Bandon Dunes Log: Day One-Getting There
The flight from Buffalo to Portland was a long one, with a stop in Chicago. The drive from Portland down I-5 past Eugene was an enlightening one. The drive from I-5 to 38 to 101 was an inspiring one. The great Oregon dunes near North Bend and Coos bay served as a precursor to what I will hopefully face in the next few days as I traverse the fairways of Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, and Bandon Trails.
How did RonMon get this plum assignment? Back in the March days of this year, Mrs. RonMon asked her significant other for a 40th birthday suggestion. She was taken aback when he passed on Monterrey, although she understood that the $500 round at Pebble could be justified under no circumstance. The arrow was pointed toward SW Oregon, and reservations were confirmed.
It has been quite a summer for old RM. New courses by Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and Mark Mungeam have evoked some serious emotional responses. Now, David McLay Kidd, Tom Doak, and Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw designs will be added to the portfolio. How fortunate can one yokel be? Stay tuned.
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