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 […]

Dan King: Tokatee Golf Club pro is trying to top his predecessor

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

At Tokatee, the pro and his family found more than a job, they found a home. BLUE RIVER — Head professional Dan King is “the face of Tokatee,” according to general manager Mark Giustina. King has been that since taking over the Tokatee Golf Club pro shop in 1995 upon the retirement of Mickey Sullivan, […]