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 […]

Tokatee Golf Club: Still halfway to heaven

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

At 50, the golf course remains an almost ‘spiritual’ place. BLUE RIVER — The quintessential Eugene sports columnist, Blaine Newnham, wrote defining columns in the 1970s and early 1980s about the Kamikaze Kids, Steve Prefontaine and the struggles of the University of Oregon football team. And, one day in the fall of 1971, shortly after […]