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05/18/19 —
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 81 Participating Courses in the Passport Program Diamond Woods Golf Course is one of 14 participating golf courses in the Mid-Valley Salem-Eugene area. The Passport rate at Diamond Woods is $30 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used once. Brief Description: Diamond Woods' unique and exciting layout offers a challening experience to golfers of all levels...
05/15/19 —
Doctor: Mark Keating Nickname(s): Ball Boss, Chipping Lord Facility: O.G.A. Golf Course Best Golfing Moment: Played in the 76th Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla GC in Louisville. Worst Golfing Moment: Recorded back-to-back 10s (a.k.a. the double moose) on holes No. 10 and 11 in the Northwest Open played at Running Y Ranch. The Shot Doctor is back again this year with a new and improved video format. The OGA, in collaboration with the Oregon Chapter of the PGA, will share video instructional features over the next few months. This month's feature is brought to you by Mark Keating, the...
05/15/19 —
By Kelly Neely and Gretchen Yoder, OGA Handicapping & Course Rating Click Here for Handicap Hub Archives Myth-Busters Round 2: Course Rating Part 2 of our Myth Busting series highlights a few fun factoids regarding a subject matter that seems to be cloaked in complexity: USGA Course Rating. While the system contains puzzling procedures like “transition zones” and “forced vs. choice lay-ups,” we still like to say here at the OGA that “It ain’t Rocket Surgery!” Let’s mitigate some myths about how courses are rated, what the real significance of Slope Rating is, and why it’s perfectly fine...
05/14/19 —
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Portland’s Lara Tennant will compete in the second annual U.S. Senior Women’s Open slated for May 15-19 at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. Tennant’s start time is set for 5:03am (PDT) on Thursday. She is paired with the defending champion Laura Davies (England) and Michele Redman (Minneapolis, Minn.). Pairings Live Scoring Photos Tennant qualified last year with her win at the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur held Oct. 6-11, 2018 at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla. Live scoring will be available courtesy of the USGA...
05/14/19 —
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 81 Participating Courses in the Passport Program Desert Peaks Golf Course is one of 10 participating golf courses in the Central Oregon region. The Passport rate at Desert Peaks is $20 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used UNLIMITED TIMES during 2018. Brief Description: Desert Peaks is a nine-hole course owned by the city of Madras and is open to the...
05/13/19 —
Seven players advanced to the sectional qualifying round for the 2019 U.S. Open at a local qualifier played Monday at Waverley Country Club in Portland. Hans Reimers and Harrison Moir earned co-medalist honors each carding 4-under 66. Reimers, a professional from Phoenix, Ariz., tallied an event-high seven birdies, doing most of his damage on par 3s with deuces on holes 6, 9, 11 and 14. Results U.S. Open Website Moir, an amateur from Tigard, was even par through the first nine before dropping birdies on his final three holes to close the round at 4-under par. Matt Marshall, a professional...
05/10/19 —
PORTLAND – The Oregon Golf Association will administer a 2019 U.S. Open local qualifier Monday, May 13 at Waverley Country Club in Portland. There are 125 entrants at this qualifying site with 64 amateurs and 61 professionals competing for seven (7) spots to advance into the sectional stage of qualifying. The competitors are from nine different states: Oregon (71), Washington (35), California (5), Arizona and Idaho (2), Nevada, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming (1). There are also six Canadian players in the field attempting to qualify. Pairings Live Scoring U.S. Open Website In the event...
05/10/19 —
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 81 Participating Courses in the Passport Program Dallas Golf Club is one of 14 participating golf courses in the Mid-Valley (Salem / Eugene) region. The Passport rate at Dallas GC is $30 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used once during 2019. Brief Description: This nine-hole course located just east of Dallas features a good range of short par 3s through...
05/09/19 —
Golf’s new World Handicap System, which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020. Education has begun with events being held in Singapore, South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and the USA. A secure resource portal, accessible via whs.com, has also been launched to provide national associations with a library of materials that they...
05/08/19 —
Spencer Tibbits of Vancouver, Wash. shot 7-under 65 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 102 players who competed today in U.S. Open Local qualifying at the par-72 Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. Along with Tibbits, five other players will also advance from this Local qualifier to the Sectional qualifier. Those five include Wes Heffernan of Calgary, Alberta; Li Wang of Sammamish, Wash.; Brian Thornton of Sumner, Wash.; Austin Hurt of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; and Daniel Campbell of Bellingham, Wash. Complete Results Tibbits, an amateur and sophomore on...
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