Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Catch the Niners at Pacific Grove Golf Links Today; Finishing Up Their Two Day Niner event!  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

7th Annual Helen Lengfeld Memorial High School Tourney a Success.

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Congratulations to the  Oakdale High School team for their win at the 7th Annual Helen Lengfeld Memorial Tournament for High School Girls.  GO MUSTANGS! 

Congratulations to two players who shot under par Emily Dixon of Whitney HS who finished the round with an impressive score of 71 and Kayla Kwong of Roseville who finished with a 72.  Well done ladies.  

Attached please find complete results from the event. 

Link to Online Results including option to view each player scorecard.  

Photos from the tourney are online on our Facebook Page - 


Goodie Bags/Tee Prizes for the girls were funded through donations from PWGA and WGANC.
As it takes a village..or a women's golf association...to put on an event like this we would like to acknowledge a few people.  Special THANKS goes out to Laura Faber of Whitney HS for all the work before the event with registration and at the event with scoring. Many thanks to our Rules officials: Pat Keys, Chuck Davis and Lee Ann Lobaugh who worked on the course. Huge thanks also to all of our worker bees from Diamond Oaks WGC, PWGA and WGANC who worked check in table and scoring, shuttled players, spotted on holes, and delivered water, golf balls and encouragement.  Thanks also to Mike Blase and Justin Bassey and all the staff of Diamond Oaks GC for all their efforts to make this tourney a success. We especially loved the logos on the scoreboards

We are looking to return to Diamond Oaks GC on September 11th 2017, so mark your calendars.  
Remember if your junior golfers don't already have an established handicap index, please check out our eClub offering.  Junior Golfers can establish a handicap index and join the association for free.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"The Healing Powers of Golf"

The UVS Tournament is a great event for recovering veterans to celebrate their progress in their program. Click here to read a short article on this wonderful event. 


Whitney Oaks WGC Tells Us Why Their Golf Club is #BetterThanABookClub


Is your golf club better than a book club? Email pwga@golfpwga.org to request your club to featured in a #BetterThanABookClub video! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Notes and Quotes - Summer 2016
Our latest edition of our newsletter Notes and Quotes is now available online - read it here


Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 Wildhawk Women's Golf Club Invitational brings in $1800 for PWGA Junior Golf Grants Program

   
The Wildhawk Women's Golf Club held their annual Wild Wahine Luau Invitational on June 15, 2016. This year, through the generosity of their members and invitational participants, the club was able to donate $1,800 to the PWGA Junior Golf Grants Program. Over the past 11 years, they have now donated $17,300 to charity: $11,200 tot he Susan G. Komen Foundation through the PWGA and $6,100 to the PWGA Junior Grants Program. 

     This year's committee and all of their members worked very hard to raise funds by soliciting hole sponsors and/or serving as a hole sponsors themselves, as well as donating cash and items towards their raffle and donating food for their morning breakfast. On the day of the event, they raised donations through the raffle, selling mulligans and their very popular, "Hula Boy Hole", where for a $5 donation a player could have the Hula Boy stationed at Hole 18 drive her tee shot over the creek; this hole alone raised $710 and the raffle raised $2,200. Thank you Wildhawk Women's Golf Club for your generous donation and hard work! 

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Going to the USGA Women's Open this week?



KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: USGA READY TO WELCOME SPECTATORS FOR
THE 71st U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AT CORDEVALLE

FAR HILLS, N.J. (June 28, 2016) – As an elite field of the best female golfers in the world prepares for the ultimate test in women's golf at the U.S. Women's Open Championship in California July 4-10, the USGA has set a grand stage for spectators to enjoy the action at stunning CordeValle.
A complete spectator guide has been posted on the Know Before You Go section at www.usga.org/womensopen to assist fans in planning their visit, from practice rounds Monday through Wednesday, July 4-6, to championship rounds Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10. It includes a schedule of events, as well as daily gate opening times.
Access to the 6,784-yard, par-72 course in San Martin can be gained beginning July 4 via the main spectator parking lot, located at 380 Day Road in Gilroy, approximately 4 miles from the championship grounds. Parking is free and complimentary shuttle service will commence a half-hour prior to the opening of the Grand Entrance each day. 
Highlights of the fan experience include:
  • Affordable ticket options and family-friendly atmosphere: Tickets start at $20 for practice rounds and $45 for championship rounds; children 17 and under enter free all week. Tickets can be purchased at usga.org/womensopen or at the Grand Entrance Will Call. Upgraded CordeValle Reserve ticket packages are also available, featuring an air-conditioned pavilion and premium food and beverage options.
     
  • Junior Day at the U.S. Women's Open Championship: Youths age 17 and under can meet U.S. Women's Open players, enjoy a free golf clinic and take advantage of lunch and merchandise discounts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Wednesday, July 6 practice-round day.
     
  • Lexus Trophy Experience: Located near the Grand Entrance, spectators can have their photo taken with the U.S. Women's Open Trophy and meet Lexus Golf Ambassadors Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson, as well as professional golfer Juli Inkster.
     
  • U.S. Women's Open Merchandise Pavilion:  A wide variety of championship-logoed items, ranging from apparel to custom artwork to keepsakes such as flags, golf balls and drinkware, will be available for purchase.
     
  • Stanford Health Wellness Pavilion: Stanford University athletic trainers and performance coaches will be on hand to conduct free mobility screenings. Geared toward golfers, the screenings focus on flexibility, balance and body symmetry.
     
  • Food and beverage options: With five locations on the championship grounds, concession tents will offer a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, snacks and beverages.
     
  • Viewing experience: In addition to strategically placed grandstands that allow fans to see multiple holes and the practice facility from premium vantage points, scoreboards and thru boards will be located around the property. On-site fans can also review live scoring and up-to-the-minute championship updates via usga.org from their approved mobile devices, 7 inches in length or less. 

Security Information
Security checkpoints, similar to those found at other major sporting events and airports, will be located at the general spectator parking lot. Prohibited items include food and beverages, chairs with arms, and video recording devices.
More complete information, including a full list of prohibited items, can be found at usga.org.

Spectator Suggestions
To prepare for a day at the championship, the USGA offers the following recommendations:
  • Wear comfortable shoes: The U.S. Women's Open Championship is conducted on the beautiful, rolling landscape of CordeValle. Expect a day of walking on uneven terrain and plan accordingly. ADA Services are available for patrons with disabilities, including access to motorized scooters.
     
  • Bring sunscreen and wear a hat:  Personal-care items, such as sunscreen, cannot be more than 3 oz. in size.
     
  • Measure your bag size: Bags larger than 6" x 6" x 6" in their natural state will not be permitted on the championship grounds, with the exception of clear plastic 12" x 12" x 6" totes, similar to those used at other sporting events.
     
  • Stay hydrated, and bring a 24 oz. clear, empty water bottle: You can fill your water bottle at any First Aid station on the property.
     
  • Bring your cell phone: Mobile devices that are 7" or smaller are permitted on the championship grounds. Connect to live scoring and video at usga.org. All device volume controls must be set to silent or vibrate at all times. Phone calls cannot be accepted at any time near the golf course, where play may be interrupted.
Photos are permitted Monday through Wednesday only, and social-media posting is encouraged using the hashtag #USWomensOpen. Follow the official U.S. Women's Open social feeds on Twitter (@usga), Facebook (USGA) or Instagram (@usga). Video recording is not allowed at any time.

FOR MEDIA USE ONLY: A HIGH-RESOLUTION MAP AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP CAN BE DOWNLOADED USING THE FOLLOWING LINK: U.S. Women's Open Championship Lightbox

About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA's reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world's foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game's history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing "For the Good of the Game" grants program. Additionally, the USGA's Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.

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