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…

Washington Golf announces 2021 Players of the Year

Washington Golf (WA Golf) has announced the Player of the Year award recipients for 2021. The category winners are as follows: Women’s, Kennedy Knox of Normandy Park; Men’s, Joe Highsmith of Lakewood; Women’s Mid-Amateur, Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island; Men’s…

Highsmith, Manke and Kato selected for 2021 WA Golf Morse Cup Team; finish tied for second

Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash., RJ Manke of Lakewood, and Sean Kato of Redmond, Wash. were selected to represent Washington Golf at this year’s Morse Cup team competition, which took place simultaneously with the 54th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship being…

100 Years of Excellence – The Washington Men's Amateur Championship

In 1922, the Washington State Golf Association (now known as Washington Golf) was founded for one specific reason: to conduct an annual state amateur championship. In 1922, Bon Stein won the inaugural Washington Men’s Amateur Championship. He would win four…

Preview: U.S. Open Final Qualifying at Meadow Springs

The field of 45 players has been announced for the WA Golf-hosted U.S. Open Final Qualifier on Monday, June 7th at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland, Wash. Meadow Springs Country Club Click here to view starting times and pairings.…

Local players set to compete at U.S. Amateur Championship

Several WA Golf players are set to compete at the 120th U.S. Amateur Championship, taking place next week, August 10-16, at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. (more…)

Washington Golf Names 2019 Players of the Year

Federal Way, Wash. – Washington Golf (WA Golf) has announced the 2019 Player of the Year recipients. The category winners are as follows: Men’s, Joe Highsmith of Lakewood; Women's, Emily Baumgart of Walla Walla; Men's Mid-Amateur (more…)