Author - Roger Smith

TGA Junior Champions

The TGA Jr. tournament concluded Tuesday afternoon with Noah Gould shooting a two round 142 at Allenmore Golf course. Noah is a homeschooled 16 year old playing for South Kitsap.  After graduation, he intends to enter the Air Force academy, where he hopes to become a canine officer.

Shooting a two round 145, with an amazing first round 67, Taylor Koch won the girls division. Taylor will be a senior at Emerald Ridge next year and has already committed to attend Bradley University. Bradley is located in Peoria, Illinois.

The TGA congratulates both winners and wishes them the best in the future.  To help them along both are eligible to receive a $1000 scholarship. 

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.

https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/ken-still-memorial-tee-off-fore-troops-tournament-33

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.
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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

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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.

 

TGA Junior Golf Milestone

This year the Tacoma Golf Association is proud to announce that it will hold it’s 60th annual Junior Amateur golf tournament. Youths ages 12 to 17 July 1 are eligible to participate. This year the 36 hole tournament will be held at Allenmore Golf Course on July 27 and 28.  Allenmore is one of the original founding members of the TGA and has been a strong supporter of junior golf for many years.

For many years, the TGA has a mission to support and promote junior golf in the greater Tacoma area.  In addition to annual tournament, they provide golf balls for low income junior golfers and scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to the tournament winners in the boys and girls divisions, and to a selected individual that shows exceptional sportsmanship. These $1000 scholarship are awarded whether the recipient goes on to play competitively in college or not.

Anyone wanting to sign up for the tournament, can do so on this website.

2016 Scholarships Awarded

Hannah Yi is the winner of the Tacoma Golf Association Scholarship for the girls division of 2016. She is enrolled at the UW in the Arts and Sciences area.  She is on the Deans list with a very high grade point. She is not playing golf for the UW, but is working on her education.  The TGA scholarship is $1000.00.  The Boys division receipient for the 2016 scholarship is Jordon Baird, who won the TGA Junior Am. this year.  He is a senior this year.  His scholarship will be good at this choice of schools.