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11/17/17 —
The USGA and R&A earlier this year unveiled a preview of proposed new Rules of Golf as part of a joint initiative to modernize the Rules and make them easier to understand and apply. Rules Modernization - Player Behavior - USGA.org USGA.org has a new resource that details the 33 major changes expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers. This week's focus is on Player Behavior. Click on the link above for the full section or click on each individual link below for articles applicable to specific situations. Items Covered: Expected Standards of Player...
11/15/17 —
By Kelly Neely, Sr. Director of Handicapping Click Here for Handicap Hub Archives In the thought-provoking world of Handicapping and Course Rating, many questions are raised. At this time of year, we’re often asked a very good one: Why do we start our season on March 1st and end it on November 30th? Nope – it’s not so we can take the winter off, like hibernating bears. There’s really one basic and crucial reason: Course Rating and its effect on handicaps. Because the OGA has been given the task by the USGA to rate the courses in our area based on “normal, mid-season conditions”, we also must...
11/14/17 —
HOUSTON, TEXAS - Amanda Jacobs (Portland, Ore.) has advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S Women's Mid-Amateur Championship for the second-consecutive year. Jacobs, 30, won two matches on Tuesday to advance to this year's final eight. In the round of 32 she defeated No. 11 seed Hana Kim (Los Angeles, Calif.) 3&2, while in the round of 16, Jacobs beat No. 6 seed Martha Leach (Hebron, Ky.) 3&1. Jacobs is the No. 43 seed in match play, after finishing at 155 (+11) in two-day stroke play qualifying. In 2016, Jacobs also advanced to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. She...
11/13/17 —
The Oregon Turfgrass Foundation is holding its 2017 Bandon Dunes Raffle. The winner receives two nights stay at Lily Pond Lodging (for four people) AND eight rounds of golf at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The total rewards package is valued at $3,800 Prices are $25 for an individual ticket or buy five tickets for $100. No more than 499 tickets will be sold. The drawing is slated for Dec. 6 at the Oregon Convention Center OGCSA Pest Management Seminar. Need not be present to win. The raffle support turfgrass research and educational programs. For tickets contact the OTF via email at otf@...
11/12/17 —
HOUSTON, Tex. - Amanda Jacobs and Gretchen Johnson, both of Portland, Ore., advanced to match play after stroke play qualifying concluded Sunday at the 2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, held through Thursday at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. Jacobs, the No. 43 seed in the 64-person bracket, will play Stacy Dennis (Addison, Texas) in the first round on Monday at 10:39am PST. This year's PNGA Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year fired a two-round total of 79-76 - 155 in stroke play qualifiying. Johnson, champion of the 2017 OGA Tournament of Champions, is the No. 35 seed and...
11/07/17 —
WOODBURN, ORE. ­­– Four OGA competitors have earned 2017 PNGA Player of the Year honors for their respective division, announced Monday by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). Cole Madey (West Linn, Ore.), Gigi Stoll (Tigard, Ore.), Amanda Jacobs (Portland, Ore.), and Lara Tennant (Portland, Ore.) all won the distinction after stellar years in local, regional, and national events. Click here to read more on the honorees Madey earned the 2017 PNGA Men’s Player of the Year. A junior at UCLA, Madey won this year’s Oregon Amateur Championship in June, held at his home course, The Oregon...
11/01/17 —
Gladys Caddy , an OGA Member from The Dalles, Ore. (The Dalles CC) since 2002, is the winner of four VIP tickets to see David Feherty Off Tour. The show is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17 at the Newmark Theatre in Portland. Click here for more information on the tour and links to purchase tickets online The David Feherty VIP Experience Includes: A 30 minute pre-show reception with Feherty! Guaranteed seat within the first 10 rows in the auditorium A signed copy of David’s newest book A meet & greet photo taken with David Private Cash Bar (where applicable) VIP reception beginning 75 minutes...
11/01/17 —
By OGA Senior Rules Officials: Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly With the exceptions to Rule 13-2 (Improving Lie, Area of Intended Stance or Swing, or Line of Play) out of the way, (click here to see last month’s article) we turn our focus to the exceptions in the other Rules. Almost every Rule has an exception of some sort. Many will be written directly into the Rule or mentioned in either a Note or an Exception after the Rule. Still others will be found in the Definition section and even the Decisions. Knowing and playing by the Rules will always further the enjoyment of the game and knowing...
10/30/17 —
Fourth in a series, as the writer revisits a course he played 25 years ago and finds it better By Blaine Newnham, RonBWriter.com​​ Perhaps the changing face of Irish golf can best be understood during a delightful visit to Dooks Golf Links, a sort of hidden gem just off the north loop of the Ring of Kerry that each year becomes a little less hidden and a lot more of a gem. I’d played there 25 years ago on my first of many trips to Ireland. Dooks was memorable then for a classic old clubhouse and not much else. I went back in September, thanks to the cooperation of Tourism Ireland. Blaine...
10/27/17 —
OGA Members are invited to shop at the Columbia Employee Store from Nov. 10 – Dec. 3 as a special member benefit. In order to participate, members need to bring regular I.D., a proof of OGA Membership (a printed GHIN card or bring up the "My Card" portion of GHIN mobile app when checking in/out). Also, please bring either a printed version of the invitation letter with you or have a digital version available on your mobile phone. Click Here to Download PDF Invitation This invite is non-transferable, but members can bring family and friends with them (up to four guests per person, per visit)...
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