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02/28/19 —
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 Alpine Meadows Golf Course is one of nine participating golf courses in the Columbia Gorge / Northeast Oregon area. Alpine Meadows offers a special price of $20 for 18-holes (with a cart) and allows Passport holders to play the course twice at that special rate. Brief Description: This nine-hole course lies in a...
02/25/19 —
Nine U.S. Sites, Canada, England, Japan Will Host Sectional Qualifying Between May 20-June 3 LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 25, 2019) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 119th U.S. Open Championship, which will be held at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, on June 13-16, 2019. Pebble Beach is hosting its sixth U.S. Open and 12th USGA championship. Sectional qualifying, conducted over 36 holes, will be held at eight U.S. sites in the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Ohio and Washington on Monday, June 3 and one...
02/20/19 —
Member Madness, the OGA’s annual spring promotion period, returns in 2019 with the classic OGA Bracket Challenge along with various golf-related giveaways. The only eligibility required to win is that you must have renewed your OGA Membership for 2019. The Member Madness webpage with signup forms will be available beginning on March 1. The Member Madness grand prize is a two-night, two-round stay and play package ( FOR FOUR GOLFERS ) at The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch . The scale and beauty of Silvies Valley Ranch is breathtaking. The resort features two intertwined 18-hole...
02/15/19 —
By Kelly Neely, Sr. Director, Handicapping & Course Rating Click Here for Handicap Hub Archives Though you may be striving to interpret the current weather forecast in addition to the new Rules of Golf, the season will still start on Friday, March 1. Rolling around like clockwork, we can at least take comfort in a date on the calendar that represents a familiar beginning. While the onset of the season will see business-as-usual in the handicapping realm, big changes are brewing with both the tech side (GHIN products and services) and the impending launch of the World Handicap System (...
02/14/19 —
LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Feb. 14, 2019) – The USGA and The R&A have issued a periodic update of progress made to date on the Distance Insights project. The update can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here . The project was initiated last May to provide the most comprehensive understanding of the past, present and future impact of distance on the game of golf. A complete report is expected to be delivered in late 2019. For more information on the Distance Insights project, please visit USGA.org/distanceinsights or RandA.org .
02/14/19 —
OGA Members looking to take advantage of the ticket savings to the 2019 Portland Golf Show will need to download and/or print the coupon linked below. Click Here to Download the 2019 Ticket Savings Coupon
02/13/19 —
The Oregon Golf Association recently announced its amateur championship schedule. The 2019 calendar features both single- and multi-day competitions, to go with a diverse mix of team, best-ball, net, stroke- and match-play formats. Click Here to Register for a 2019 OGA Championship The marquee event is June 17-22 with the 110th playing of the Oregon Amateur Championship . This year’s six-day competition is at Portland Golf Club, the 12th time that esteemed private facility will be hosting the state’s top amateur championship. The men’s, women’s and senior women’s championship will be played...
02/12/19 —
Early Bird registration for 2019 OGA Tour competitions is available, offering $10 off (per competitor) for both the Individual Series and Partner Series. The special registration pricing is available until 5pm (PST) on March 4, 2019. Play as an individual or pair up with a teammate and choose from an outstanding selection of both private and public golf courses. The pricing comparison for OGA members and non-OGA members is listed below. Early Bird Pricing (vs. Regular Pricing) Individual Series: $70 OGA members | $90 non-OGA members (regular pricing $80 OGA members | $100 non-OGA members)...
02/11/19 —
LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 11, 2019) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced local qualifying sites for the 119th U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links for the sixth time from June 13-16, 2019. Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 110 sites in 43 states and Canada, will take place between April 29-May 13. Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore., will host a local qualifier on Monday, May 13. “We are grateful for the extensive support of Allied Golf Associations and Golf Canada, in collaboration with the USGA’s...
02/06/19 —
LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Feb. 6, 2019) – The USGA and The R&A have provided two clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4) regarding restrictions on caddies standing behind players, which take effect immediately. The purpose of Rule 10.2 is to reinforce the fundamental challenge of making a stroke and to limit the advice and other help a player may receive during a round. Rule 10.2b(4) ensures that aiming at the intended target is a challenge that the player must overcome alone. It states: “When a player begins taking a stance for the stroke and until the stroke is made, the...
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