Legislative Duty
4:50 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Washington Lawmakers Can Accept Free U.S. Open Tickets If They Attend Seminar

Chambers Bay golf course near Tacoma will host the U.S. Open in June.
Jeff Hanway Flickr

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 5:26 pm

Call it the timeshare rule. Washington lawmakers can accept free tickets to this summer’s U.S. Open golf championship -- if they attend a three-hour tour and seminar.

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NWPR Books
8:03 am
Sat March 1, 2014

If Anyone Can Make Golf Exciting, It'd Be Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins has covered sporting events around the world, from golf to football to skiing, from Pebble Beach to Green Bay to Gstaad, in pungent prose with a Texas kick — and in the process, he's become more famous than a lot of the athletes he was writing about.

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Oregon Coast Land Exchange
5:56 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Bandon Dunes Land Swap Wins Preliminary Approval

Development company Bandon Biota has been eyeing a 280 acre parcel of the Bandon State Natural Area for its next golf course.
Credit Erik Anestad

The developer of the Bandon Dunes golf resort won preliminary approval today to acquire land for a new 27-hole golf course on the Oregon Coast. It’s part of a land exchange that has sparked opposition from some coastal residents and eastern Oregon ranchers.

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NWPR Books
4:35 am
Sun August 18, 2013

'18 In America': Coast To Coast With Golf Clubs In Hand

When Dylan Dethier graduated from high school a few years ago, he didn't go on to the local college, join the Army or hitchhike cross-country. He hit golf courses, on a trip across America to play a round of golf in each of the Lower 48 states.

He played the posh course at Pebble Beach, yes; but mostly public courses across the country, including one in hard-hit Flint, Mich., another in North Dakota and one in a corner of Alabama. Over the course of a year he slept with an ax under his car seat, lost his virtue, and looked at America from green to shining green.

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Golf Course Case
5:25 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Washington Supreme Court Hears WSU Golf Course Case

Homeowner Scotty Cornelius says WSU’s golf course is improperly draining the aquifer he relies on for water.
Courtney Flatt Northwest Public Radio

The Supreme Court of Washington heard oral arguments in a case that could change how cities, towns and universities manage water. Northwest conservation groups are suing Washington State University. They say it’s draining the region’s aquifer.

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Golf Course Lawsuit
6:58 am
Thu May 2, 2013

What A Golf Course Could Mean For Washington’s Groundwater

WSU officials say, even though the university is growing, it’s using less water now than 30 years ago. They say that's due in large part to conservation efforts.
Credit Courtney Flatt / EarthFix

Northwest conservationists are suing Washington State University. They say the groundwater used to irrigate the University’s golf course is draining the region’s aquifer. But this case is about more than just watering the fairways and putting greens. It could change how cities and towns manage water for future development. For EarthFix, Courtney Flatt has more.

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U.S. Open Hopeful
6:48 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Despite Jitters, Casey Martin Looks Forward To Competing In The US Open

This week has been a rollercoaster of media attention for Casey Martin. The Oregon men’s golf coach was a surprise qualifier for the U.S. Open at the Olympic Golf Course in San Francisco next week. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald reports from a press conference Friday at the University of Oregon.

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