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Northwest Women’s Open

Featuring the top women amateurs and PGA and teaching club professionals from around the country.

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An Icon of the Golf Industry Retires

By Troy Andrew, PNGA/WSGA CEO/Executive Director

(This article can be seen in the May 2018 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine)

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Jane Sossamon, Ron Nelson and Larry Giustina receive 2018 PNGA Distinguished Service Award

At the 16th PNGA Distinguished Service Award banquet, to be held on May 11, 2018 at Overlake Golf & Country Club, Jane Sossamon, Ron Nelson and Larry Giustina

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USGA Increases Commitment to Growing the Game Through PLAY9 Program

As part of its ongoing efforts to grow the game within local golf communities, the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced plans to celebrate the fifth year

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Canadian Golf Industry Launches ‘National Golf Day’

Canada’s national golf industry associations have announced the country’s first annual, to be held May 29 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ont.

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Monica Vaughn: Stepping away from the game, for now

NCAA champion and former PNGA Player of the Year sees a future in coaching

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Team OGA dominates final day to win PNGA Cup

Winning an astonishing 8.5 points in today’s Singles matches helped Team OGA to easily win the 13th PNGA Cup, held this week at Seattle Golf Club.

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Team OGA Takes Lead After Day One at PNGA Cup

At the 13th PNGA Cup, being held this week at Seattle Golf Club, Team OGA took an early lead after the morning Four-Ball matches, with five points

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Ellen Secor wins national championship at U.S. Women’s Four-Ball

Ellen Secor of Portland, Ore. and her partner Katrina Prendergast defeated Yachun Chang and Lei Ye, 1-up, in the final match to with the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

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Ellen Secor making a run at U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

Ellen Secor of Portland, Ore. and her partner Katrina Prendergast have reached the semifinal match of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship

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13th Annual PNGA Cup Set to Begin at Seattle Golf Club

The 2018 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s (PNGA) championship season kicks off this week as 48 of the top amateur golfers in the region prepare to square off in the 13th PNGA Cup

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PNGA Player of the Year Stoll Advances at Women’s Four-Ball

Three-time PNGA Women’s Player of the Year Gigi Stoll (2017, 2015, 2014) and her partner Haley Moore advance to the Round of 16

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Golf’s economic impact on display at 2018 National Golf Day on Capitol Hill

by Garrett Johnston

Wednesday, April 25, marked the 11th annual National Golf Day. Many of us celebrated at our office desks

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The ‘Super Bowl’ of golf research comes to B.C. in July

by John Gordon/Golf Canada

If you’re writing off the World Scientific Congress of Golf (WSCG) as a biennial conclave of pointy-headed boffins

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Lost and Found at the Masters

by Larry Kimmel

My home course for the last several years is a hidden gem on the west side of the Cascade Mountain range in Oregon

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PNGA Features & Blogs

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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Adare Manor: Fazio’s spectacular renovation has made it a Ryder Cup hopeful

by Blaine Newnham

How badly does the stately and spectacular Adare Manor want to host the 2026 Ryder Cup for Ireland?

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Sonora Dunes Golf Course

Seated comfortably in the desert-like town of Osoyoos, B.C. known for its warm water, beaches and water sports facilities, Sonora Dunes Golf Course provides a 9-hole experience unlike any other in the Pacific Northwest.

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Indian Lakes Golf Club

Indian Lakes Golf Club, nestled in the heart of Boise, Idaho, is a picturesque 9-hole public golf course designed to test golfers of all skill levels.

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Doonbeg: The revival of Trump’s great links course in Southwest Ireland

by Blaine Newnham

On the second day of our recent trip to Ireland, we played Trump Doonbeg, the course Donald Trump bought in a fire sale in 2014.

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Video: Anita Wicks wins 32nd PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur

Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore. wins the 32nd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

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Wicks making strong bid to repeat at PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; Horwood and Ursino tied in Super Senior

Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore. shot 2-over 75 on the par-73 Overlake Golf and Country

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Video: Holly Horwood wins 6th PNGA Super Senior Women’s Amateur

Holly Horwood of Vancouver, B.C. wins the 6th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

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