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 […]

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 […]