The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) announces the start of the 5th Annual Washington State Parent-Child Championship, to be held this year at Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Spanaway, Wash. The 18-hole championship, which will consist of both gross and net competitions, will be held Friday, July 19.
The championship will be played in a Chapman Stroke Play format, with two players playing as partners, each playing from the teeing ground and each player playing his/her partner’s ball for the second shot. After the second shot, including par-3 holes, partners select the ball with which they wish to score and then play that ball alternately to complete the hole.
The parent’s relationship with the child must be natural, adopted or stepchild. Partners may have more than one generation between them (i.e. grandfather-granddaughter).
Back to defend their title is the team of Craig and Cody Roth of Bellingham, Wash. Past champions Ruben and Ravae Canas (2011) of Kent, Wash. and Richard and Brandon Cardwell (2009) of Tacoma are also in the field.
Owned by Pierce County and managed by Premier Golf Centers, Lake Spanaway Golf Course was designed by legendary course architect, and PNGA Hall of Famer, A.V. Macan. The course’s fairways are lined with old-growth Douglas firs, and in 2007 was upgraded with 700 tons of sand to make it one of the most playable year-round courses in the region.