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Blog posts from Idaho Golf Association Executive Director Genger Fahleson.

 

IGA Likes the Proposed New Rules

IGA Likes the Proposed New Rules

It’s a new day for an age-old game. That’s the way Genger Fahleson, executive director of the Idaho Golf Association, is looking at the many proposed Rules changes for the game of golf.

The United States Golf Association along with The Royal & Ancient Golf Club spent more than five years trying to simplify the Rules of Golf before announcing the proposed changes in March, and Fahleson thinks they’ve succeeded in doing that.

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USGA and R&A Pick up the Pace with Rules Changes and Adjustments

The Rules of Golf Committees of the USGA and R&A have been extremely busy the past several years, as evidenced by recent announcements. Historically, these groups have moved at a glacially slow pace in regards to Rules of Golf changes, which have been on a four-year cycle and Decisions on the Rules of Golf changing every two years.

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2017 IGA Men’s Amateur Championship: A Note from Mike Rapp

The IGA has received numerous inquiries about the Men’s Idaho State Amateur to be held at Falcon Crest Golf Club. Please know that we are looking forward conducting our premier competition at Falcon Crest. See the note below from Mike Rapp, General Manager/Superintendent, Falcon Crest Golf Club!

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5/1/2017 Revision Email

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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Genger’s Notes- 4/15/17

IGA Championships just around the corner:

Entries are open for all IGA Championships. Use this link to enter online or print a paper entry and send it to the IGA office.

The early championships include:

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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Genger’s Notes- 3/15/17

IGA Volunteer Orientation Meeting, April 4, 2017

Interested in volunteering to work championships or junior golf competitions? Join us at the Spring IGA Volunteer Meeting:  April 4, BanBury Golf Course

Orientation:  9:00 a.m. to noon Lunch provided by the IGA Nine-hole, Stableford outing (1:00 tee-times)

Please confirm attendance to iga@theiga.org

IGA Annual District Meetings:

The Idaho Golf Association conducts Annual meetings, one in each or the three Districts.

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March 1, 2017 Revision

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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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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