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10/02/17 —
SUNRIVER, ORE. – With stunning views and perfect autumn weather, the 8th OGA Tour Championship took place this weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore. It turned out to be a great celebration of this year’s OGA Tour, with the best-of-the-best competing for the ultimate crown. Both the Individual and Partner Series competed this weekend, with Open and Senior Divisions and Gross and Net awards up for grabs. Complete 8th OGA Tour Championship Scores Photo Album The winner of the Individual Series – Open Division was Joey Walker, who fired an impressive two-day total of 71-75...
10/01/17 —
By OGA Senior Rules Officials: Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly Rule 13-2 Exceptions. Last month we tackled one of the most difficult Rules for a player or official to apply on the course. Rule 13-2, which prohibits improving the lie, area of intended stance or swing, line of play or the area in which a ball may be dropped, is very complex and is subject to interpretations. While one player or official may perceive that an action has created a potential advantage, another may not. Adding to the complexity of the Rule is a long list of exceptions. The exceptions may allow a player to improve an...
09/30/17 —
Second in a series on golf in Ireland by the veteran golf writer, with photography by Rob Perry By Blaine Newnham, RonBWriter.com​ On the second day of our recent trip to Ireland, we played Trump Doonbeg, the course Donald Trump bought in a fire sale in 2014. To the delight of many, the story here seems no longer the owner, but the course. Doonbeg has been turned into a terrific links layout by Trump. There is no question Trump’s influence on golf in Ireland and Scotland has been major. He built Trump International near Aberdeen in Scotland, retooled Turnberry into a grand resort and rescued...
09/27/17 —
What better way to spend the holidays than with your family at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort? Join Oregon Junior Golf as we head to Bandon, Ore., Dec. 16-17, 2017 for our annual Winter Series Golf Tournaments. There will be juniors-only competition on Saturday, Dec. 16 with the 18-holers competing on Old Macdonald GC and the Pee Wee Divisions competing on Bandon Dunes GC. An adult/junior competition will take place on Sunday, Dec. 17 on each of the four courses at the resort. Families may select the course they would like to compete on (Bandon Dunes, Bandon Trails, Pacific Dunes, or Old...
09/26/17 —
Four students from Oregon State University are taking on leadership roles for U Club - Corvallis. U Club, launched in July of 2016, is a partnership between the OGA and golf courses in college communities around the state. U Club's goal is to make golf more affordable and accessible for students, allowing students to play for just $7 for 9-holes and $10 for 18-holes. Click Here for more information and to join U Club in Corvallis, Eugene, Portland or Salem This year's student leadership team will add some exciting new features to the program in Corvallis, while also reaching out to other U...
09/26/17 —
TUALATIN, ORE. ­­– The sides of JC Riter and Blake Seabaugh (Portland/Tigard, Ore.) and Chris and Jack Dukeminier (Portland/Beaverton, Ore.) both qualified for the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, after qualifying was held Monday, Sept. 25th at Tualatin Country Club in Tualatin, Ore. Two qualifying spots for next year’s championship were up for grabs on Monday. Complete 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier Results The team of Riter and Seabaugh earned medalist honors, firing an 8-under par 64 to finish in the top qualifying spot. The duo didn’t record a birdie until the par-4 fourth...
09/25/17 —
First in a series on golf in Ireland by the veteran golf writer, with photography by Rob Perry By Blaine Newnham, RonBWriter.com My first trip to Ireland to play golf was 25 years ago. It was four old college roommates from Berkeley turning 50, getting together again, driving a rent-a-car on the other side of the road while shifting with the left hand, paying $35 for a round of golf, be it Royal County Down or Ballybunion. There weren’t many Americans around back then. We stayed in B&Bs not resort hotels, ate Irish breakfasts that stayed with us through 18 holes, and at day’s end...
09/21/17 —
By Gretchen Yoder, Manager of Handicapping & Course Rating 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...
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...
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