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PNGA Player of the Year Crisologo repeats at South American Amateur

Canadian standout Chris Crisologo is proving to be an unbeatable force on one of the world’s southernmost continents.

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Finding Honesty and a Time Difference a Long Way from Home

by Jeff Tolman

I knew I wasn’t in the Pacific Northwest when I went into the cafe’ of the Uig-to-Tarbert ferry.

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USGA Honors Michael T. Huck as 2019 Green Section Award Recipient

Celebrating golf’s leaders who innovate and demonstrate leadership in sustainability and water resource management

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Looking Back – Bandon Dunes stages the 2006 Curtis Cup

by Ron Bellamy

Of all things, 13 years later they remember the wind, the way it blew so strongly in the week before the 2006 Curtis Cup

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USGA expands Bodenhamer’s role

John Bodenhamer’s responsibilities have expanded to now direct both the fan and player experience at all 14 USGA championships.

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From Gridiron to Mid-Iron

A football All-American at Boise State, Mark Villano now serves the game of golf on the IGA Board of Directors. ...Read More




Fitzsimons and Hill to be Inducted into the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame

Pat Fitzsimons of LaQuinta, Calif. and Dan Hill of Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle, Wash. will be formally inducted into the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame

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Save the Dates: 2019 Northwest Golf Shows

The PNGA has partnered with the Northwest’s premier Golf Shows for 2019

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USGA Boatwright Internship Prepares Golf’s Future Leaders

The USGA’s P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship program is a great way to get started in the golf industry.

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Greg McLaughlin named World Golf Foundation CEO, President of the First Tee

The World Golf Foundation Board of Directors announced that Greg McLaughlin will assume the combined roles and responsibilities

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Pacific Northwest Golf Association Selects 2018 Players of the Year

The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has announced the 2018 Players of the Year for the region.

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Global ranking for golfers with disabilities to launch in 2019

The USGA and R&A will administer a global ranking for golfers with disabilities, which will help to grow participation and competition

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USGA Names Tom Dudley as 2019 Joe Dey Award Recipient

The United States Golf Association has named Tom Dudley, of Jacksonville, Fla., as the recipient of its 2019 Joe Dey Award.

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Keith Dawkins stepping down from The First Tee

The World Golf Foundation (WGF) Board of Directors announced today that Keith Dawkins, who joined The First Tee as incoming CEO last year, will be leaving the organization.

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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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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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