About Fir State
You are invited to join one of the most exciting and dynamic golf organizations in Washington state. Fir State was established in 1947 to provide a means for minorities to learn and compete in the sport of golf. In 1954, Fir State became one of the founding clubs of the Western State Golf Association (WSGA), which now boasts thirty-two (32) member clubs in seven (7) states. WSGA is nationally recognized for its junior golf programs and tournaments, as well as its collaboration with the National Minority Junior Golf Program.
As the oldest club in WSGA, Fir State enjoys a rich history of accomplishments, dating back to 1955 when Bill Wright Jr., one of the club's first junior golfers, placed second in the Seattle High School Championship. In 1959, he went on to capture the prestigious U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, becoming the first black golfer to achieve that distinction. In 1994, a tradition was continued when high school freshman and Fir State junior golfer, Tyson Lanore won the same championship and a spot in the national Maxfli Junior Championship.
Among our exciting activities was the annual Celebrity Tournament, inaugurated in 1992 by host, Tiger Woods and since hosted by Ken Griffey, Sr., Warren Moon, Dale Ellis, and Nate McMillian. Funds raised benefited the Fir State Junior Golf Foundation, and supported our junior golf and scholarship programs.
Fir State is committed to giving every child the opportunity to golf. Each year, our free junior golf program serves 100+ youngsters. Support from the Junior Golf Foundation enables us to provide instruction and competitive golfing opportunities for these youngsters; including participation in the annual WSGA Tournament.
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