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5/1/2017 Revision Email

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Entry Deadline for IGA Four-Ball, May 15:

IGA Four-Ball
May 20-21, Shadow Valley Golf Course
Three Divisions: Men’s Division, Senior Men’s Division (55 or older), Women’s Division
Entry Fee $100 per player ($200 per team)
Deadline:  May 15
Flighted at close of entries, Gross & Net merchandise payout

IGA Match Play @ TimberStone
Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29
Three Divisions:  Men’s Division, Senior Men’s Division (55 or older), Women’s Division
Entry Fee $150 per player
Deadline:  May 22
Flighted within division by handicap, players seeded into bracket by handicap, gross only matches, consolation brackets (guaranteed 2 matches), merchandise payout for 1st & 2nd place in each bracket.

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March 1, 2017 Revision

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The Idaho Golf Association conducts Annual meetings, one in each or the three Districts. All IGA members are encouraged to attend the meeting in their District.

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New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for Player Who Accidentally Causes Ball to Move on Putting Green

Thursday, December 8th, 2016


New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for a Player Who Accidentally Causes a Ball to Move on the Putting Green

FAR HILLS, N.J. (Dec. 8, 2016) – The USGA and The R&A today announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green.

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Remembering Bob Saxvik, past President of the IGA

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Robert W Saxvik passed away October 18, 2016 at his home in Portland, OR. Bob served on the first Board of Directors of the Idaho Golf Association which was established in 1969. Saxvik represented District 2, living in Burley at the time working as vice president and general manager of KBAR Radio.

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Nov. 15, 2016 Revision

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

IGA Board of Director, application deadline:  December 31.

The IGA Board of Directors is comprised of 12 members, nine District Directors (three from each of the three IGA districts) and three At Large Directors. Board members serve three year terms and are elected by the membership at the Spring District meetings (a spring meeting is held in each district).

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2016 IGA Tournament Expenses Explained…

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Recently the IGA sent a survey to those golfers who had competed in an IGA Championship in 2015 and/or 2016. Thank you to those who responded. Your feedback will help us improve our championships.


A fairly consistent theme in the feedback was that the entry fees are too high and amenities (including merchandise payouts) are too low.

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i-Links Letter for October 1, 2016

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

If you are an IGA member and interested in giving back to the game, there are opportunities to serve on the IGA’s Board of Directors. The IGA is “governed” as follows:

The Idaho Golf Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that supports the efforts of four full-time employees and a cadre of volunteers.

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Marmo, Founder of the IGA Passes at the Age of 90

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The golf community is mourning the loss of Idaho Golf Association founder Joe Marmo who died Monday, May 23, 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO. He was 90 years of age.

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Are You the Next Volunteer?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Have you ever thought about giving back to the game but weren’t sure how? The Idaho Golf Association provides plenty of opportunities to give back through Championships, Junior Golf, and Course Rating.

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Inactive Posting Season

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Inactive Posting Season
The active posting season for rounds played at IGA member clubs ends November 14. The inactive season will extend through February of next year and we’ll start posting again on March 1. That means golfers who play at courses in Idaho, November 15, 2015 to February 29, 2016 will not post those scores for handicapping purposes.
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