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12/01/18 —
In this month's Superintendent Spotlight we feature Bret Carroll , who is in his third year as superintendent at OGA Golf Course and eighth year overall with the facility. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: Super fun layout for golfers of all ages and abilities. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility? We've hosted 16 USGA event qualifiers in the past five years. Which is believed to be the most of any golf course in the country. What is your best 18-hole score at your facility? Why ruin a good day by keeping score? What’s the biggest challenge your facility...
12/01/18 —
Thanks to all OGA Members who participated in the Member November golf and equipment giveaway. There were more than 8,000 total entries from 3,000+ different OGA Members. The winners are listed below. Two Dozen Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls: Sandy Cameron (Redmond, Ore. - Juniper Golf Club) Cleveland Golf Wedge Set: Robin Brockmueller (Keizer, Ore. - McNary Golf Club) Jones Sports Co. Golf Bag: Gordon Harvey (Vancouver, Wash. - Tri-Mountain Golf Club) Scotty Cameron Putter: Monty Moore (Grants Pass, Ore. - Off Course Golf Club) ** GRAND PRIZE ** Bandon Dunes Golf Getaway: Kenneth Slavik (...
12/01/18 —
By OGA Sr. Rules Officials: Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly Click Here for the Rule of the Month Archive So It Begins As we approach the end of another year of Rule of the Month articles, we want to thank our loyal readers for once again making us the people’s choice as the most clicked on link at oga.org. Since the first of the year, you’ve navigated through 110 questions and answers spread over 11 articles. You’ve also asked a lot of good questions and proved, once again, that OGA members take a serious interest in the Rules of Golf. So, as a reward, and per our annual custom, we are giving...
11/30/18 —
With change comes, well, more change. USGA and R&A have spent the last several years modernizing the Rules of Golf, going into effect January 2019, to better fit into today’s world. The change in Rules brought on a change in the USGA Course Rating System . The first thing to note is that the Course or Club needs to publish Local Rules stating how Penalty Areas will be invoked, defining Out of Bounds and Course Boundaries, relief options and more. Some Courses may have different rules in play for regular days play vs. “Elite Play” (Amateur, Club Championship, Invitational, etc.). Without...
11/28/18 —
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 2019 Passport Click Here for More Info on All Participating Courses in the Passport Program The Home Course is outside of the traditional reach of the Oregon Golf Association, which highlights facilities in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The course is cooperatively owned and operated by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and the Washington State Golf Association. All OGA Members - free...
11/27/18 —
Three OGA competitors and members were honored Tuesday by the digital publication Global Golf Post . Gretchen Johnson (Portland, Ore.), Cole Madey (West Linn, Ore.) and Lara Tennant (Portland, Ore.) all earned accolades in their respective divisions for their local, regional and national success in 2018. Complete List: Global Golf Post All-Am Teams Johnson was named to the Women's Mid-Amateur First Team. She had an outstanding 2018 season, recently earning PNGA Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year honors for her successful year. Along with winning her second-consecutive OGA Women's...
11/26/18 —
With the new Rules of Golf in place, there are many resources available to all golfers through both the OGA and the USGA. See below for some key links that will aide golfers in learning the new rules. OGA Rules of Golf Workshops OGA Rule of the Month Feature Order Your Free Rules of Golf Book Rules of Golf Video Series New Rules of Golf Mobile App for Android and iOS . There are many more resources available through the USGA website. Please visit the following webpage for the complete USGA Online Rules Hub.
11/23/18 —
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 2019 Passport Click Here for More Info on All Participating Courses in the Passport Program The Golf Club of Oregon is one of the 11 participating golf courses in the Mid-Valley area. The Passport rate at The Golf Club of Oregon is $24 for 18-holes (with a cart) and can be used unlimited times in 2018. Brief Description: The Golf Club of Oregon has a mature and well thought out course that...
11/21/18 —
Dec. 1 is the start of the offseason for score posting in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The OGA inactive season comprises the months of December, January, and February, and local rounds cannot be posted during this period no matter the weather or course conditions. If you are traveling and playing in Sunbelt states during our off-season, where score posting season is year-round, those scores should be posted via the OGA website or the GHIN Mobile App . Do you need to see if where you're playing has year-round score posting season? Visit the USGA website to see if you can post your score...
11/21/18 —
A look back at the top competitions and individual performers in 2018. Included in this summary are messages from the new OJG Leadership, the players of the year, highlights from the 50th Eddie Hogan Cup and more.
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