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PORT ORFORD — The banner on the fallen flag stick is ragged, torn apart by the winds that sweep the coastline, but there’s still enough fabric to flutter as Troy Russell lifts the stick from the dune grass and plants it in the rugged ground.
BANDON — It is a quirk of Grant Rogers, the director of instruction at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, that he won’t tell you how old he is, nor even provide a few clues, though in the Internet age, that notion seems as quaint as playing golf with a hickory-shafted mashie niblick.
BANDON — No sign advertises the presence of the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch, except the gate that reads “no trespassing.” There’s no restaurant, no pro shop, no amenity other than a remote port-a-potty and, no matter how much golf you’ve played, maybe no experience as wildly beautiful, or spectacularly wild, as this one:
BANDON — Before he started play Sunday in the second Speedgolf World Championships, first-day leader Rob Hogan stood quietly on the first tee at Bandon Dunes and spent a minute or more with his arms folded, simply looking down the first fairway, alone with his thoughts.
They are, for the travelers driving by, often merely signposts on the Oregon Coast Highway, sort of Another Roadside Attraction, along with beaches and the art galleries, the aquarium and the Sea Lion Caves.
BANDON — As she hikes through the Bandon State Natural Area a few miles south of Bandon on the Oregon Coast, Sherri Laier sees things that most others miss. The pawprints of a critter. A colorful tree frog. A tiny young plant, poking through the ground. Different types of lichen. Mushrooms.