Rick Adelman: Remembering his roots, with golf and gratitude

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

Chemeketa Community College gave him a start in coaching, and the NBA coach paid it back with a long-running benefit golf tournament to raise money for basketball scholarships SALEM, Or. — Through head coaching jobs for five NBA teams, two trips to the NBA Finals and more than 1,000 victories, Rick Adelman always remembered where […]

Gary Wiren: An amazing golf journey with roots in Eugene

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

From teaching at Oakway …. to teaching around the world, and Trump International The final chapters of the amazing golf story of Gary Wiren will be written in Florida, where he has lived and worked for 45 years, and there could be a few chapters, considering that he’s an impressively fit 81 who looks resplendent […]

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 […]