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New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review

New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review

USGA and The R&A Prioritize Working Group to Assess Role of Video in Applying Golf’s Rules

FAR HILLS, N.J., USA AND ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (April 25, 2017) – The USGA and The R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.

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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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USGA to Retire USGA State Team

2016 USGA Men’s State Team

Following nearly a two-year review process, the USGA has made the decision to retire the Men’s and Women’s State Team Championships, effective following the 2017 Women’s State Team Championship at The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, N.M.

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I Don’t Play to My Handicap

We often hear players make the statement “I don’t play to my handicap, why is my index so low?”. The USGA explains why:

“Recognize that your worst scores are not truly utilized in the calculation of a Handicap Index; only the best 10 scores are utilized and the worst 10 are disregarded, then the best 10 are averaged.

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TimberStone to Host 2017 PNGA Cup

This Ryder-Cup style championship features some of the most notable amateur golfers in the region with 12-member teams representing the regional golf associations that makeup the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, which includes British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association, and Washington State Golf Association.

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Why Does My Handicap Index Appear As NH?

Why does my handicap index appear as NH? I paid my 2017 dues and I’ve had a handicap for years! Are all of my scores deleted?

Don’t worry! Your scoring history is still there.

For most of you that maintain your handicap a public club (and select private clubs), your handicap usually expires no later than February 28th.

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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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Get to Know Caleb Cox- Administrator, Handicapping & Course Rating

iPhone GHIN mobile app update

Caleb Cox came to the Idaho Golf Association from Hillcrest Country Club where he served as an Assistant Golf Professional. 

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MODERNIZING GOLF’S RULES

Major Proposed Changes

“The proposed changes expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers and those who follow the game. The 33 items covered on this page are organized into eight categories, and within each proposed change you will find the main reasons why the change is being proposed.

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March 1, 2017 Revision

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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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2015 Volunteer of the Year

Jerry Higham-Idaho Falls,ID

Jerry Higham has been an actively involved individual in the golf community for years as a player and a junior golf parent. For seven years, Jerry was a junior golf coordinator for District III and was the face of the Idaho Junior Golf Tour for Idaho Falls and the surrounding areas.  

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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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