9th Washington State Men's and Women's Member Club Team Championships Set to Commence

Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Shelton, Wash. is set to host the 9th Washington State Men’s and Women’s Member Club Team Championships, conducted by the Washington State Golf Association, which commences on Monday, June 2. The two-day championships include many of the top amateur golfers from Washington and Northern Idaho. The two championships are separate, but will be held concurrently at Salish Cliffs. This is the second consecutive year these championships have been held at Salish Cliffs.

Member Club Team
Salish Cliffs Golf Club, #17

In both the Men’s and Women’s championships, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge fielded champions for four consecutive years (2009-2012) before Inglewood Golf Club for the men and Maplewood Golf Club for the women won last year’s titles. The Maplewood team – Pamela Hoffman, Carrie Jacobson, Karen Sharp and Janet Dobrowolski – is returning this year in an attempt to defend their title.

The format for each championship is a 36-hole Stroke Play Team. The team score will be calculated by counting two net scores and one gross score per hole. Each competitor receives one hundred percent of his or her course handicap for net scoring. Each four-person team must be from the same WSGA member club. Teams will be divided into flights based on combined team handicap.

Owned by the Squaxin Island Tribe, Salish Cliffs opened in September 2011, and is an amenity of the Little Creek Casino Resort. Designed by Gene Bates, the championship layout has already earned Top-10 status on Golfweek magazine’s “Best Casino Courses” and Golf Digest’s “Best Courses in Washington.” Visit www.salish-cliffs.com for more information.