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Fund started for Ken Still Memorial

A committee has formed to raise funds to permanently honor Ken Still for his contribution as Tacoma’s greatest golf ambassador and one of the top athletes in the region’s sports history.

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Golf’s new World Handicap System designed to welcome more golfers; feedback period begins

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Royal & Ancient (R&A) have announced key features of the proposed new World Handicap System

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Goat caddies are coming to McVeigh’s Gauntlet at Silvies Valley Ranch

As far as caddies go, Steve Williams, Mike “Fluff” Cowan, Jim “Bones” Mackay and James “Tip” Anderson are a few of the G.O.A.T.s.

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NGCOA Canada acquires Vancouver Golf & Travel Show; event re-branded as Vancouver GOLFEXPO

In July 2017, the British Columbia Chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada (NGCOA Canada) acquired the Vancouver Golf & Travel Show

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PNGA Hall of Famer A.V. Macan to be inducted in Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

On July 24, 2018, A.V. Macan will enter the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony to be held at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

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U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship Trophy Unveiled

The USGA unveiled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship Trophy at its Annual Meeting in Miami, Fla., held Feb 2-4, 2018.

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Mark Newell elected as 65th USGA president; past PNGA president Cliff Shahbaz, former IGA board of director Stephen Beebe remain on Executive Commitee

Mark Newell of McLean, Va. has been elected to serve a one-year term as the 65th

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USGA Announces Winners of 2018 Service Awards

In recognition of outstanding contributions to the game of golf, the United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced its annual Service Awards winners.

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Joel Belsvik passes; former PNGA Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Joel Belsvik of Bellevue, Wash. passed away on January 19. He was 95. Joel spent his career as a Civil Servant, and in retirement he became a devoted volunteer

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Former PNGA Player of the Year Adam Svensson secures first victory on Web.com Tour

Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. picked up his first Web.com Tour win at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic

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BC’s Chris Crisologo wins South American Amateur Open

Chris Crisologo of Richmond, B.C. won the title in the XIII South American Amateur Open, which opened the calendar of the South American Golf

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Shane Prante joins staff at The Home Course

Shane Prante is the new Lead Golf Instructor at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. He began his new role at the course on January 3, 2018. He will oversee the facility’s lessons, clinics, and junior programs, which are held throughout the year.

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USGA enters new regional golf association alliance

Fifty-nine regional golf associations have entered into a new relationship with the United States Golf Association to enhance the golfer experience

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Qualifying schedule announced for 2019 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

The United States Golf Association, Masters Tournament and PGA of America have officially launched the sixth year of the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

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Longtime PNGA Club Rep Harry White passes

by Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

The British Columbia golf community is mourning the passing of Harry White, a tireless promoter of junior

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PNGA Features & Blogs

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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Sonora Dunes Golf Course

Seated comfortably in the desert-like town of Osoyoos, B.C. known for its warm water, beaches and water sports facilities, Sonora Dunes Golf Course provides a 9-hole experience unlike any other in the Pacific Northwest.

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Indian Lakes Golf Club

Indian Lakes Golf Club, nestled in the heart of Boise, Idaho, is a picturesque 9-hole public golf course designed to test golfers of all skill levels.

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Doonbeg: The revival of Trump’s great links course in Southwest Ireland

by Blaine Newnham

On the second day of our recent trip to Ireland, we played Trump Doonbeg, the course Donald Trump bought in a fire sale in 2014.

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Video: Anita Wicks wins 32nd PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur

Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore. wins the 32nd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

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Video: Holly Horwood wins 6th PNGA Super Senior Women’s Amateur

Holly Horwood of Vancouver, B.C. wins the 6th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

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Wicks making strong bid to repeat at PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; Horwood and Ursino tied in Super Senior

Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore. shot 2-over 75 on the par-73 Overlake Golf and Country

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