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01/21/18 —
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 Big River Golf Course is one of nine participating golf courses in the Columbia Gorge / Northeast Oregon area. The Passport rate at Big River is $25 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used once during 2018. Brief Description: Located along the Columbia River, Big River Golf Course features majestic views of...
01/19/18 —
Fifth in a series by the noted golf writer, with photography by Rob Perry By Blaine Newnham, RonBWriter.com MILTOWN MALBAY, COUNTY CLARE, Ireland — Over the years I’ve had as much fun discovering the hidden gems of the British Isles as playing the great courses. Places like Ardglass in Northern Ireland, Royal St. David’s in Wales, Portsalon in Ireland, Crail and Elie in Scotland. This latest trip, under the auspices of Tourism Ireland last September, produced another, and the find was not even 18 holes. As usual, we’d flown all night from the Pacific Northwest, arriving at Shannon Airport and...
01/16/18 —
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The USGA, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America have officially launched the sixth year of Drive, Chip and Putt by announcing the local and subregional schedule for the 2018-2019 qualifying season. The schedule includes dates and locations for participants to play in local qualifiers across the country, with the opportunity to advance and earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. The qualifying schedule is available here. Online registration will also be available at drivechipandputt.com, starting Thursday, Jan. 25. Drive, Chip and...
01/16/18 —
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 Beacon Rock Golf Course is one of six participating golf courses in the Southwest Washington area. Beacon Rock offers a special price of $24 for 18-holes (with a cart) and allows Passport holders to play the course one time at that special rate. Brief Description: Located in the heart of the majestic Columbia...
01/15/18 —
By Kelly Neely, Sr. Director of Handicapping Click Here for Handicap Hub Archives We all know the famous quote by the much-beloved Arnold Palmer –“Golf is a game of inches. The most important are the six inches between your ears.” Truer (and wiser) words were never spoken, but golf is also a game of numbers in general, especially when it comes to handicapping and course rating. Even those golfers who wouldn’t readily label themselves as “nerds” seem to be more than a little interested in the number crunching and statistical evidence to be discovered once you carry a USGA Handicap Index. Most...
01/12/18 —
As an added benefit, all OGA Members are provided a bonus subscription to Golf Digest magazine valued at $12 annually. Many households have more than one OGA Member. If you are receiving more than one copy (and would like to reduce the volume of magazines delivered to your household), there are a few easy steps to resolving the issue. See below: Look on your Golf Digest magazine mailing label(s) at the bottom corner of the magazine(s) and identify the 10-digit account number(s). Call the Golf Digest Customer Service toll-free number at 1-800-727-4653. Once the automated voice is done running...
01/12/18 —
It might seem like a ways away, but we don't have long until tournament season is back. After five OGA Championships were confirmed for this year back in November , four more OGA events for 2018 have been added to the schedule. 30th Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship: May 5-6, 2018, Stone Creek Golf Club (Oregon City, Ore.) 27th Oregon Women's Stroke Play Championship: August 14-15, 2018, Broken Top Club (Bend, Ore.) 13th Oregon Super Senior Championship: August 14-15, 2018, Broken Top Club (Bend, Ore.) 34th Oregon Net Championship: Sept. 22-23, 2018, The Courses at Resort at the Mountain (...
01/11/18 —
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 Bandon Crossings Golf Course is one of seven participating golf courses situated up and down the Oregon Coast region. Bandon Crossings offers a special price of $30 for 18-holes (with a cart) and allows Passport holders to play the course once at that special rate. Brief Description: Bandon Crossings Golf Course...
01/10/18 —
By Gretchen Yoder, Manager of Handicapping & Course Rating Tenth in our OGA series about the Most Interesting Holes is the #5 hole at Crestview Golf Club. If the golfer just looks at yardage, they might think that this is an easy, short hole. They would be incorrect. There are tees up above, and one tee down below as a benefit for those who don’t hit the ball far enough to carry. Tees are at 295-280-265-233 and 146. Just a reminder that by the USGA’s recommendations, any tee shorter than 251 yards could be considered a par 3 for Men ( Click here for more information on Par). This hole is...
01/10/18 —
LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. ­­– Fifty-nine regional golf associations, including the Oregon Golf Association, have entered into a new relationship with the United States Golf Association to enhance the golfer experience at the state and local levels in the United States. These Allied Golf Associations (AGAs), supported by the USGA’s five existing regional affairs offices, will administer the USGA Handicap and Course Rating Systems within defined geographic areas across the country. In addition, they will serve as the community’s primary resource for USGA services such as championship qualifiers,...
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