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National Park Service Recognizes Golf Industry as ‘Group Volunteer of the Year’

National Golf Day Community Service Project

A coalition of golf’s leading associations and industry partners will be presented the group award for “Outstanding Volunteer Service”

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Pacific Northwest Golf Association Selects 2019 Players of the Year

2019 PNGA Players of the Year

The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has announced the 2019 Players of the Year for the region.

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World Handicap System to Roll Out in 2020

The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched in January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.

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Senior Amateurs win Senior Hudson Cup for ninth time; Hudson Cup finishes in a draw

The Senior Hudson Cup teams

For just the ninth time in Senior Hudson Cup history, the Senior Amateurs defeated the Senior PGA Professionals this week in the 28th Senior Hudson Cup

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71st Hudson Cup and 28th Senior Hudson Cup Being Held at Arrowhead

Arrowhead Golf Club - Molalla, Oregon

Federal Way, Wash. – The 71st edition of the Hudson Cup will be held October 17-18 at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore.

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Women in Golf Charter

To date, 153 organizations have given their commitment to the Women in Golf Charter, pledging to build on current initiatives

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Folsom wins PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; Horwood repeats at Super Senior

Folsom wins PNGA Senior Women's Amateur; Horwood repeats at Super Senior

Leslie Folsom of Tukwila, Wash. shot rounds of 73-76 to win the 33rd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur; while Holly Horwood of Vancouver, B.C.

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Folsom and Laschuk hold slim leads in PNGA Senior and Super Senior Women’s Amateurs, respectively

Kalispel Golf & Country Club

Leslie Folsom shot even-par 73 today in round one on the par-73 Kalispel Golf and Country Club

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PNGA Senior and Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championships to be held at Kalispel

Kalispel Golf & Country Club

Spokane, Wash. – The 33rd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur and 8th Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championships

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O’Donnell and Taylor take Senior Men’s Team title while Gallacher and Lindbjerg take Super Senior Men’s Team Title

Pat O'Donnell and Denny Taylor

Pat O’Donnell (Happy Valley, Ore.) and Denny Taylor (Gladstone, Ore.) went wire-to-wire to claim the Pacific NW Senior Men’s Team Championship title

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O’Donnell and Taylor maintain lead while MacGregor and Berry go low to gain the solo lead

Gold Mountain Cascade Golf Course - Bremerton, WA

Last year’s champions Erik Hanson (Kirkland, Wash.) and Craig Larson (Bainbridge, Wash.) fired a second round score of 64

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O’Donnell and Taylor Start off strong in Senior Men’s Team and three way tie for the lead in Super Senior Men’s Team

Gold Mountain Golf Club - Bremerton, WA

Pat O’Donnell (Happy Valley, Ore.) and Denny Taylor (Gladstone, Ore.) started off the Pacific NW Senior Men’s Team Championship

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Gangi and Harper take Senior Women’s Team title while Sias and Nelson win Super Senior Women’s Team title

Teri Gangi and Lisa Harper - Senior Women's Team Champions

Teri Gangi (Poulsbo, Wash.) and Lisa Harper (Bainbridge, Wash.) win the Pacific NW Senior Women’s Team Championship

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Teams Go Low During the Second Round of the Pacific NW Women’s Senior And Super Senior Team Championship

Gold Mountain Golf Club - Bremerton, WA

Rainy weather did not stop the teams from firing low scores during the second round of the Pacific Northwest Women’s Senior and Super Senior Team Championship.

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Gangi and Harper, and Chow and Johnson share Senior Team lead and Douthit and Ellis lead the Super Senior Team

Gold Mountain Cascade Golf Course - Bremerton, WA

Teri Gangi (Poulsbo, Wash.) and Lisa Harper (Bainbridge, Wash.) share the lead with Di Chow (Redmond, Wash.) and Karen Johnson (Auburn, Wash.)

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PNGA Features & Blogs

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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Mitchell Baldridge wins 117th PNGA Men’s Amateur

Mitchell Baldridge of Edgewood, Wash. defeated Trevor Yu of Vancouver, B.C. 2-up in the 36-hole final match to win the 117th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship

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Stoll triumphs in PNGA Women’s Amateur; Jacobs wins third title in Women’s Mid-Amateur

Gigi Stoll of Tigard, Ore. defeated Alivia Brown of Gig Harbor, Wash. 2&1 to win the 117th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur

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