Author - Roger Smith

Super Sweeps postponed due to weather

Gents: Due to the bad weather the super sweeps scheduled at Tahoma Valley this weekend have been cancelled and rescheduled for next weekend. Those already registered for this weekends event will be automatically enter for next week. Please let all the participants from your club know of the change. Also please try and get more of your club members to sign up for next weekend. The rate information is listed below. Thank you for understanding and getting in touch with your members. ———-Tony
Rescheduled Sweeps Information: (Super Sweeps)Bring lots of Tee Times ! ! !Sweeps are Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 25, 26 & 27, 2019Rates for Friday$21.00 walking $35.00 ride for all players no senior rateRates for  Saturday and Sunday$26.00 walking $40.00 for all players no senior rateFor all three days carts are available $14.00 per seat. Cart trail fee $6.00.

Pierce County Announces end of Fort Steilacoom Golf Course

Submitted by Pierce County.

2018/10/01, After 47 years, Pierce County Parks will no longer operate the Fort Steilacoom Golf Course (FSGC).

The course is on land leased from the State of Washington and the property will return to the State’s control.

Pierce College and a few local businesses, including Disc Golf Amory, have expressed interest in providing recreation services on the site. The land is zoned open space and there are restrictions on the type of development or uses that can occur.

The State will make the determination on which recreation activities will occur on the property after Oct. 1, 2018. The 9-hole course, which sees about 16,000 rounds a year, will close on Sept. 24; annual pass members and those with vouchers will be allowed to access the course until those expire on Sept. 30.

Tee-times will not be reserved and cart availability will be limited after September 24.

Craig Larson, Travis Gamble repeat at TGA Senior Am!

Travis Gamble

Travis Gamble

Craig Larson

Craig Larson

Craig Larson, playing out of Tacoma Country and Golf Club, shot a 68 at American Lake and a 73 at Capital City to claim the TGA Senior title for the second year in a row.  Travis Gamble, playing out of Madrona Links, also repeated, winning the Super Senior title.  Many thanks to American Lake Veterans Golf Course and to Capital City Golf Course for hosting the tournament.  The courses were in great shape and made for two days of challanging golf.  Also, thanks to all the participants who made this tournament a great success.  Go to the results page to view the full list of winners.

Sweeps Reminder

We wanted to take the opportunity to remind the participants of the Sweeps that they have to post their scores.  We no longer post scores for the participants of the sweeps.  This is a great deal of work and we appreciate your help with this.  Also, remember that these scores are not tournament scores.  Post them as away or home scores.

Ken Still Memorial Tournament

Below is the link to the Ken Still May 28, 2018 Memorial Golf Tournament hosted at and benefiting the American Lakes Veterans Golf Course. This will be a great event sign up soon the field is filling fast. Thanks. ———–Tony

If the link does not activate for you just copy and paste to your browser.

Lipoma Firs Closed

Lipoma Firs Golf Course, which has been open since 1989 has closed it’s doors.  Nine holes of the 27 hole course was closed last year and the final 18 shut down  November 5, 2017.  For those of us that enjoyed the challange of this narrow, tree lined course, it is a loss.

Tyler Salsbury makes it 2 in a row!

Tyler Salsbury successfully defended his title at Tacoma Golf Association’s City Amateur.  The tournament was held at three local courses.  The first round was held at Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club. The second round was held at Allenmore Golf Course. The final round was played at Tacoma Country and Golf Club.  Tyler led wire to wire edging out Brian Mogg by one stroke.  Jon McCaslin placed third with a final score of 210.  For full field results link to the results page.

Tacoma Golf Association would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and host courses who made this tournament successful.  TGA’s mission is to promote junior golf in the greater Tacoma area.

Leith Links


On 7 March 1744, the world’s first golf club was founded in Edinburgh.The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers held their first meeting on Leith Links and petitioned the Edinburgh Council to provide a silver club for competition. John Rattray was the first winner. He joined the Jacobites after the Battle of Prestonpans and became Bonnie Prince Charlie’s personal surgeon. He escaped beheading after the uprising thanks to the intercession of his golfing friend, Lord President Forbes.