A little info about the upcoming WA State Championships....
This is going to be the 35th annual Doug Newland Memorial WA State Championships, a one day pdga sanctioned "C" tier event at Ft. Steilacoom.
This is the event that Lowell Shields has been running for many, many years but this year the TD is Gordy Kirkpatrick
. I'm helping with the online interface, registration and online scoring. As many of you know, in the past this tourney has kind of flown under the radar and a lot of players were frustrated to find out about it a day or two before the event, or possibly after it happened. Gordy is hoping to have a lot more participation this year by making it a one day, sanctioned
The date is Sunday, September 12th
(the day after the ace race at Dalaiwood) and the players meeting is at 8:00 am
. You may be wondering why the players meeting is sooo early. The reason for that is the format that Gordy has decided to run... Two rounds of twenty seven holes each on the Pro 27 and Alt 27 courses. Yes, that's a lot of awesome golf and it's going to be an epic day!
Here's the TOURNEY WEBSITE
with information and links to the online registration and event flyer.
Gordy is planning to come down to Steilly this Saturday to scope out the course and plan the final course configurations. I don't think he has seen a lot of the changes that the course has gone through this year so he'll probably enjoy having some of the locals there to add their suggestions and other input. Of course he'll have flyers with him as well as a box of custom stamped CFR discs. Champ Katanas & Glo Champ Aviars with the resurrected "Thunderbird" stamp that was one of the earliest custom stamps for the State Championships. Very classy and cool looking!
Gordy does not have a strong online presence but I was able to cajole him into getting a gmail account. If you have questions or comments I would suggest getting in touch with him there (linked to his name at top of post) or giving him a phone call, his number is on the event flyer.
This tourney is approaching fast and it would be great to get everyone's help getting the word out quickly so please tell your friends about it! I think it's going to be a great event and hopefully the most attendance we've seen at States in many a year.