Peter Jacobsen: Enduring memories of growing up in golf

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

PGA Tour icon cherishes the legacy of his father, and the pros who taught him the game In retrospect, looking back roughly half a century, Peter Jacobsen doesn’t remember the tournaments he played as a youngster as much as the passionate Portland-area golf figures who inspired and supported them. “Junior golf was Bob Norquist, George […]

Eugene Country Club: A place for championships

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

The USGA returns with another championship, the Men’s Senior Amateur EUGENE — In August, yet another national golf championship, the USGA Men’s Senior Amateur, will be staged at Eugene Country Club, a place that cherishes history and high drama. After all, the tree-lined fairways may still echo with the roars that erupted in the 2016 […]

David Jacobsen: Still giving back to Oregon Junior Golf

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

Passionate about golf, Portland businessman expands his fundraising At a time in his life when he might reflect on all he’s done in golf, and take justifiable pride in all he’s done for golf, David Jacobsen wants to do even more. The Portland businessman, who turned 65 on March 1, played collegiately at the University […]

Monica Vaughn: Stepping away from the game, for now

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

NCAA champion from Reedsport, an Oregon Junior Golf star, sees a future in coaching More than a few times in the recent months, patrons at Houston’s restaurant have recognized the tall young server as she moves between the red leather booths with the dark wood accents in the upscale steakhouse in Scottsdale, Ariz. Maybe they […]

Casey Martin: Back on the Oregon Junior Golf trail

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

After growing up in Junior Golf, UO men’s coach returns in summers to recruit talent Life, and his job, brought Casey Martin back to Oregon Junior Golf tournaments, the focus of the summers of his youth. In his 12th year as the coach of the University of Oregon men’s golf team — NCAA champions in […]

Caroline Inglis: Late start, fast rise, and now the LPGA Tour

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

LPGA rookie whetted her competitive spirit in Oregon Junior Golf To begin the year, her first as a member of the LPGA Tour, Caroline Inglis played tournaments in the Bahamas and Australia and won a little money in both places. Then she played the Founders Cup in Phoenix in mid-March and won quite a bit, […]

Blaine Newnham in Ireland: The worthwhile trek to Dingle

By Blaine Newnham | Golf, Ireland |

Dingle Golf Links (Ceann Sibeal) in County Kerry is unspoiled, unpretentious links golf. (Dingle Golf Links) Sixth in a series by the golf writer, who finds Dingle (Ceann Sibeal) to be classic Irish links. BALLYFERRITER, CO. KERRY, Ireland — You’d go to the end of the earth for one more memorable round of golf. But […]