Eugene Country Club: A new clubhouse and a new logo

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

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 […]

The Resort at Eagle Point: A golf course becomes a destination

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

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 […]

Bill Robinson: A golf architect’s career by design

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

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 […]

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 […]