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2017 Junior Schedule all districts

Membership sign up opens January 1st, 2017.

Tournament Sign up available March 1st, 2017.

          2017 District 1 IGA Junior Schedule:            

Exact Start times for each will be posted here later this spring, please check back for start times.

(There will be no exceptions for late signups; all sign up deadlines will be 12pm 4 business days prior to the event so scoreboards and scorecards can be sent to the district coordinators in time for the event.  

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Find Us at the Boise Golf Show!

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You can find the Idaho Golf Association at the Boise Golf & Travel Show this weekend! Enter our raffle to win a 2017 IGA membership,

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IGA Board of Directors Member, Josh Hagley

Get to know Josh…

 

THE BASICS:

Name: Josh Hagley
City of residence: Twin Falls, ID
Home Club: Jerome Country Club
Profession: Business Banking Officer
Volunteer and committee involvement: Tournament Committee (I haven’t been appointed to a committee yet.

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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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2017 IGA Spring Meetings

District 1
February 16, 2017
Crane Creek Country Club

District 2
March 9, 2017
Blue Lakes Country Club

District 3
March 16, 2017
Blackfoot Golf Course

The agenda for all three meetings will be as follows:

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Handicap System Review (Club HDCP Committee Responsibilities)
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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Top 10’s of 2016

Some of our members have posted an astounding amount of rounds to their handicap this year. That’s why we want to share this information with the golfing community!

These numbers are based off of golfers that were active in the GHIN system as of December 14, 2016.

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Idaho Junior age division changes and Idaho Junior team requirement changes!

Parents and Juniors, a few changes for 2017 age requirements, deadlines and Idaho Junior Teams you need to be aware of for 2017.

Changing from last year, juniors will participate the summer tour schedule at their ages as of June 1st regardless of age changes during the summer. 

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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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Remembering Dr. Richard Stroud

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On November 5, 2016, one of the game’s most influential and accomplished volunteers passed away at his home in Eagle, ID at the age of 80. Stroud served on the USGA Executive Committee from 1977 to 1979, but his legacy is in the area of handicapping and course rating.

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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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IGA Member Clubs Viewing Inactive Season

We can’t believe that time of year is already here!  November 14, 2016 is the last day to record a score to your handicap if you play a round of golf at any IGA member club. Keep in mind, that if you travel to an area viewing an active season, you must post that score.

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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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IGA Versus USGA Membership

A couple of times a year, we receive phone calls about membership options. There are two memberships that often get mixed up. That’s a membership to the United States Golf Association and a membership to a State or Regional Golf Association.

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Nov. 1, 2016 Revision

GENGER’S NOTES

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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