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Hosts with the Most: Jerry and Mary Minor have created an extended family by serving as longtime hosts for young golfers at the annual Eddie Hogan Cup

by Ron Bellamy

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Clint Nickerson, great friend of golf and Evans Scholars supporter, passes too young

It is with great sadness Clint Nickerson passed away in Victoria, B.C., following a short illness. He had been diagnosed with cancer, and 10 days later he was gone. He was 65.

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Northwest Women’s Open to be held at Twin Lakes G&CC

Northwest Women’s Open

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Tom Brandes takes PNGA Senior Men’s title in playoff; John Gallacher goes wire-to-wire in claiming Super Senior Men’s title

Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. came from behind in the final round to successfully defend his title

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Rules from the Inside Out

Two officials from the Pacific Northwest – Barb Trammell, CEO of the Oregon Golf Association; and Dale Jackson, longtime PNGA Board member from Victoria, B.C. – were selected to serve

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The Kid at Play

by Josh Kerns

The sweet swing of Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. has now transferred

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PNGA Senior and Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships Being Held at Semiahmoo and Loomis Trail

The 53rd Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship and 8th Pacific Northwest

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Champions at PNW PGA Girls’ and Boys’ Junior Championships advance to nationals

At the PNW PGA Girls’ Junior Championship and Boys’ Junior Championship, held June 3-4, 2017 at Canyon Lakes GC in Kennewick, Wash.

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Canada’s 150th Birthday Celebration Golf Activity Centre Now Live

Help British Columbia celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and reach the goal of 150,000 activities.

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Women’s Golf Day – June 6

Women’s Golf Day is a four-hour experience happening around the world where women and girls can experience golf for the first time,

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Hanson and Garrett a group to watch at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Ben Garrett of Seattle, Wash. have been named as a group to watch at this week’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship from Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

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Former PNGA Player of the Year Monica Vaughn Wins NCAA Title

Monica Vaughn, a senior at Arizona State, won the individual national title at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in Sugar Grove, Illinois, on Monday, May 22.

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Governor Inslee Proclaims May as Washington Golf Month; Golf Alliance of Washington releases Economic Impact Study

Governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation today at the state capitol in Olympia

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Meet the Team: Tanner Smith, USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern

The PNGA would like to welcome Tanner Smith aboard as our new USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern.

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2017 Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame Induction

With Northwest radio legend Bill Yeend serving as master of ceremonies, the PNGA inducted three new members into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame at a ceremony held April, 28 at Fircrest Golf Club (Fircrest, Wash.)

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PNGA Features & Blogs

Video: 2017: Rules R Us – Ep. 1

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VIDEO: John Gallacher wins 2017 PNGA Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship

John Gallacher or Burnaby, British Columbia wins the 2017 PNGA Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, hosted by Semiahmoo G&CC and Loomis Trail GC.

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VIDEO: Tom Brandes wins 2017 PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur Championship

Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. wins the 2017 PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, hosted by Semiahmoo G&CC and Loomis Trail GC.

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O’Donnell builds lead at PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur; Gallacher maintains lead at Super Senior Amateur

Pat O’Donnell shot 1-under par 71 in today’s second round of the 53rd Pacific Northwest

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Rising to the top at the PNGA Senior and Super Senior Men’s Amateurs

There is no lack for quality at the top of the PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur leader board. With Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore. and John Bracken of Seattle both firing rounds of 3-under 69, they share

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Governor Inslee Proclaims May as Washington Golf Month; Golf Alliance of Washington releases Economic Impact Study

Governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation today at the state capitol in Olympia

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Handicap Chair Occupies Important Seat at the Table

By Joey Flyntz, USGA

Whether you belong to a small online golf club or are a member of a large green-grass facility, one of your peers is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of everyone’s scoring record and Handicap Index®: the handicap chair.

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2017 Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame Induction

With Northwest radio legend Bill Yeend serving as master of ceremonies, the PNGA inducted three new members into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame at a ceremony held April, 28 at Fircrest Golf Club (Fircrest, Wash.)

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Podcast: Tees & Trips (w/ PNGA Sr. Director of Handicapping John Saegner and PNGA Cup competitor Leslie Folsom)

Josh visits with John Saegner, PNGA Senior Director of Handicapping & Course Rating to learn how they come up with slope and rating, and how you can volunteer to become a rater

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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 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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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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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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