Pat O’Donnell: The face of senior amateur golf in Oregon

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

A “born again golfer” has become a frequent, and exemplary, champion The face of senior amateur golf in Oregon is a slender, soft-spoken 65-year-old retiree from Happy Valley whose life in the sport has more chapters than a Russian novel. Now, the story finds Pat O’Donnell a player to be reckoned with, a consistent contender […]

Johnny Coppedge: Former QB scrambles into U.S. Senior Amateur field at Eugene Country Club

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

Pacific Northwest contingent includes hall of famer Tom Brandes and Oregon’s Pat O’Donnell EUGENE — Johnny Coppedge admits that he certainly won’t be the best golfer in the field in the 64th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship that begins Saturday, Aug. 25, at Eugene Country Club. But, the best athlete? Well, the 55-year-old life insurance specialist […]