Grant Rogers: Bandon’s favorite teacher

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

BANDON — It is a quirk of Grant Rogers, the director of instruction at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, that he won’t tell you how old he is, nor even provide a few clues, though in the Internet age, that notion seems as quaint as playing golf with a hickory-shafted mashie niblick.

Grant Rogers: Practice your putting!

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

BANDON — The stainless steel face of Grant Rogers’ putter, an 8-year-old Scotty Cameron model, tells a story. The sweet spot is darker than the rest of the surface, worn from the repetition of putter striking golf ball, again and again and again.