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National Golf Day Celebrates 10th Anniversary on Capitol Hill

The 10th annual National Golf Day was held April 26 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to celebrate and discuss the game’s nearly $70 billion economic impact, $4 billion annual charitable impact

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New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review, Effective Immediately

The USGA and R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.

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National Survey Finds That Most Private Clubs Promote Sustainability

Three out of every four private clubs pursue sustainability, and the majority of clubs that don’t have sustainable practices plan to implement them in the future. This is just one of the key findings of the Environmental Behaviors & Practices survey, the first study of its kind to evaluate the environmental practices of private clubs across the United States.

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USGA to change Walker Cup Mid-Amateur Requirements

The USGA is prepared to move away from its two mid-amateur Walker Cup minimum.

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USGA and R&A Work with Handicap Authorities to Develop a Single World Handicap System

The USGA and R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game.

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2016 PNGA Player of the Year Jared du Toit is semifinalist for Ben Hogan Award

Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have announced that nine first-time semifinalists are among the 10 players in contention

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Pacific Northwest Golf Association and Pacific Northwest Section PGA to Induct Five at Joint Hall of Fame Ceremony

For the fourth time in Northwest golf history, the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA)

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12th Annual PNGA Cup to be held at TimberStone Golf Course

The 2017 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s (PNGA) championship season will kick off in early May as 48 of the top amateur golfers in the region prepare to square off in the 12th PNGA Cup

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USGA opens entries for 2017 U.S. Juniors and Ams

Applications are now being accepted for four of the USGA’s oldest and most prestigious championships – the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Women’s Amateur, U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior – and will remain open into June.

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’16 PNGA Player of the Year Jared du Toit nominated for Byron Nelson Award

The Golf Coaches Association of America have announced five Byron Nelson Award nominees for this year, and 2016 PNGA Men’s Player of the Year Jared du Toit is one of the finalists.

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USGA Announces Retirement of Men’s and Women’s State Team Championships

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced the retirement of the Men’s State Team Championship and Women’s State Team Championship, following the completion of the 2017 competitions calendar.

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PGA Tour to Test Distance Measuring Devices on Three Tours

The PGA Tour has announced that it will begin testing the use of distance measuring devices during competition at select tournaments this year on the Web.com Tour, Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

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USGA Announces Sectional Qualifying Exemptions for Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open

The USGA today announced its exemption categories from sectional qualifying for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested for the first time July 12-15, 2018 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill.

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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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PNGA Features & Blogs

New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review, Effective Immediately

The USGA and R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.

...Read More





National Survey Finds That Most Private Clubs Promote Sustainability

Three out of every four private clubs pursue sustainability, and the majority of clubs that don’t have sustainable practices plan to implement them in the future. This is just one of the key findings of the Environmental Behaviors & Practices survey, the first study of its kind to evaluate the environmental practices of private clubs across the United States.

...Read More





USGA and R&A Work with Handicap Authorities to Develop a Single World Handicap System

The USGA and R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game.

...Read More





Pacific Northwest Golf Association and Pacific Northwest Section PGA to Induct Five at Joint Hall of Fame Ceremony

For the fourth time in Northwest golf history, the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA)

...Read More





12th Annual PNGA Cup to be held at TimberStone Golf Course

The 2017 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s (PNGA) championship season will kick off in early May as 48 of the top amateur golfers in the region prepare to square off in the 12th PNGA Cup

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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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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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