Bradley of Kelowna, B.C opened the 54th Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur with a first round score of 1-under 70

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Dingle Golf Links (or, Ceann Sibeal): Wild and unspoiled classic Irish links

by Blaine Newnham
You’d go to the end of the earth for one more memorable round of golf.

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Spanish Point Golf Club: Nine holes of historic links on historic land

by Blaine Newnham

Over the years I’ve had as much fun discovering the hidden gems of the British Isles as playing the great courses.

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Meet the team: Nicole Bivins

The PNGA would like to welcome Nicole Bivins aboard as the new office administrator for the Association.

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USGA’s Thomas Pagel gives update of Rules modernization at IAGA conference

The 51st Annual Conference of the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) was held November 5-8, 2017 at the We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Juan de Fuca Golf Course

Juan de Fuca Golf Course, located in beautiful Victoria, B.C. is the ideal place for a quick nine holes without feeling the pressure of playing a regulation course.

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Williams 9

Fun, family-friendly and forgiving, the Williams 9 at Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash. is a favorite amongst locals looking to fit in a quick round.

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Dooks Golf Links: ancient links gem continues to reinvent itself

by Blaine Newnham

Perhaps the changing face of Irish golf can best be understood during a delightful visit to Dooks Golf Links, a sort of hidden gem just off the north loop of the Ring of Kerry that each year becomes a little less hidden and a lot more of a gem.

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Oak Knoll Golf Course

Oak Knoll Golf Course has been a staple in the Ashland, Ore. community since opening in 1928.

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