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What did Pinehurst’s first golf course look like?

The first golf course at Pinehurst – what would eventually become Pinehurst No. 1 – would be unrecognizable to the golfer today:

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Support Team USA with Official Golf Gear

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We have a variety of patriotic adidas Climacool golf shirts and caps in stock. Create your own look or dress like the athletes!

Below, you’ll find the outfits Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar will be wearing when the tournament gets underway August 11.

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Lucy Li looks back on her Pinehurst, 2014 U.S. Women’s Open experience

In a story by the USGA’s Lisa D. Mickey, the sweetheart of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open on Pinehurst No. 2, Lucy Li, looks back on her experiences with the championship, Pinehurst, ice cream…and Webb Simpson. (We encourage you to read the entire story by Mickey, which gives some detail on how Lucy has grown since appearing at the Open.)

Li had plenty of support at her coming-out party at Pinehurst in the 2014 Women’s Open. Fans adored her and lined up for autographs. All the while, the diminutive junior held her own at the same venue where Michelle Wie made her own splash with her first major-championship victory.

“The people at Pinehurst were so nice, the golf course was really tough and the food was really good,” said Li with her trademark laughter. “That’s what I remember. Oh, and the greens were tough.”

When asked how her experience at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open impacted her game, Li called the week “incredible,” adding what only a teen might put at the top of her highlight list for the week.

“The people at Pinehurst were so nice, the golf course was really tough and the food was really good,” said Li with her trademark laughter. “That’s what I remember. Oh, and the greens were tough, and I met Webb Simpson.”

When pressed on how that week helped her become a better player, Li paused and gave the question some thought.

“I think it helped a lot because I learned I could play under pressure with a lot of people watching me,” she said. “That was the most people I have ever played in front of, for sure.”

Li said she wasn’t intimidated by the crowds that pressed against the ropes to watch her play the challenging Pinehurst No. 2. In fact, she admitted that she didn’t really notice the massive galleries.

“It was really about me and the golf course,” she said. “I didn’t really see all of those people when I played, but when I watched it on TV later, I was like, ‘Wow! There were that many people there?’”

We’re closely following Lucy’s progress at the U.S. Girls’ Junior, and looking forward to her performance at the U.S. Women’s Amateur as well.

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How to make Payne Stewart’s famed putt at Pinehurst

There’s a secret to making Payne Stewart’s famed putt to win the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

You see, Payne knew something no one else can see.

But Pinehurst’s Willie McRae knows it. So does Eddie Mac.

So do all the Pinehurst caddies.

Want to make Payne’s putt?

Watch the video.

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Let’s see your greatest trick shot

We’re always on the lookout for new trick shots. Got a great one you’ve just done? Tweet it to us @PinehurstResort and we might share it with all of our followers on all of our social channels.

Until then, a couple we stumbled upon:

Not sure if it’s new or, for that matter, real. But we like it.

Ah, kids and golf.

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