Synopses & Reviews
Oregon boasts coastal courses that mirror the terrain of golf's birthplace and tree-lined inland courses that rival any in the country. Walk the Oregon golf beat with veteran sportswriter Bob Robinson as he captures the finest tee-to-green moments. Peter Jacobsen makes a valiant charge in the PGA Championship. Bob Gilder, unsung but not unwanted, turns into a hero at the Ryder Cup. Bandon Dunes Resort, the dream of founder Mike Keiser, defies skeptics and becomes a smash hit. And tireless volunteers make Portland's tournament one of the longest-running and most successful on the LPGA Tour. Golf in Oregon is a collection of unforgettable moments drawn from Robinson's four decades of coverage showcasing the finest in Oregon talent.
About the Author
Bob Robinson has been a sports junkie for as far back as he can remember. He started writing sports stories for a weekly newspaper when he was twelve, graduated from University of Oregon School of Journalism in 1956, then went on to a newspaper career at the Eugene Register-Guard, the Salem Capital Journal, and, finally, the Oregonian for 37 1/2 years before his retirement in 1999. He covered 24 of golf's major championships, two Ryder Cups and more than 40 LPGA tournaments. He was selected by his peers as Oregon's Sports Writer of the Year in 1977 after covering the Portland Trail Blazers' NBA championship team. He has also been honored with awards for his contributions to golf, including the Peter Jacobsen Award in 1997, the Dale Johnson Media Award in 2003, and the Northwest Golf Media Association's Distinguished Service Award in 2004.