Scholarship House to Open at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — The Evans Scholars Foundation, sponsored by the Western Golf Association, announced Wednesday that it is opening a scholarship house on the University of Oregon campus. This project will join 14 other universities nationwide, but will be the only one of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Jaira Chaffee has always loved the … Continue reading »

Storm Damages Cottage Grove Golf Course

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The recent storm did some heavy damage to the Middlefield Golf Course in Cottage Grove. Now the city is working to clean up the mess. Several downed trees, branches and other debris fell on the course. The public works department says it will take two to three months to clean it … Continue reading »

New Indoor Driving Range in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Okay, golfers. Listen up! Just because its foggy and wet outside doesn’t mean you can’t work on your swing. Starting Jan. 15, the Willamalane Center features an indoor driving range. It’s open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. It cost $5 for a large bucket, and you don’t have to be … Continue reading »

The First Tee Impacting Kids Beyond Golf

EUGENE, Ore. — Driving. Chipping. Putting. Those are three simple things that kids learn in The First Tee, along with the program’s core values that include courtesy, confidence and respect. “Respect is huge and to be able to convey that message to the kids and then give them a place to apply it, then it … Continue reading »

Ex-Ducks, Beavers Help Bidwell Give Back

ROSEBURG, Ore.– Former University of Oregon punter Josh Bidwell and his foundation hosted the 8th annual Josh Bidwell Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at Roseburg Country Club on Friday. Bidwell, who survived testicular cancer and played 12 years in the NFL, is working to give back to his home state. Between a dinner gala and the … Continue reading »

Disc Golf Course Opens to Public

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s official. The Alton Baker Disc Golf Course officially opened to the public Monday. The designer worked on the project for several years before getting the green light from the city. He says now his main concern is getting people to use the course. “Try to reeducate people to keep on the … Continue reading »

Alton Baker Disc Golf Course Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — Close to a hundred disc golf enthusiasts gathered at Alton Baker Park–the site of the newest golf hub in Lane County. After four long years, course designer Andrew Rich and his team of volunteers and supporters played their first official game at the park. Their new course has been a labor of … Continue reading »

Fiesta Bowl Media Day Highlights

GLENDALE, Ariz.– Which movie characters do the Ducks look like? Kansas State players in a singing competition? Brandi Smith, Jake Zivin and Erik Elken continue KEZI 9′s team coverage of the 2013 Fiesta Bowl in Arizona. Monday was Media Day, which brought much entertainment from both the Ducks and Kansas State. And the NFL rumors … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: Golf Courses Galore

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Phoenix area is known as the “Valley of the Sun,” but a more appropriate nickname might be “Valley of the Golf Courses.” People from all over the country come here seeking the sunshine and a way to soak it up. “It’s a golf destination is what it is,” said Rowland Cole, … Continue reading »

Neighbors Oppose Proposed UO Golf Course

CRESWELL, Ore. — Some Creswell-area neighbors are fighting plans to build a University of Oregon golf course on rural farmland. They appealed the county’s approval of a land use change. On Thursday, both sides met with a mediator who will make a decision roughly 10 days after Christmas. At issue, neighbors say a golf course … Continue reading »

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