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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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70th Hudson Cup and 27th Senior Hudson Cup Being Held at Overlake

The 70th edition of the Hudson Cup will be held October 18-19 at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash.

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USGA and R&A finalize limits on use of green-reading materials

The USGA and R&A have published the finalized interpretation on the use of green-reading materials in golf, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

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PNGA Player of the Year Lara Tennant captures U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Lara Tennant arrived at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club having won just one match in a USGA amateur championship in eight starts.

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Lara Tennant advances to Final Match at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore. has advanced to the Final Match at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

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Tennant continues to roll at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore. has advanced to the Quarterfinals at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

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Tennant and Frohnmayer advance to Round of 32 at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Five players from the Northwest advanced through to the Round of 64 match play at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

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Strong Northwest representation at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

The field is set for the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, taking place October 6-11 at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club

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USGA announces U.S. Junior field increase in 2020

Aligning with ongoing initiatives to expand its support of junior golf, the United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced

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Jackie Little wins third title in PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; Holly Horwood repeats at Super Senior

Jackie Little (Procter, B.C.) shot rounds of 72-81 to win the 32nd Pacific Northwest

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OSU’s Tim Slama to compete in Golf Channel’s ‘Driver vs. Driver’

Tim Slama, a 22-year-old mechanical engineering student at Oregon State University, has been named a finalist for the Golf Channel show “Driver vs. Driver.”

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Little seeks third title in PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; Horwood making run at title defense in Super Senior

Jackie Little (Procter, B.C.) shot 1-under 72 in today’s opening round

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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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