Bob Gilder: Embarking on one more year on PGA Tour Champions

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

Long-time pro from Corvallis won six times on PGA Tour, 10 more on Champions Tour Born and reared in Corvallis, Or., Bob Gilder was a walk-on golfer at talent-laden Arizona State who defied the odds, making the team and ultimately winning a Western Athletic Conference championship. He earned his PGA Tour card on his third […]

Bandon Dunes: Mike Keiser’s next course at the Sheep Ranch

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

The under-the-radar Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch to become resort’s fifth 18-hole course BANDON — The Sheep Ranch, the rustic under-the-radar golf course north of Bandon Dunes, will become the site for the fifth 18-hole golf course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, owner Mike Keiser said last month. The Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella, writing on GolfAdvisor.com, […]

Scotland, revisted: David McLay Kidd realizes a career dream in designing Machrihanish Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

Noted golf architect spent childhood summers in these dunes, and carefully worked through considerable environmental restraints to build the golf course MACHRIHANISH, ARGYLL, Scotland — When he designed Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, near the bottom of the Kintyre Peninsula in western Scotland, David McLay Kidd was fulfilling a dream he had nurtured throughout his career. […]

Scotland, revisited: In the footsteps of Open champions

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

The historic venues of Prestwick, Trump Turnberry and Royal Troon PRESTWICK, AYRSHIRE, Scotland — On the Firth of Clyde on the western Scotland mainland, in the region called Ayrshire, separated by a mere 25 miles, are three golf courses that are linked, intrinsically and historically, to the United Kingdom’s most important golf tournament, the Open […]