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Adam Hagen hired as new Manager of Rules and Competition

After a brief period of being away from the game, Adam Hagen has returned to the world he loves by being hired as the new Manager of Rules and Competition for the PNGA and WSGA.

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Jason Connery opens up about directing the movie ‘Tommy’s Honour’

by Tom Cade, Editor.

It’s about time for a golf movie. And it’s about time for a golf movie about the first family of golf.

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Ken Still – a Northwest Legend Passes

One of the Northwest’s first true sports celebrities, Ken Still of Tacoma passed away on Sunday, March 19 due to kidney failure. He was 82.

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Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famer Carole Jo Kabler Passes

Carole Jo Kabler, who was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2009, passed away on Thursday, March 16, of pulmonary disease. She was 78.

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USGA announces 2017 U.S. Senior Open Qualifying sites; Bellingham G&CC and Columbia Edgewater CC set

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced sectional qualifying sites for the 38th U.S. Senior Open Championship, to be held at Salem Country Club, in Peabody, Mass., June 29-July 2. Salem Country Club is hosting its second U.S. Senior Open and its sixth USGA championship.

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A Knack for Uncommon Common Sense

Pete Scholz has quietly become one of the finest Rules officials in the region

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USGA boss hopes to change more than golf’s Rules

by Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf.

Variable-distance golf balls, courses that are more brown than green, hard and fast fairways, slower greens and balls with chips

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USGA Announces 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying Sites

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced sectional qualifying sites for the 72nd U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested July 13-16 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. It will be the seventh U.S. Women’s Open to be played in New Jersey, and the first in 30 years.

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Former PNGA CEO John Bodenhamer discusses proposed Rules changes

At the North American Golf Innovation Symposium, held in Vancouver, B.C. on March 6-7, the USGA’s Senior Managing Director of Championships

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New USGA Technology Helps Golf Facilities Manage Resource Consumption and Increase Productivity

The USGA has introduced Resource Management, a new web-based product that will help golf course superintendents, owners and operators be more precise, efficient and productive in maintaining their facilities.

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USGA Announces 2017 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Sites; Tacoma C&GC to host qualifier

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced sectional qualifying sites for the 117th U.S. Open Championship, which will be held at Erin Hills, in Erin, Wis., on June 15-18. Erin Hills is hosting its first U.S. Open and third USGA championship.

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USGA and R&A announce proposed changes to modernize golf’s Rules; asking for feedback

The USGA and the R&A have unveiled a preview of proposed new Rules of Golf, as part of a joint initiative to modernize the Rules

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PNGA Board Member Leslie Crawford to Receive Sport BC Presidents’ Award

by Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf.

The 51st Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards are coming up March 8th and at that time Sport BC will also be recognizing the Presidents’ Award

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PNGA Player of the Year du Toit wins college tourney

Jared du Toit of Kimberley, B.C. has been knocking on the door for some time with the Arizona State Sun Devils, before finally breaking through on Wednesday with a victory at the Prestige at PGA WEST.

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Andrew Putnam wins Web.com Tour event in Panama

Andrew Putnam of University Place, Wash. won the Panama Claro Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title, beating Chris Baker with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff.

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PNGA Features & Blogs

Ken Still – a Northwest Legend Passes

One of the Northwest’s first true sports celebrities, Ken Still of Tacoma passed away on Sunday, March 19 due to kidney failure. He was 82.

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PNGA Board Member Leslie Crawford to Receive Sport BC Presidents’ Award

by Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf.

The 51st Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards are coming up March 8th and at that time Sport BC will also be recognizing the Presidents’ Award

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USGA and R&A Publish Research on Driving Distance for 2016

The United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient have published their annual review of driving distance, a research document that reports important findings on driving distance in golf.

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The Pacific Northwest Golf Association turns 118 years old

February 4, 2017 marks the 118th birthday of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association. It is the fifth oldest golf association in North America.

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IAGA holds regional meeting at Pumpkin Ridge

The Western Regional Meeting of the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) was held Jan. 29-31 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club outside of Portland, Ore.

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From the pages of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine: From Field to Fairway

Jermaine Kearse of the Seattle Seahawks has brought his skills as a wide receiver to the task of working on his swing.

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Riviera Community Club Golf Course

Just East of the shores of Josephine Lake on Anderson Island, Wash. sits the Riviera Community Club Golf Course.

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Former PNGA President Cliff Shahbaz Brings Special Perspective to USGA Service

By Greg Midland, USGA
Cliff Shahbaz brings a special perspective on what it means to be a USGA volunteer. 

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The Freedom Course

Tee it high and let it fly at the Freedom Course in Kuna, Idaho.

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Cove Links Golf Course

Cove Links Golf Course

In between the Fraser River and the northern border of Washington state lies Cove Links golf course, one of the premier 9-hole courses in Pacific Northwest.

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Laurelwood Golf Course

Laurelwood Golf Course

Five sets of tees, smooth putting surfaces, a two-tier driving range and a newly renovated 19th hole? Laurelwood Golf Course provides all of that and more. What more could you ask for in a nine-hole course?

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Tapps Island Golf Course

Tapps Island GC

Nestled in the shadow of Mount Rainier and along the shore of Lake Tapps, Tapps Island Golf Course is a great course for any golfer looking to squeeze in a round of nine holes, while enjoying breathtaking views in the process.

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Christmas Valley Golf Course

Christmas Valley GC

Located in the small town of Christmas Valley, Ore., the Christmas Valley Golf Course is the perfect track for any golfer looking to squeeze in nine holes at any time of year.

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Fort Steilacoom Golf Course

Fort Steilacoom Golf Course

Fort Steilacoom Golf Course is the perfect golf course for golfers of every skill level.

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Northwest Niners Blog

Check back soon for a new journal of the best 9-hole courses throughout the Pacific Northwest!!

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