Father, son & Scotland: Carnoustie looms

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

It was once dubbed “Car-nasty.” Should I be worried? (I am). As Jason and I developed our plan for Scotland, evolving into six courses in six days, this was the course I think he really wanted to play — beyond the Old Course, which was not available to us — from his own sense of […]

Bob Gilder: Embarking on one more year on PGA Tour Champions

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

Long-time pro from Corvallis won six times on PGA Tour, 10 more on Champions Tour Born and reared in Corvallis, Or., Bob Gilder was a walk-on golfer at talent-laden Arizona State who defied the odds, making the team and ultimately winning a Western Athletic Conference championship. He earned his PGA Tour card on his third […]

Scotland, day five: Trump Turnberry is an historically great golf course made even better (and Western Gailes is charming)

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

Setting aside Donald Trump’s politics (if you can), his redesign of the famous Ailsa course at Turnberry is simply fantastic TURNBERRY, AYRSHIRE, Scotland — You can hate his politics, and ego. You can snicker at the self-aggrandizing ostentatiousness and opulence that characterizes much of what Donald Trump touches. But if you are a golfer, if […]