09/21/17 —
Seventh in our OGA series about the Most Interesting Holes is the Par 3, 8 th hole at Pronghorn’s Fazio Course in Bend, Ore. With tee yardages including 187, 168, 155, 135, and 106, this hole is one of the more beautiful as well as visually intimidating golf holes. 2017 OGA Most Interesting Holes Series The green is all but surrounded by a stone cliff. The player must carry a long shot, just shy of the full length to the center of the green, over a canyon that includes lots of rocky areas, a series of lava tubes, and a pretty gnarly, deep bunker. For the more nervous golfer, there is a small...
09/20/17 —
SANTE FE, N.M. ­­ – Amanda Jacobs (Portland, Ore.), Gretchen Johnson (Portland, Ore.), and Brie Stone (Veneta, Ore.) will represent Oregon and the OGA at the upcoming 2017 USGA Women’s State Team Championship, held Sept. 26-28 at The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, N.M. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico may enter teams of three players. The two lowest scores of the three players count as the team’s score for each day. The team with the lowest aggregate score through 54 holes of play will win the title. This year will mark the final year of the USGA Women’s State Team...
09/20/17 —
WOODBURN, ORE. – Craig Ronne (Klamath Falls, Ore.) and Ellie Slama (Salem, Ore.) have been named the 2017 Oregon Junior Golf Players of the Year, announced this past weekend by Oregon Junior Golf and the Oregon Golf Association. The announcement was made at the 2017 Oregon Junior Golf Tournament of Major Champions, held Saturday, Sept. 16th at Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters, Ore. This is the third-consecutive year that Slama, 18, has earned the honor. Her illustrious OJG career came to a close this summer, but not before she won the two biggest events of the summer – the 2017 Oregon...
09/19/17 —
As an added benefit of membership, OGA Members save 10 percent on ALL regular-season Portland Trail Blazers home games. This offer expires on Friday, Sept. 22 at 5pm (PT). Click here to visit the Rose Quarter webpage and enter your exclusive promo code: TBOGA Were you unaware that your OGA Membership included savings on Blazers tickets? Not sure what exactly you receive with your OGA Membership? Click here to access a full listing of OGA Member Benefits.
09/18/17 —
A student of Geoffrey Cornish, Bill Robinson designed courses that endured the test of time. By Ron Bellamy Story Archives Available at RonBWriter.com FLORENCE — He might have been a professional hockey player, but at 16 Bill Robinson suffered a serious eye injury, so his parents pulled him from competition at the Junior B level in Canada, the defenseman arguably two steps from the NHL, though everyone told him that at 6-foot-5 he was too tall for the sport, as it was played in the 1950s anyway. So Robinson immersed himself in his other love, golf. His parents owned a summer place north of...
09/16/17 to 09/18/17 —
SISTERS, Ore. – Victoria Gailey edged Ashley Zhu in a playoff and Keith Lobis fired a 3-under par 69 en route to respective medalist honors at the 2017 Tournament of Major Champions played Sept. 16 at Aspen Lakes GC in Sisters, Ore. Final Results: Pee Wee Divisions | 18-Hole Divisions Gailey (Tigard, Ore.) recorded birdie on the fourth playoff hole for the win over Zhu (Salem, Ore.), with each player posting 1-over-par 73 before the playoff in the Girls 15-18 Division. Hailey Oster (Camas, Wash.) finished third at 5-over-par. Lobis (Camas, Wash.) registered six birdies, including the last two...
09/15/17 —
By Kelly Neely, Sr. Director of Handicapping You’ve no doubt heard the term Peer Review before and might think it’s either ‘Big Brother is Watching’ you (they aren’t) or that you must have your golf round attested (you don’t). Or, you might think Peer Review doesn’t exist at all (it does). Let’s examine what it really means and how it affects our golf games. First, a few basics: Each player is expected to make the best score they can at each and every hole they play regardless of where the round is played. Each player is expected to post every acceptable round for peer review. Members of a...
09/13/17 —
SALEM, ORE. - The final sanctioned tournament of the year took place last weekend with the playing of the 2017 Charlotte's Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Sept. 9th at Creekside Golf Club in Salem. Players in the Charlotte's Tournament of Champions had previously won their division at a sanctioned event during the 2017 season. Click here for full results (18-hole divisions) Pee Wee results The Junior Boys Division (ages 16-18) was won by Chris Posner (Beaverton, Ore.), who fired 2-over par 74 to win by two shots over Kellen Bringhurst (Ridgefield, Wash.). The Girls Division (ages 15-18)...
09/13/17 —
The Drive, Chip, and Putt Regional Finals were held on Saturday, September 9th for the West Region. Several Oregon Junior Golfers competed at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. Two OJGers won their respective divisions and have earned an invitation to compete at Augusta National, site of The Masters, next April. Congratulations to Cassie Kennon (Girls 10-11) and Elise Deschaine (Girls 14-15)! For compete results, check out www.drivechipandputt.com .
09/11/17 —
WARRENTON, ORE. ­­– Arthur Kim (Tigard, Ore.), Eric Fiskum (Salem, Ore.), and Ian Dahl (Longview, Wash.) all qualified for the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship by qualifying Monday at Astoria Golf & Country Club in Warrenton, Ore. Kim, the 2017 OGA Tournament of Champions winner, fired an incredible 9-under par 62 to earn medalist honors by seven shots. His round included nine birdies and nine pars, including a 5-under par 30 on the back nine. Fiskum is the 2002 Oregon Mid-Amateur champion, played just down Highway 101 at Gearhart Golf Links. He shot a 2-under par 69, compiling three...
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