The par 4 No. 7 hole at Lahinch Golf Club, County Clare, Ireland. (Rob Perry) First in a series on golf in Ireland by the veteran golf writer, with photography by Rob Perry My first trip to Ireland to play golf was 25 years ago. It was four old college roommates from Berkeley turning 50, […]
Remodeled clubhouse offers improved views of the golf course It’s been a year of change for Eugene Country Club, which this summer reopened its clubhouse after an $11.8 million remodeling project that began in June 2016 and last spring unveiled a striking new logo, a streamlined rendition of a Douglas fir with the trunk bisecting […]
Owner Bob Hyer’s decision to add lodging makes a place to play also a place to stay EAGLE POINT — It seems that Bob Hyer has always had good business instincts. When he was 6 he went around his modest southern California neighborhood shining shoes for 10 cents, and a few years later, when he […]
A student of Geoffrey Cornish, Bill Robinson designed courses that endured the test of time. FLORENCE — He might have been a professional hockey player, but at 16 Bill Robinson suffered a serious eye injury, so his parents pulled him from competition at the Junior B level in Canada, the defenseman arguably two steps from […]
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 […]
BANDON — Ten years ago this month, Eugene residents Rex and Carla Smith opened Bandon Crossings Golf Course just south of here on the site of a cattle and sheep ranch a mile from the Pacific Ocean.
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 […]