Pat O’Donnell: The face of senior amateur golf in Oregon

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

A “born again golfer” has become a frequent, and exemplary, champion The face of senior amateur golf in Oregon is a slender, soft-spoken 65-year-old retiree from Happy Valley whose life in the sport has more chapters than a Russian novel. Now, the story finds Pat O’Donnell a player to be reckoned with, a consistent contender […]

Bryce Wortman: Learning lessons in golf from a pro — his dad

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

The OGA Four-Ball unites him with old friend Craig Ronne at Emerald Valley Over the years, golf pro Laine Wortman has driven up and down the West Coast to watch his son, Bryce, play golf, from juniors events to high school state championships and now collegiate tournaments for San Jose State University. He’s been a […]

Alexa Udom: Seeking a Happy Birthday in the OGA Junior Am

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

Goal-oriented Westview HS senior-to-be has committed to BYU Alexa Udom turns 17 on Friday, June 28, which happens to be the date of the championship match of the Oregon Golf Association’s 89th annual Bob Norquist Junior Amateur at Oswego Lake Country Club, and as birthday presents go, something in a girls trophy would do quite […]