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01/18/17 —
The Oregon Golf Association, in partnership with the Oregon PGA, will host its second annual Junior Golf Club Swap Meet on Saturday, March 4 from 10am-3pm at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn. The event, which allows youth golfers to swap old clubs for new ones at little or no cost, is open to players of all skill levels ages 18 and under. Youth in attendance will have access to free range balls, putting green games, inflatable targets, individual tips from PGA pros and much more. The giant, inflatable Golfzilla will be making a special appearance as well. “We are excited to host the Junior...
01/17/17 —
The OGA Tour's “Early Bird” registration for 2017 competitions is now available. Early Bird registration offers $10 off (per competitor) for both the Individual Series and Partner Series. The pricing comparison for OGA members and non-OGA members is listed below. Early Bird Pricing (vs. Regular Pricing) Individual Series: $70 OGA members | $90 non-OGA members (regular pricing $80 OGA members | $100 non-OGA members) Partner Series: $140 OGA members | $160 non-OGA members (regular pricing $160 OGA members | $200 non-OGA members) More about the OGA Tour: The OGA Tour features individual and...
01/03/17 —
OGA Senior Rules Officials: Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly The life of both the player and referee became much easier with the announcement that a new Local Rule could be adopted starting January 1, 2017 that would eliminate the penalty for a player accidentally causing his ball to move on a putting green. Both the USGA and R&A will be adopting the Local Rule for their championships and qualifiers, as will the Oregon Golf Association, the world tours and the Masters. In addition, the OGA recommends that all member clubs adopt this Local Rule as well. The suggested wording for the Local...
Passport Profiles - Darlene & Birdie
12/21/16 —
With 73 participating golf courses, each offering 18 holes plus a cart for $30 or less, the 2017 ExploreOregonGolf Passport provides the best value for golfers across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Throughout 2017, the OGA will profile Passport holders from across the region so they can share their experiences. In this edition of Passport Profiles, a golfing duo from Southern Oregon – Darlene Satterla and Birdie Milano – talk about their golfing community and why the Passport is valuable to them. OGA: How were you introduced to the Passport program? Birdie: I bought it last year for the...
12/20/16 —
Though you already know the Oregon Golf Association’s off season is December, January and February, you might not know exactly why. You might also wonder about posting scores if you travel over the winter, or if and when a “trend handicap” can be used. We’ve got some answers for you! Q: Sometimes the weather isn’t too bad in our area this time of year. Why can’t we post scores? A: The USGA extends jurisdiction to the golf associations to declare our own active and inactive seasons. All northern states in the country have inactive seasons which are typically three or four months in duration,...
12/09/16 —
Dick Estey, longtime member of Waverley Country Club and supporter of the Oregon Golf Association and Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), passed away on November 17, 2016 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 86 years old. Estey was well known in the golf community in the Northwest as well as throughout the country for his golf memorabilia collection. Located in downtown Portland in the KOIN Tower, it was known as one of the most impressive and detailed golf collections in the world. To read more about Estey and his golf memoribilia collection, click here to visit the PNGA website .
12/09/16 —
The USGA and The R&A recently announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. The Local Rule will be available for any committee in charge of a competition to use starting Jan. 1, 2017. It will be adopted by the USGA and The R&A in all of their championships, qualifying competitions and international matches. “Eliminating this penalty responds to the concerns we have heard from both golfers and committees about the difficulties in applying the current Rules when a player accidentally causes a ball to...
12/09/16 —
WOODBURN, ORE. – After a stellar year locally, regionally and nationally, Pat O’Donnell (Happy Valley, Ore.) has been named the 2016 OGA Golfer of the Year, announced Friday by the Oregon Golf Association. This marks the second time that O’Donnell, 63, has won this award; he also earned the honor back in 2009. In 2016, O’Donnell dominated the senior ranks throughout the OGA Championship season. He was the only player to win two OGA Championships this year, and was named the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Senior Men’s Player of the Year in November. O’Donnell’s two wins were the two...
11/30/16 —
OGA Senior Rules Officials: Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly As 2016 draws to a close, we want to take this opportunity to thank our readers and wish everyone Happy Holidays. And, as a small token of our appreciation, introduce other avenues and opportunities to further your Rules knowledge. The Rule of the Month is very popular and continues to be the most used link of OGA publications. The Oregon Golf Association is one of few state associations that has a high level of commitment to Rules education. Five one-day Rules workshops are offered around the OGA regioneach year and the USGA/PGA...
11/21/16 —
Amanda Jacobs left Oregon ten years ago, in 2006. She had just completed a successful career in Oregon Junior Golf and with the girls’ golf team at Central Catholic High School and was headed to the University of Idaho on a golf scholarship. Would being out of her home state mess with her juju? No way. Conference (WAC) Championship Team in 2007, claimed individual First Team All-WAC Honors in 2010, and twice made appearances at the regional level of the NCAA Championship. After graduating from college and living in Japan for two years teaching English, Jacobs moved to Seattle to work on her...
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