Blaine Newnham

Blaine Newnham, Author

Blaine was a sports editor and columnist for 11 years with the Eugene Register-Guard, and an associate editor and sports columnist for The Seattle Times for 23 years. He is a featured writer in Golf Getaways magazine, and is a constant contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine and Cybergolf.com, as well as Golfweek magazine. He covered the 1966 U.S. Open, following Ben Hogan around the Olympic Club. He covered his first Masters in 1987 when Larry Mize chipped in to beat Greg Norman in a playoff, and his last Masters in 2005. He covered the four majors of the “Tiger Slam,” when Woods won his four consecutive championships, and was there to watch Payne Stewart’s par putt to win the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. He covered five Olympic Games – Mexico City, Munich, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Athens – before retiring in early 2005 from the Times. He has authored two previous books: “The Running Experience” and Barnes and Nobles’ “Golf Basics.” In 2005, Blaine received the Distinguished Service Award from the Northwest Golf Media Association. He is a regular member of the Golf Writers Association of America. He and his wife, Joanna, live in Indianola, Wash.

Tom Cade

Tom Cade, Editor & Publisher

Tom is the editor of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, which is published by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). He is also the Sr. Director of Communications for the PNGA and the Washington State Golf Association. He was president of the Northwest Golf Media Association from 2010-2015, and received the NWGMA Distinguished Service Award in 2016. He is a regular member of the Golf Writers Association of America.



Most of the photography in “America’s St. Andrews” is the work of these professionals:

Rob Perry, www.robperry.com

Jason Mercio, www.merciophotography.com

Chris Anderson, 2-chris-anderson.artistwebsites.com/

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St. Andrews is used in the title of this book with the permission of St. Andrews Links Trust, the charitable organization which manages the seven public golf courses in St. Andrews, Scotland. Creating golf’s future by honoring its past, St. Andrews Links Trust is dedicated to making the game available and open to all.



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