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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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Past champions lead PNGA Men’s Senior and Super Senior Team Championships

Looking for their third straight title, the duo of Craig Larson of Tacoma, Wash. and Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. fired a second-round

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Larson and Hanson go low to lead PNGA Men’s Senior Team; Gallacher and Lindbjerg lead Super Seniors

Two-time champions Craig Larson of Tacoma, Wash. and Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. fired an opening round 10-under 62 to lead

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Burkey and Norman coast to victory at PNGA Women’s Senior Team Championship; Ryan and Douthit win third Super Senior title

Ginny Burkey and Leilani Norman of Eugene, Ore. successfully defended

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Burkey and Norman grow lead at PNGA Women’s Senior Team; Pearson and Oberg vault to lead at Super Senior

The lead for Ginny Burkey and Leilani Norman of Eugene, Ore. has grown

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Burkey and Norman lead PNGA Women’s Senior Team; Crowded leaderboard at Super Senior

Defending champions Ginny Burkey and Leilani Norman of Eugene, Ore. grabbed a slim lead after the opening round of the 36th Pacific Northwest Women’s Senior Team

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PNGA Team Championships Being Held at Gold Mountain GC

The 36th Pacific Northwest Men’s and Women’s Senior Team Championships and the 3rd Men’s and Women’s Super Senior Team Championships are being held this week at

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#inviteHER – See The Power Of Invitation

Through the efforts of the WE ARE GOLF, Women’s Task Force and the LPGA Women’s Network, we are excited to announce the launch of the #inviteHER campaign.

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Golf’s modernized Rules and new Player’s Edition published

Golf’s new Rules have been published by the USGA and The R&A ahead of their effective date of January 1, 2019.

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Drive, Chip and Putt regional qualifier held at Chambers Bay

Eight junior golfers were awarded spots in the 2019 Drive, Chip and Putt National Championship after a regional qualifier

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Seattle Basketball Legend Loves Golf

by Jeff Shelley

Not many people know that another basketball coaching icon not named Bill Russell or Lenny Wilkens is a Seattle resident.

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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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Hatley surges into 36-hole lead at PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur

Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho followed up an opening round 1-over 73 with a 1-under 71 in today’s second round to take a narrow one shot

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Hibler opens with 70 to lead PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur

Jesse Hibler of Meridian, Idaho fired a 2-under par 70 to grab the first-round lead at the 34th Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

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Where Are They Now?: Catching up with PNGA Hall of Famer Peggy Conley

by Jeff Shelley

Peggy Conley was coy when asked her age for this article. “Old enough to know better,” the Spokane native said with a chuckle.

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PNGA Features & Blogs

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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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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