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05/21/18 —
The Explore Oregon Golf Passport is a program that allows golfers to play an 18-hole round (with cart included) at participating golf courses across the region for a fee of $30 or less . Click Here to Buy Click Here for More Info on All 74 Participating Courses in the Passport Program Heron Lakes Golf Course is one of 17 participating golf courses in the Portland Metro area . The Passport rate at Heron Lakes GC is $30 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used one time during 2018. Brief Description: Heron Lakes features two championship courses, both designed by Robert Trent Jones II. The...
05/17/18 —
TEQUESTA, FLA. - Three sides including OGA players and members will be competing in the upcoming 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, held May 19-23 at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Fla. A total of six competitors from Oregon will be playing this weekend. The sides of Riley Elmes (Lake Oswego, Ore.) and Billy Pollock (Eugene, Ore.), JC Riter (Portland, Ore.) and Blake Seabaugh (Tigard, Ore.), and brothers Chris Dukeminier (Portland, Ore.) and Jack Dukeminier (Beaverton, Ore.). It's an impressive group of players, featuring past Oregon Amateur champions and former event winners in the...
05/15/18 —
Portland Businessman Continues to Expand his Fundraising for Oregon Junior Golf by Ron Bellamy At a time in his life when he might reflect on all he’s done in golf, and take justifiable pride in all he’s done for golf, David Jacobsen wants to do even more. The Portland businessman, 65 on March 1, played collegiately at the University of Oregon, has been one of the top amateur players in Oregon for decades. He played in the U.S. Mid-Amateur several times and in the U.S. Senior Open as recently as 2012, has been a committee member of the U.S. Golf Association and, by invitation, is a member of...
05/15/18 —
By Mark Keating, Head PGA Golf Professional, OGA Golf Course Click Here for Shot Doctor Archives The next two editions of Shot Doctor are going to discuss ways for you to practice shaping your shots with a draw or a fade. Adding these two shots to your arsenal will help you a great deal when your ball rolls inconveniently behind a tree or a different obstacle. This month's topic is how to effectively draw your shot. First of all, just so we are all on the same page, a draw (whether left or right handed) curves toward your body (or draws in). A fade will curve away from your body (or fade away...
05/14/18 —
Part I: Reduction of Indexes Due to Exceptional T-Scores By Kelly Neely, Sr. Director, Handicapping & Course Rating Click Here for Handicap Hub Archives This is article No. 1 in a series of Handicapping Head-Scratchers – procedures within the USGA Handicap System that puzzle and perplex. Looking for clarity? We can help. Ah, spring at the Oregon Golf Association; the air is full of the heavy hum of mowers and the satisfying crack of golf balls being hit. But there’s another familiar sound ringing in my ears, and that is the phone – especially on the 1st and the 15th (Happy Handicap...
05/14/18 —
May is once again Oregon Golf Month as announced in a State of Oregon Proclamation made recently by Governor Kate Brown. This marks the fourth consecutive year May will be Oregon Golf Month, a proclamation which highlights the important and crucial benefits of the golf industry to the State of Oregon. An Oregon Golf Economic Impact Study commissioned by the Oregon Golf Alliance & GOLF 20/20 prepared by SRI International details the role the golf industry has in the region. Amongst the study’s key findings are: A total economic impact of $2.0 billion annually in Oregon The golf industry in...
05/14/18 —
The Explore Oregon Golf Passport is a program that allows golfers to play an 18-hole round (with cart included) at participating golf courses across the region for a fee of $30 or less . Click Here to Buy Click Here for More Info on All 74 Participating Courses in the Passport Program Harbor Links Golf Course is one of 11 participating golf courses in the Southwest Oregon area . The Passport rate at Harbor Links GC is $30 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used UNLIMITED TIMES during 2018. Brief Description: Located on the banks of beautiful Klamath Lake, this modern links facility tests...
05/11/18 —
LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (May 11, 2018) - The United States Golf Association (USGA), through its Allied Golf Associations located in every state, is providing 121 paid internships in 2018, helping to empower college students and qualified applicants with valuable experience toward a career in golf administration. The OGA was represented by Mitchell Powers and Kyle Raum at this year's gathering. The P.J. Boatwright Internship Program, named for one of the USGA’s most respected executive directors, was founded in 1991 and has since provided more than $28 million to fund nearly 2,400 internships at...
05/09/18 —
The Explore Oregon Golf Passport is a program that allows golfers to play an 18-hole round (with cart included) at participating golf courses across the region for a fee of $30 or less . Click Here to Buy Click Here for More Info on All 74 Participating Courses in the Passport Program Gresham Golf Course is one of 17 participating golf courses in the Portland Metro area . The Passport rate at Gresham GC is $30 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used once during 2018. Brief Description: Gresham Golf Course provides a great playing opportunity in an urban setting. The 18-hole facility offers...
05/07/18 —
PORTLAND, ORE. ­­– A total of six players advanced to 2018 U.S. Open sectional qualifying on Monday, after U.S. Open local qualifying was held at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Ore. The qualifier featured a total of 94 players competing for six spots to June’s sectional qualifying. Participants, who were a mix of professionals and amateurs, played 18 holes on Monday. Complete results – 2018 U.S. Open Local Qualifier Photos from Monday’s qualifier Christopher Babcock (Shoreline, Wash.) earned medalist honors after firing a 4-under par 68 during Monday’s qualifier. Babcock is a...
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