Bandon Dunes Golf Resort to Host 13 USGA Championships


Long-term relationship kicks off with 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (July 20, 2021) – The USGA and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort today announced an agreement that will bring 13 USGA amateur championships to the resort over 23 years. The relationship will begin with the 74th U.S. Junior Amateur in 2022 and run through the 2045 U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships, with eight different championships being played at the resort, including the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Women’s Amateur, the Walker Cup Match and the Curtis Cup Match.

The 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur will be conducted from July 25-30, with Bandon Dunes serving as the host course for both stroke play and match play, and Bandon Trails serving as the second stroke-play course. Dates and courses for the other championships will be announced in the future.

The resort will host both the U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Amateur in 2032 and again in 2041, marking the first time those two original USGA championships will be contested on the same site in the same calendar year. The resort will also host the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior in 2045, which will mark the fourth time those championships will be conducted at the same facility in the same year. The agreement also includes the 2029 Walker Cup Match and the 2038 Curtis Cup Match.

“With five championship-caliber courses and incredible support from the resort’s ownership, Bandon Dunes is the perfect location for these USGA championships,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director of Championships. “Mike Keiser has been an incredible advocate for amateur golf and his ongoing support for the USGA and our mission served as the vision for this partnership. We are excited to work together for years to come.”

The 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be the first U.S. Junior Amateur and eighth USGA championship hosted by the resort, making Bandon Dunes the first site to host eight different USGA championships. It will be the 39th USGA championship held in Oregon.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort previously hosted the 2006 Curtis Cup Match (Pacific Dunes), the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur (Bandon Dunes), the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links (Old Macdonald and Bandon Trails), the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball (Pacific Dunes), 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball (Old Macdonald and Pacific Dunes), and the 2020 U.S. Amateur (Bandon Dunes and Bandon Trails).

“I love amateur golf. What the USGA does for amateur golf and to grow the game is exceptional. I built Bandon Dunes for all amateurs to enjoy the great experiences and spirited competition that golf provides, and we are thrilled to be hosting the USGA’s signature amateur championships for years to come,” said Mike Keiser, the owner of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. “We are particularly grateful to Mike Davis, who has been an advocate for Bandon Dunes since the resort’s earliest days. Amateur golf will always have a place at Bandon Dunes, and this commitment from the USGA is significant. We welcome all the great championships that the USGA will bring to the resort as Bandon Dunes is the home of amateur golf.”

The 73rd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship is being played this week at the Country Club of North Carolina in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

Future USGA Championships at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort:

2022     U.S. Junior Amateur

2025     U.S. Women’s Amateur

2029     Walker Cup Match

2032     U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur

2035     U.S. Girls’ Junior

2037     U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

2038     Curtis Cup Match

2041    U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur

2045    U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior


About the USGA

The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves, and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping, and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit


About Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Bandon Dunes is golf as it was meant to be. Located on Oregon’s rugged southern coast, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort offers six distinct golf courses modeled after the great links courses of Scotland, England, and Ireland. Players immerse themselves in the traditions of a timeless game and the grandeur of Oregon’s breathtaking coastline. The soul of the game resides here with classic concepts of golf course design. Players walk and gracious hospitality comforts each guest like a warm, friendly embrace. The resort features secluded accommodations and six restaurants to serve guests. Founded in 1999, Bandon Dunes is owned by Mike Keiser.

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The Making of Cosmo the Tufted Puffin


If you've ever been to the town of Bandon you've probably seen the 'Sea Trash' sculptures from our friends, and WRCA grantee, Washed Ashore. We continue to be impressed by the great work they're doing to help clean up Bandon's beaches and educate the world on the dangers of marine debris.

In celebration of Earth Day, we are excited to share the story of their newest Tufted Puffin, Cosmo. So without further ado, enjoy the 'Making of Cosmo the Tufted Puffin' by Angela Haseltine Pozzi & Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea!

Every piece of plastic on Cosmo was found on the beaches near Bandon, Oregon. Nothing is ever colored. Stainless steel wire, screws, and frame make it long lasting.

Soon he will have a cement base which will imitate the shape of a large rock.

Details of the Wing Feathers show hangers, pipes, flip flops, handles, miscellaneous plastics, and more.

Cosmo’s life began at the beach. 

Buoys from Korean Aquaculture are gathered off the beach to create his feathers. Large black plastic garbage cans and buckets were used as base plastics. These were wired onto the steel frame and became the base for the volunteer-made panels. Tires are difficult to remove from beaches with high cliffs, and State Park partners often help out. These are a challenge to cut, but make excellent parts of wings.

A dedicated group of volunteers pick up debris weekly and drop it off to be made into art supplies for Washed Ashore. Washed Ashore also partners with Oregon Department of Parks And Recreation as well as SOLVE to do beach clean-ups. The outdoor bins start getting filled and debris is carefully washed.

Everything is sorted by color, size, and shape. Orange is pulled for Cosmo’s feet. Black and white flipflops are an important part of sculpting the head and feathers. Long and thin black plastic is pulled for the feathers. Pipes become an important supply for our volunteers to use as they string and stitch feather panels. The debris yard hosts a wide array of possibilities. A mysterious large orange plastic piece is cut for the base of the feet and part of the beak of the Puffin.

Our free community workshops created much of the work on Cosmo’s back and belly. “Trash-kabobs” are often made by young children who come with their families to our workshop. These were used on Cosmos fluffy belly.

While the volunteers worked on panels and kabobs, Angela worked on the head, neck, feet, and wings. The stainless steel frame of the head was first covered with base plastics then covered carefully with the correct colors for puffin’s markings. His tufts are made of cut rubber buoys. His top crown is made of sliced golf balls (help us protect ocean life by not hitting your golf balls into the ocean on our ocean holes). Angela added the finishing touches with individually chosen and cut feather plastics.

What's next?

Cosmo now awaits his heavy cement base and his new home at Coquille Point! Check it out next time you're in town and happy Earth Day!

UPDATE: Coquille Point Instillation 5/18/18

Striking “sea trash” sculptures a source of pride for Southern Oregon Coast


The colors of a sea turtle sculpture are striking at first sight, and even more so when a closer look reveals that it is created entirely from discarded plastic. Another piece is created entirely of garbage found floating in the Pacific Ocean, artistically pieced together to form a Tufted Puffin.

These sculptures, just two of many from Washed Ashore Project, can’t help but seize one’s attention. The art is beautiful and interesting in its own right, made more powerful in the message that lies in the materials used to sculpt the sea animals. Founded seven years ago by local artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi after she was struck by the sheer amount of plastic waste that littered Bandon’s beaches, Washed Ashore was created to bring attention to plastic pollution in oceans and waterways.

Since then, Washed Ashore and its thousands of volunteers have turned 20 tons of garbage — including discarded toothbrushes, combs, detergent bottles, nets, lighters, polystyrene foam, toys, and more — into more than 70 pieces of recycled art. All with a specific goal in mind: “Art to Save the Sea.”

“Our mission is to use the power of the arts to draw attention to the serious environmental issue of plastic pollution and educate the public as to what we can all do to help save our oceans and waterways,” said Angela Pozzi.

Washed Ashore’s mission has struck a powerful and emotional chord, and you do not have to look hard to find evidence. Just recently, Washed Ashore displayed sculptures of a 9-foot whale tail, a 6-foot salmon, 10-foot seahorse, and a 30-foot coral reef at United Nations headquarters in New York for the United Nations Ocean Conference.

In addition, 17 massive sculptures were on display last summer at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and three traveling exhibits visit zoos, museums, and aquariums across the country.

In other words, Washed Ashore’s message is clear, unique, unforgettable, and most importantly, highly effective in shining light on the threat that plastic pollution has on the world’s oceans and waterways. Hopefully, in the long run, that message will change the habits of all of us.

“All of us here on the South Coast are inspired by what Washed Ashore has accomplished, and the powerful environmental story they are telling through art,” said Don Crowe, Bandon Dunes General Manager. “Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is proud to support the Washed Ashore mission, and the missions of other like-minded local organizations, to ensure that the Southern Oregon Coast’s pristine beauty will be preserved for generations to come.”

Protecting the Southern Oregon Coast is an issue that is dear to Bandon Dunes and its entire team that calls this one-of-a-kind region home. After all, the allure of the South Coast in large part lies in its natural beauty. The sight of this rugged and dramatic coastline is what first inspired Mike Keiser, and protecting it has been a significant part of his vision for Bandon Dunes from the beginning.

Bandonistas might not know it, but their patronage has been incredibly significant in supporting organizations such as Washed Ashore. All net proceeds generated from play at Bandon Preserve, our 13-hole, par-3 course that opened in 2012, go directly to the Wild Rivers Coast Alliance.

The WRCA’s mission is important. Founded by Mr. Keiser in 2010, the WRCA focuses on funding projects that support conservation, community, and the economy of the Southern Oregon Coast. With the help of grants from the WRCA, Washed Ashore has been able to expand its reach and continue its mission.

Of course, that support would be all but impossible without the help of Bandonistas.

“Playing a round at Bandon Preserve is a unique and memorable experience by itself,” said Crowe. “That experience is magnified by the environmental initiatives it helps fund and the change it is inspiring to protect the Southern Oregon Coast as well as oceans and waterways worldwide.”

For more information about Washed Ashore, its Marine Debris Art, Traveling Exhibit and Integrated Arts Marine Debris Curriculum, please visit

Remembering Rob McVicker


Those we lose don’t leave. They stand alongside us not seen but felt. Strengthening the family, improving each and every one of us, all the while reminding the importance of the moment at hand.

Rob McVicker, 1st Assistant at Bandon Dunes, was sadly taken from us far too early on Saturday, February 25th. As an integral Bandon family member since 2010 and soon to become the next Head Golf Professional at Old Macdonald, Rob's passing has hit the Bandon Dunes family hard.

How will he be remembered? Those of us who worked with him loved his passion for sharing the Bandon experience and always offering a helping hand. It was his love of the game and the genuine compassion he shared that brings us all together. His buttery draw and fiery competitive nature will be dearly missed. As well as the fantasy football discussions and unwavering love for Tar Heel basketball. The list of the ways we will miss Rob goes on and on, and we didn’t even mention the cheese pizza.

Rest in peace Rob. You will be greatly missed, but we know you’re there standing alongside us.

His reception is Sunday, March 12th from 2pm-4pm in the Garden Room, please RSVP to Director of Golf, Jeff Simonds if you plan on attending:


Director of Agronomy Ken Nice Earns National Award for Environmental Stewardship


Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has been fortunate over the years to be ranked in the company of some of the finest golf facilities in the world, and we truly consider these rankings and praise to be an honor.

The accolades bestowed upon Bandon Dunes humble us in many ways because it’s the people on the grounds that make them a reality. With that in mind, Ken Nice, our longtime Director of Agronomy, has been selected as the National Resort Winner of the 2016 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards. The annual award — which is co-sponsored by Golf Digest and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America — recognizes golf course superintendents and their courses for overall course management excellence and best management practices in the areas of water conservation, water quality management, energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste management, wildlife and habitat conservation, communication and outreach, and leadership.

An independent panel of judges representing national environmental groups, turfgrass experts, university researchers, and valued members of the golf industry conducted the award selection, according to the GCSAA.

“While this is an individual honor it is truly a team award that would not be possible without the contributions of everyone who cares for and curates the golf experience at Bandon Dunes,” said Nice. “We work hard at our environmental initiatives and it really speaks to Mr. Keiser’s commitment to environmental stewardship.”

Nature gifted Bandon Dunes an unfathomable array of wildlife and a wealth of distinctive flora that Mr. Keiser has vowed to preserve from the beginning. With Mr. Keiser’s minimalist vision in mind and with the help of our management company, KemperSports, Nice and his staff have spearheaded an environmental stewardship program that makes us all at Bandon Dunes quite proud.

Bandon Dunes’ environmental efforts include the preservation of the endangered silvery phacelia, which is the hallmark of the Bandon Preserve logo. It also includes an extremely light use of fertilizers, a recycling program for grass clippings, renewable energy through the addition of four solar arrays, and even the conversion of a vacant shed into a bat habitat, just to name a few. And the net proceeds from play at Bandon Preserve are donated to the Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, which focuses on innovative ecological initiatives that drive economic opportunity on the South Coast of Oregon.

We are proud to be able to add the ELGA award to Bandon Dunes’ other environmental certifications, which include:

  • 2016, Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine
  • 2015, OGCSA Michael Hindal Environmental Award
  • 2010-2016, Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Program
  • Green to a Tee Level IV with KemperSports
  • Green Site with the Ground Water Foundation
  • Waste Wise Partner with the EPA
  • 2012, Golf Digest Green Star Award winner

In addition to Nice’s Golf Digest/GCSAA award, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has been fortunate year after year to be ranked among the finest golf facilities in the world. Here is a rundown of Bandon Dunes’ current national and international rankings:

Golf Digest: America’s 100 Greatest Courses (2017-18)

Pacific Dunes – No. 18

Bandon Dunes – No. 36

Old Macdonald – No. 47

Bandon Trails – No. 70

Golfweek: Best Resort Courses (2017)

Pacific Dunes – No. 2

Old Macdonald – No. 4

Bandon Dunes – No. 6

Bandon Trails – No. 9

GOLF Magazine: Premier Resorts (2016-17)

Bandon Dunes – No. 1

GOLF Magazine: Top 100 Courses You Can Play (2016-17)

Pacific Dunes – No. 2

Bandon Dunes – No. 8

Old Macdonald – No. 11

Bandon Trails – No. 12

Golf Digest: The World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses (2016)

Pacific Dunes – No. 39

Bandon Dunes – No. 90

Golfweek: Best Modern Courses (2016)

Pacific Dunes – No. 2

Old Macdonald – No. 5

Bandon Dunes – No. 8

Bandon Trails – No. 19

GOLF Magazine: Top 100 Courses in the World (2015)

Pacific Dunes – No. 21

Bandon Dunes – No. 64

GOLF Magazine: Top 100 in the U.S. (2015)

Pacific Dunes – No. 14

Bandon Dunes – No. 35

Old Macdonald – No. 48

Bandon Trails – No. 50

Golf Digest: America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses (2015-16)

Pacific Dunes – No. 2

Bandon Dunes – No. 7

Old Macdonald – No. 12

Bandon Trails – No. 15

Golf Digest: Best Public Short Courses in U.S. (2013)

Bandon Preserve – No. 1

Golf Digest: 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America (2011)

Bandon Dunes – No. 1

VIDEO: All Course Videos


Thank you for all the great feedback we've received on our online course videos. We decided to put them all in one place so you can watch them at your leisure. Tell us what your favorite shot is on your favorite course and mention the time code! What could we do better with our course videos? We are listening. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don't forget to share them with your closest golf buddies. Then come experience Bandon Dunes in real life!

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Pacific Dunes


Bandon Trails


Old Macdonald


Bandon Preserve


The Punchbowl

Bandon Dunes Awards Won


Golf Digest Best Resorts in North America
Bandon Dunes – No. 1

GOLF Magazine Best Resorts in North America
Bandon Dunes – No. 2

GOLF Magazine Top 100 Courses in the World

Pacific Dunes – No. 21
Bandon Dunes – No. 64

GOLF Magazine Top 100 in the U.S.
Pacific Dunes – No. 14 (12)

Bandon Dunes – No. 35 (34)
Old Macdonald – No. 48 (45)
Bandon Trails – No. 50 (49)
*first property in history with four courses in top 50

Golf Digest Top 100 in the U.S.
Pacific Dunes – No. 18

Bandon Dunes – No. 37
Old Macdonald – No. 55
Bandon Trails – No. 74

Golf Digest Top 100 Public in U.S.
Pacific Dunes – No. 2

Bandon Dunes – No. 7
Old Macdonald – No. 12
Bandon Trails – No. 15

GOLF Magazine Top 100 Public in the U.S.

Pacific Dunes – No. 1
Bandon Dunes – No. 8
Old Macdonald – No. 10
Bandon Trails – No. 13

Golfweek Best Modern Courses
Pacific Dunes – No. 2

Old Macdonald – No. 6
Bandon Dunes – No. 8
Bandon Trails – No. 22

Golfweek Best Resort Courses

Pacific Dunes – No. 2 (1)
Old Macdonald – No. 4 (5)
Bandon Dunes – No. 6 (6)
Bandon Trails – No. 10 (9)

Golf Digest Best Public Short Courses in U.S.
Bandon Preserve – No. 1


Bandon Dunes Caddies Win 2013 OGA Team Championship



Pictured from left: Brad Belletti, Kyle Crawford, Adam Araneo and Kevin Rei.

BANDON, Ore – Four Bandon Dunes caddies recently won the 2013 Oregon Golf Association Team Championship at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club outside Portland, Ore. recently sat down with the group to learn more about them and how they beat 34 other clubs in Oregon to capture the title.

What is your hometown?

Adam Araneo Born in San Francisco and raised in the redwoods of Humboldt County in Eureka, Calif.
Brad Belletti Grew up on a golf course in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kyle Crawford Coos Bay, Ore. Pride of Marshfield High School.
Kevin Rei Born in Arcata, Calif. Spent most of my childhood in Sonora, Calif.

How long have you been a caddie at Bandon Dunes?

Araneo Since August 19, 2005. I came here on two golf trips prior to working here; first with my parents and then with a group from Haggin Oaks in Sacramento.
Belletti I’ve been at Bandon for about 13 years. I love looping here. It’s the best place in the country for what I do.
Crawford I started caddying my freshman year of high school and continued working summers throughout college. This was my 10th summer.
Rei I’ve been a caddie at Bandon for four years now. Luckily, I got the job after my sophomore year of college. I’ve come back ever since.

Do you caddie at Bandon Dunes year-round? If not, where do you go in the off-season and what do you do?

Araneo I chase the sun. I work at Bandon Dunes from June to November each year. I had the opportunity through the Bandon Dunes exchange program, The NZ Experience, to travel and work at Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand. After that I got the travel bug and caddied at Nanea Golf Club in Kona, Hawaii. Since then, I winter looping at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif.
Crawford  This year I'm going to Streamsong Resort in Florida to caddie and pursue a professional playing career.

What is your golf background? 

Araneo I have to thank my father, Andy, who caddied at Bethpage when he was a teen. An avid golfer, he cut down a set of clubs for me when I was four or five. He took me golfing at Eureka Golf Course and Beau Pre Golf Course. I’ve been hooked ever since. I suffered a shoulder injury snowboarding my freshman year of college, but I continued to be around golf while working at Canyon Oaks Country Club in Chico. I’ve played four amateur tournaments including the OGA Team Championship this year.I made match play at the 2013 PNGA Men’s Amateur at Bandon Dunes as the 17-seed. Also, Rei and I played in the Budweiser Tri-Cities Pro-Am on the tail end of our 1,500-mile, 12-day, 10-round, six-course golf trip through Oregon and Washington.
Crawford I started playing golf when I started caddying. I played pretty well in high school and tried walking on to the OSU team but wasn’t able to get a spot. I continued playing amateur tournaments and have had some good finishes the last few years.This summer I lost in a playoff at the Emerald Valley Open.I finished T-6 at the 2013 US Open local qualifier, and I made it to the round of 32 at the 2013 PNGA Men’s Amateur at Bandon Dunes.
Rei I played college golf at Chico State University and have played the game most of my life.Some of my major accomplishments in golf have been reaching the second round of match play in the 2011 US Amateur Public Links Championships at Bandon Dunes, placing second in the 2012 D2 National Championship as at team, and being named a 2012 D2 All-American.

How was this team assembled? 

Araneo After Ken Brooke [Bandon Dunes' director of caddie services] bestowed the ‘Captainship’ on me, I knew what I had to do. Crawford and I were locks, but we lost Adam Burlison who played well the last few years in this event. I scooped up his roommate, Kevin Rei, a first-timer to the team. Rei is a good friend and talented golfer. Last but not least I gave my boy, Brad ‘Vegas’ Belletti the nod for his motivation, desire and team spirit. It worked!

How does the team dynamic work? Does each person bring different strengths to the table? 

Araneo I think what really worked this year was our youth. Also, we are all comfortable in this format. A big strength we all brought to the table was our ability to drive it way farther than the field average. Plus, nobody wanted to lose to Brad (laughs). We are competitive and play together quite a bit. Kevin, Kyle and I were actually playing each other for beds in the hotel.
Crawford We've all played a lot of golf together so we really enjoy competing with -- and against -- each other. We definitely push each other to play better because none of us likes to lose.

The team was four shots out of the lead after Round 1, and ended up winning by nine. Quite a turnaround. What clicked for the group in Round 2?

Araneo It was quite a turnaround but we weren’t playing in the same group so it was all individual efforts that came together for our team.After an opening round 77, ‘K-Rei’ was infuriated with himself for his back-nine performance. He said he rushed a couple shots and gave up a little bit. He rolled up his sleeves for round two in a major way.We all knew this course was ‘gettable’ as we called it, being relatively short. We weren’t afraid to lose. We had only one place to go, and that was up the leaderboard.
Belletti The second day we were behind four shots, but I knew we were going to win. I pumped up Kevin because he shot a 77 the first day. I told him he was going to shoot 68 the second day. He bogeyed the last hole for a 69.The other guys deserve all the credit; I was just there to round out the team.
Crawford We talked about our rounds after the first day and we knew that the course was playing easy. We knew we could all shoot under par the second day. That was our goal and we were able to go out there and do it.
Rei If you look at my scorecard in Round 1 [see link below], I played the front nine very well and had a poor back nine. If I had closed better, we would have been right around the lead. I think we all knew we were playing well, and it was just a matter of going out there and doing it. For me, round two was a bounce back round. I knew I could play much better than I showed the first day.

The clubs nearest your team on the leaderboard represented inland, tree-lined courses. Any aspects of the Bandon Dunes courses that gave you an advantage at The Reserve over the competition?

Araneo I would say no. However, Kyle, Kev, my dad and I did play Shadow Hills C.C. in Eugene two days prior. Shadow Hills is a very tight course. Mostly, I think it was our confidence and desire that gave us the advantage.
Rei Playing at Bandon Dunes makes most other courses seem easy. The Reserve didn’t have much wind to deal with and the greens were soft. Those were ideal conditions for us to score compared to what we’re used to.

What about winning this tournament gives you the strongest sense of accomplishment?

Araneo I am very proud of my team and our accomplishment. It’s an honor for me to have our team alongside all the other winning golf clubs in the rich 86-year history of this event. Representing Bandon Dunes and bringing the Crystal Champions Trophy back to Mr. Keiser, Hank, Ken and the caddieshack fills me with a great sense of pride. Also, the leather Jones Golf bags we were awarded will be carried with great pride.
Rei The best part about winning the event for me was bringing the trophy back to Bandon Dunes. We came in 3rd and 2nd in previous years and this was the first title the team had won. That was a pretty cool feeling.

Any upcoming tournaments on your calendar? 

Araneo Not really anything on the books yet, but I intend to try to qualify for the U.S. Open, U.S. Mid Am and perhaps the Pub Links as well. I certainly have the desire to play more tournaments and sharpen my game this winter down in Southern California.
Crawford Kevin and I will be driving down to Florida this winter to play on mini tours for a few months. This will be our first exposure to professional golf, so hopefully it will be a good experience. We will also be caddying at Streamsong which should be a lot of fun.
Rei Kyle and I are turning pro this February in Florida. Right now we are setting up our schedule but don’t have anything planned just yet.


2013 OGA Team Championship – Full-Field Scores

2013 OGA Team Championship – Individual Scores – Adam Araneo

2013 OGA Team Championship – Individual Scores – Kyle Crawford

2013 OGA Team Championship – Individual Scores – Kevin Rei  

Bandon Dunes to host 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship


USGA-United-States-Golf-Association-logo Bandon, Ore. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced Monday that Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has been chosen to host the inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The event, which will be held May 9-13, 2015 at the resort’s Bandon Dunes Course, replaces the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and is the USGA’s first new championship since 1995.

“On behalf of the staff and caddies at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, we are honored to host the inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship,” said Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keiser. “The four-ball format is the most popular among our resort guests and amateurs alike, and we are excited to bring it to a USGA championship.”

Entries for the qualifier will be open to female amateur golfers with a USGA handicap index no greater than 14.4. Qualifying events will be held at multiple sites around the United States, with 64 two-woman teams advancing to Bandon Dunes. The championship format is 36 holes of best-ball stroke play, with the top 32 teams advancing to a match-play bracket.

The 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship will be the fifth USGA championship conducted at Bandon Dunes. In 2011, Bandon Dunes hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship for men and women, the first time the two championships were held simultaneously at the same venue. Bandon Dunes also hosted the 2006 Curtis Cup and 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

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