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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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WE ARE GOLF to Host Community Service Project in D.C. with Industry Leaders

We Are Golf – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – will host a community service project in celebration of National Golf Day’s 10th anniversary.

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USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 117th U.S. Open Championship

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced local qualifying sites for the 117th U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested for the first time at Erin Hills, in Erin, Wis., on June 15-18.

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Reigning PNGA Women’s Player of the Year Wins First NCAA Event

Courtesy Golf Canada

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Reigning PNGA Women’s Player of the Year Naomi Ko of Victoria, BC, had a day to remember on Tuesday, hoisting her first collegiate trophy after a playoff victory at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

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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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Peter Jacobsen honored with GWAA’s Charlie Bartlett Award

Portland’s Peter Jacobsen has been selected by the Golf Writers Association of America as the recipient of the 2017 Charlie Bartlett Award, given annually to someone for unselfish contributions

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Let’s Play Two; Golf and baseball go hand-in-hand for Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Sims

by Jim Street

It took a while for the golf bug that bit 14-year-old Dave Sims nearly 50 years ago

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Reigning PNGA Players of the Year Nominated for Sport BC Athlete of the Year Award

Jared du Toit of Kimberley, B.C. is a finalist for the Sport BC Male Senior Athlete of the Year, while Victoria’s Naomi Ko is a finalist in the Female Senior Athlete of the Year category.

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USGA Conducts 2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 USGA Annual Meeting & Service Awards Dinner was held in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, February 4.
It was a day highlighted by

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B.C. initiative to #ERASEBULLYING in #sport

A sport environment in which participants – athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials – are exposed to negative experiences such as bullying can be harmful and cause individuals to quit.

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Bob Ford Selected by USGA as 2017 Bob Jones Award Winner

The USGA will present its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award, to longtime Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club professional Bob Ford in a ceremony on June 13, 2017, during the week of the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

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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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Pacific Northwest Hall of Famer Jim McLean speaks on panel at 2017 PGA Show

Seattle-native Jim McLean was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2003. He won three PNGA Men’s Amateur Championships

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GOLF 20/20 Announces the Game’s 2016 Charitable Impact

GOLF 20/20 – a collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the U.S. golf industry – has announced details about the game’s $3.9 billion annual charitable impact

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PNGA Features & Blogs

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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Video: Mary Ryan Wins 6th PNGA Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

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Video: Anita Wicks Wins 31st PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

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