Previewing Scotland: A journey to the birthplace of golf

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

Seeking the enduring spirit of golf in Scotland, from Old Tom Morris to David McLay Kidd (and Donald Trump) Golfers don’t simply take a trip to Scotland to play courses there.  They make a pilgrimage. That word conveys the historic nature of the game there, the bucket-list allure. Wrote the late James W. Finegan in […]

Chambers Bay: Mining a muni gem

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Washington |

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — For decades it was a quarry, mined for sand and gravel, the operation cutting away the hillside overlooking the lower Puget Sound, leaving a scarred landscape behind.