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By Kris Fay on 10/26/2008
 Chamber's Bay announced last week that Chamber's Bay had received another award. 

From a KemperSports press release...

KemperSports is pleased to announce that Chambers Bay, the nationally acclaimed links-style golf course in University Place, Wash., has been selected by the Society of American Travel Writers as a recipient of the 2008 Phoenix Award.

The Phoenix Award is given annually to individuals or organizations who are actively involved in conservation, preservation, beautification and anti-pollution campaigns which further the growth and appeal of North American travel destinations.

“Chambers Bay is truly honored to receive this award from the Society of American Travel Writers,” said Chambers Bay general manager, Matt Allen. “This is a true testament to the commitment we have made to the conservation and preservation of our natural landscape.”

Chambers Bay, the host of the 2015 U.S. Open and the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championships, received...
By Kris Fay on 10/19/2008
Another local golf retailer has closed its doors in the Portland area.  Oregon Golf, with three locations throughout the Portland Metro area was forced to close up shop and go into bankruptcy.It's hard to put a finger on just what went wrong for Oregon Golf.  They typically had a great selection of items, competitive prices and some of the best sales people in the business.  If I had to guess, I would say that the slumping economy combined with the introduction of larger, national golf chains helped bring down our local alternative.Golf Galaxy rolled into Beaverton several years ago, but with just one store, folks were reluctant to drive out there from the East Side and Vancouver.  Golf Smith, with two convenient locations, was likely a big draw that pulled customers away, too.  Online ordering has also made it easier to buy golf equipment and shop for the best prices.The closing of Oregon Golf is a real shame.  It's a reminder that, if you have a local golf shop that you want to see succeed, stay loyal to...
By Kris Fay on 10/9/2008
Some people might think Ogio is beating a dead horse, but I don't think so.  The innovations they add each year to the golf bag are nothing short of amazing.  For 2009, they've done it again.This time, the innovation comes in the form of a convertible carry strap. It makes the bag easy to carry on one shoulder or two.  Here's the full press release:BLUFFDALE, Utah (October 8, 2008) - OGIO's award-winning golf bag designers have struck again with their "twin trademarks - innovation and irreverence." *The company's new convertible strap, which enables golfers to quickly convert a single-strap bag to a double-strap, delivers yet another unexpected solution begging the question, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Responding to pleas from green-grass shops around the nation, OGIO ...
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In addition to owning Northwest Golf Adventures, I've been writing golf and travel articles since 2000. My main focus has always been golf in the Pacific Northwest, but I've had stories appear in association magazines across the country, several national publications and on radio and television. I'm always looking for great stories to write about!

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