Johnny Coppedge: Former QB scrambles into U.S. Senior Amateur field at Eugene Country Club

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

Pacific Northwest contingent includes hall of famer Tom Brandes and Oregon’s Pat O’Donnell EUGENE — Johnny Coppedge admits that he certainly won’t be the best golfer in the field in the 64th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship that begins Saturday, Aug. 25, at Eugene Country Club. But, the best athlete? Well, the 55-year-old life insurance specialist […]

Patrick Siver: Making it happen, behind the scenes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

Veteran events coordinator, sole owner of gEvents LLC, stages golf tournaments, including the 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur at Eugene Country Club. And, he does auctions … The son of a San Antonio golf pro, Patrick Siver wanted to play on the PGA Tour, but realized early in his walk-on career at the University of Oregon […]

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 […]