During Pacific Gales’ visit to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in January, course architect Dave Esler stopped by for a wide-ranging radio interview with “Golf Connections with Mitch Laurance” on the thegolfdirector.com network. Mitch and Dave discuss the highly anticipated new golf course project along the Southern Oregon coast, just north of Port Orford less than 30 minutes south of Bandon. Dave talks about everything from the beauty and challenges of the oceanfront site to his design philosophy of building golf courses with a “light touch”.
A regular video contributor to GolfGetaways and On the Green, Mitch Laurance’s colorful career includes work on ESPN, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s “Not Necessarily the News” in addition to acting roles in “Dawson’s Creek,” “LA Law” and more. His “Golf Connections with Mitch Laurance” Internet radio program has featured guests including golfing greats Tony Jacklin Annika Sorenstam and Peter Jacobsen, plus journalists and commentators ranging from Ben Wright to Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella and Todd Lewis to Golfweek’s Bradley S. Klein.