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02/28/17 —
One of the purposes of the Most Interesting Holes contest we ran in January, is to take the elected golf holes and describe how what makes the hole interesting can impact Course Rating. The hole with the most votes is the 5th hole at Crooked River Ranch in Crooked River Ranch, Ore., and it does not disappoint as to how we needed to adjust and assess the hole’s course rating information. (The image to the right shows view of the green from the Blue tee. Please notice the bunker and several trees that obscure and surround the green. Oh, and the 400 foot drop to the river below. This shot is not...
02/28/17 —
OGA Senior Rules Officials: Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly Rule 12-1 Seeing Ball; Searching for Ball While searching for a ball seems simple, there are many opportunities for a golfer to breach a Rule inadvertently. A careless search may move the ball or even improve the lie of the ball or the area of stance or swing. Searching in a hazard adds a new level of precaution, but knowing what is permissible will make your search less daunting. Rule 12-1 covers permissible methods to search for a ball with several of the actions overriding other Rules and protecting the player from a penalty. Next...
02/27/17 —
The Results are in for the Guess the Tees contest at the Portland Golf Show! Our own Oregon Golf Association Volunteer, Louise, has counted each tee from the contest and the grand total is 1,191 tees ! The closest guess belongs to Alyssa McManus (age 6); Alyssa was just 5 tees away with a guess of 1,186 tees ! Congratulations Alyssa and thank you to everyone who came by the OGA Booth over the weekend! Alyssa will be receiving a new Titleist OJG backpack! The Kids Passport Card drawing has also taken place. The 5 winners are listed below: Sally Brown Kale Cast Lillian Edgecomb Asher Hing Jaxon...
02/27/17 —
Registration Link for 2017 OGA Championships More Information on OGA Championships The Oregon Golf Association is now accepting entries for 2017 OGA Championships. The 2017 season will feature 13 state championships in a variety of formats and age divisions. The schedule kicks off on April 1-2 with the 73rd OGA Tournament of Champions and will run through early October. The 108th Oregon Amateur Championship , the OGA's flagship event, will be held at The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Ore. June 20-25. There will be three Oregon Amateur men's qualifiers in early June to determine the full...
02/27/17 —
JUNCTION CITY, ORE. - Oregon Golf Association CEO Barb Trammell was honored Monday with the 2016 Oregon Golf Professional of the Year Award, given out by the Oregon Chapter PGA at Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City, Ore. The 2016 Oregon Chapter PGA Award winners were voted on by fellow Chapter members in the fall of last year. Trammell and all honorees are nominated by the Chapter for consideration for next year’s Pacific Northwest Section PGA Awards. Trammell has over 30 years of golf industry experience, including her time serving as the OGA’s CEO. Prior to joining the OGA, Trammell...
02/22/17 —
Oregon Junior Golf is excited to announce effective immediately that courses in Oregon and Southwest Washington will now include 18-year olds to participate in the Youth on Course program! To further explain, as long as you have a current Youth on Course Membership Card, you may continue to participate in the program when you turn 18. This will allow the majority of high school seniors to finish out their summer after graduating; continuing to play more golf! Once a player enters into college, the program is no longer valid (regardless of your age). Please note there may be a select courses...
02/21/17 —
Even though we are all wondering if it will ever stop raining, the OGA Handicapping Season is right around the corner and starts Wednesday, March 1st. Scores made on golf courses within the OGA region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) must be posted beginning that day. If you are donning your raingear and braving the unusually soggy conditions, you will want to check with your club’s Handicap Committee and / or Golf Pro to see if your club has invoked a Local Rule for dealing with the variety of circumstances this rough winter has left us with. Many clubs in the area have adopted the policies...
02/17/17 —
Peter Jacobsen has been selected by the Golf Writers Association of America as the recipient of the 2017 Charlie Bartlett Award, given annually to someone for unselfish contributions to the betterment of society. Jacobsen will receive his award at the 45th ISPS HANDA GWAA Annual Awards Dinner presented by the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR and USGA Wednesday, April 5 in Augusta, Ga. Jacobsen’s contributions to golf in the Northwest are legendary. As a young amateur player, he won the 1972 OSAA State High School Championship, the 1974 and 1976 Pac-10 Conference championship while playing for the...
02/17/17 —
OJGer Ellie Slama accepted her invitation to compete at the prestigious Annika Invitational in Orlando, Florida February 19-21. She will compete in a strong field of 72 of the best female junior players at the Reunion Resort (Watson Course)! Good luck Ellie! More on this story can be found at OSUBeavers.com
02/16/17 —
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is generously hosting the 87th Bob Norquist Oregon Junior Amateur July 3-7, 2017. Families of participating players wishing to stay on the property are eligible for the following rates: $180 / night for traditional double occupancy rooms (Lily Pond rooms with 2-queen beds and/or Chrome Lake rooms with 2-king beds), published rates are $410 and $430 $150/night for single occupancy rooms (in the Lodge and the Inn), published rates $220 and $260 $300/night for the 2-bedroom suites (Chrome Lake Lofts with 1 king bed in each room, 2-bathrooms, and spacious sitting room),...
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