Annual event will be held at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
The 2018 Seattle Golf and Travel Show is set for the weekend of March 3-4 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.
The show, in its 20th year, claims to be the largest consumer golf expo on the West Coast.
The adult admission price of $14 includes two rounds of golf, with one selection from three courses west of the Cascades (Eagles Pride, High Cedars, Gallery) and the other from either Sun Country outside Cle Elum or Desert Aire in Grant County. Ticket-purchasers also will receive a year’s subscription to Golf Digest.
Varsity Communications, Inc., producers of Cascade Golfer magazine, purchased the rights to the golf show last summer from a Seattle company doing business as Cascadia Events.
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Headquartered in Lynnwood, Varsity Communications will put on other golf shows this year in Portland, Dallas, St. Louis, Kansas City, Indianapolis and Hartford, Conn.
• The new event on the state golf calendar this year will be a visit of the Legends Tour (women pros age 45-and-over) to White Horse Golf Club outside Kingston for a weekend tournament June 9-10. The event is called the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup. The pro-am will be June 8.
• Dates for the Boeing Classic, the annual Champions Tour stop at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, are Aug. 24-26. Last year’s winner, rookie Jerry Kelly, had his breakthrough victory at Snoqualmie Ridge then won again in September in Victoria, B.C. He was Champions Tour rookie of the year for 2017 and already has one victory this year.
• Dave Senko, the University of Washington sports-information director from 1989-92 including the national title 1991 football season, has retired from the media-relations department of the Champions Tour. Senko, who left the UW to become media relations director of the San Antonio Spurs, had been a fixture during tournament week at the Boeing Classic from the event’s debut in 2005.
• Loomis Trail Golf Club outside Blaine is for sale for an undisclosed price and open to the public on even days of the month. The plan is to take sister course Semiahmoo Golf Club private after the sale, although it will be available for guests staying at Semiahmoo Resort and golfers playing in any Semiahmoo tournament. During past golf seasons, Semiahmoo and Loomis Trail have alternated daily being public and private. The courses and Semiahmoo Resort are now operated by Columbia Hospitality.
• One accomplishment by a local golfer that didn’t get a lot of attention late last year was the second-place finish of Derek Berg, assistant pro at the Sahalee Country Club, in the 41st Assistant PGA Pro Championship.
Berg, a former University of Washington golfer from Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, finished at 10-under (68-67-71-72- 278) in the event won by one stroke by Ryan Zylstra of The Federal Club in Virginia. The tournament was played at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in November.