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 […]

Father, son & Scotland: A postcard from Machrihanish Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

On the third day, a 21st century course that seems centuries old. The forecast for Thursday, April 25, had initially called for rain over much of Scotland. But by the time we got to Machrihanish the outlook was more favorable, and the morning suggested there would be sunshine, and there was. I had played Machrihanish […]

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 […]