Trip Kuehne: A long rainbow ends at Bandon Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

Trip Kuehne’s quest for an individual USGA title finishes in the 2007 Mid-Amateur In 1994, a young golf sensation, 18-year-old Tiger Woods, rallied from a five-stroke deficit with 12 holes to play to defeat Oklahoma State junior Trip Kuehne and win the U.S. Amateur crown. Woods went on to become Tiger Woods, dominant on the […]

David Fink: An epic comeback win at Bandon Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

In the 2012 Pacific Coast Amateur, the Oregon State golfer won in dramatic fashion The fog was thick that July morning in 2012 when Oregon State University golfer David Fink teed off in the final round of the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Course on the southern Oregon coast. He was […]

Dan Hixson: Designing golf courses, one hole at a time

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

The veteran course designer has renovated Trysting Tree in Corvallis, and working on improvements at Laurelwood Golf Course in Eugene Pacific Northwest golf architect Dan Hixson has earned critical acclaim for his designs of new 18-hole courses, starting with Bandon Crossings on the southern Oregon coast and continuing with Wine Valley in central Washington and […]