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Genger’s Blog

Blog posts from Idaho Golf Association Executive Director Genger Fahleson.


Genger’s Notes- 2/1/17

IGA Annual District Meetings:

The Idaho Golf Association conducts three Annual meetings, one in each District. All IGA members are encouraged to attend the meeting in their District. There will be reports on the business of the association and election of Board members.

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


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

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

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…

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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Nov. 1, 2016 Revision


Score Posting: The posting season for rounds played at IGA member clubs/courses is March 1 through November 14. If you play during the inactive season of November 15 through February 28 at Idaho courses, those scores are not acceptable for posting.

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i-Links Letter for October 1, 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

Joe Marmo (Left) pictured with Marc Rhoades

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?


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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2016 Upcoming Events- Genger’s Notes

The IGA office has moved, February 1, 2016 ! !  New IGA office address:
        232 S Whisperwood Way
        Boise, ID  83709

There has been a technology glitch with the move, but you “should” be able to reach us on the IGA phone system at 208-342-4442 or by email.

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