The Sheep Ranch: A spectacular addition to Bandon Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

Phil Friedmann’s ‘sanctuary,’ the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch, transformed by Bill Coore For roughly 15 years, Phil Friedmann was content to have the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch exist as a personal sanctuary for himself and a few friends to golf in solitude over 13 rough holes on a mile of spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline north […]

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 […]

Bryce Wortman: Learning lessons in golf from a pro — his dad

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

The OGA Four-Ball unites him with old friend Craig Ronne at Emerald Valley Over the years, golf pro Laine Wortman has driven up and down the West Coast to watch his son, Bryce, play golf, from juniors events to high school state championships and now collegiate tournaments for San Jose State University. He’s been a […]