10 PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER | MAY 2019 handicapping system which was acceptable to the USGA. Handicaps were initially calculated using the Skagg’s Drug Store computers in Salt Lake City. In 1969, the inaugural Idaho Men’s State Amateur was conducted at Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls. In 1973, Idaho selected and sent its first Junior America’s Cup, and in 1978 Idaho hosted the Junior America’s Cup at Elkhorn Golf Club in Sun Valley. The ISWAGA supported the IGA handicap services starting in 1969, however they continued to run the Idaho Women’s State Amateur until 1990, when they requested that the IGA take over the administration of the championship. “We are excited to spend 2019 celebrating the IGA’s first 50 years, with planned functions, gifts, and recognition,” said IGA Executive Director Adam McCormick. “And we are also excited about where the future will take us.” For more information about the IGA’s 50th anniversary, visit IdahoGA.org/50th. FOUNDED IN 1969, THE IDAHO GOLF ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN 2019. The founding of the IGA began in the late 1960s amidst turmoil in the operation of the Idaho Men’s State Amateur, which had been conducted by the Idaho Amateur Golf Association since the 1930s. In reorganizing, the hope was to not only improve the quality of the State Amateur, but also tie together handicapping, which each club had been calculating on their own; the Idaho State Women’s Amateur Golf Association (ISWAGA); junior golf, which was minimal at best, and was for boys only; senior golf, which was nonexistent; and to develop a relationship with the USGA. The founding group settled on the name Idaho Golf Association, and Joe Marmo became the first president in 1969 by the flip of a coin. The group developed a logo, a financing plan, by-laws and a                    Book a tee time and get a FREE replay ($50 value). Mention code “Can’t Get Enough.” Offer valid through May 31st . FREE replay Monday – Thursday (same day, based on availability) Code “Can’t Get Enough” cdacasino.com/golf 1 800 523-2464 AT COEUR D’ALENE CASINO RESORT HOTEL AT COEUR D’ALENE CASINO RESORT HOTEL A T Y P I C A L C O U R S E C O V E R S 7 4 A C R E S . W E C O V E R 6 2 0 A C R E S . This should tell you how we feel about being typical. IGA marks 50 years CHIP SHOTS