Ellie Slama: For OSU star, golf has been a family passion

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

In a year that saw her play Augusta National, she seeks to defend her title in the Oregon Amateur A year ago, when Salem veterinarian Doug Slama caddied for his daughter, Ellie, in her first-ever Oregon Women’s Amateur championship tournament at Bend Country Club, he got some advice from her older brother, Tim. Because Tim […]

Mike Keiser: A haven for USGA events at Bandon Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

He built it, against all odds, and major amateur tournaments followed Mike Keiser, the founder and owner of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, has deep respect for the U.S. Amateur championship, which he will host next year. He considers it “another major.” He understands that the USGA traditionally awards the U.S. Amateur to sites that it […]

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 […]