Doubleheader: Evan Otte wins two state high school titles, credits Youth on Course

by Tom Cade, Editor In a span of four days in May, Evan Otte helped his Mercer Island High School golf team win the WIAA 3A High School State golf championship, and was the winning pitcher in Mercer Island’s championship…

Beginner’s Luck – No. 7
Instructional Resources – indoor, outdoor, social media, old fashioned, it’s all good

We are four women who are new to the game of golf. We connected through the game, and have become friends because of it. We love the game, and want to share our experiences in finding our way, and encourage…

WSWGA: Celebrating 100 years of golf and friendships

The Washington State Women’s Golf Association (WSWGA) is celebrating its centennial year in 2022. One hundred years ago, a woman by the name of “Frank” Patterson decided that women golfers in Washington should be able to compete for the title…

Player of the Year Highsmith loses in playoff in pro debut

Joe Highsmith Well, that was fast. In his first tournament as a professional, Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 66-67-66-66 on the par-71 Edmonton (Alberta) Petroleum Golf and Country Club, tying for first place after 72 holes in…

Hi-Tee Junior League receives grant from 'Make Golf Your Thing'

The Hi-Tee Junior Little League Golf Program, based in Renton, Wash., has received a grant from the Make Golf Your Thing initiative. Hi-Tee Junior League The Hi-Tee non-profit program is the attempt to introduce golf to young African-American youth, and…

Beginner’s Luck – No. 6
Lessons and Learning – you are not alone on the journey

We are four women who are new to the game of golf. We connected through the game, and have become friends because of it. We love the game, and want to share our experiences in finding our way, and encourage…

When shooting 121 leads to fame: 'The Phantom of the Open' a summer movie delight

Who’s that Bob Hamilton guy who edged the legendary Byron Nelson in match play at the 1944 PGA Championship held at Manito Golf and Country Club in Spokane? And who is Hilary Lunke, the one-win wonder who survived an 18-hole…

Now Taking Center Stage

by Steve Mims Before her out-of-nowhere win at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in April, Anna Davis (and her twin brother Billy) collected numerous titles in Washington. Among their many WJGA state titles, Billy and Anna both won the 2017…