Pinehurst News

Coming soon: The Bryan Brothers team up with Clarkie

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Wesley Bryan gives Clarkie Carroll a high five after the two finish a trick shot Tuesday on Pinehurst No. 2.

Trick shot artists The Bryan Brothers spent the day in Pinehurst hanging out with our pal Clarkie Carroll.

You may remember Clarkie from a previous blog post where he showed off our favorite trick shot EVER. 

At the time, the 11-year-old boy had just wrapped up 10 months of chemotherapy, which he received for a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma.

Clarkie, who is now 12, is healthy today, but one thing hasn’t changed — he still loves trick shots. That’s what makes him and the Bryan Brothers the perfect team.

Check out the short video the guys posted to their Instagram. It’s a great teaser to the full-length video they’ll upload later.

This is our #trickshottuesday with our boy @clarkie_carroll out here at @pinehurstresort!! #letsgo #golf #thisguysastud

A video posted by Bryan Bros Golf (@bryanbrosgolf) on


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Celebrating Ross’ birthday with a look back at the restoration of No. 2

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In celebration of famed golf architect Donald Ross’ birthday, Matt Ginella took a look back at the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday’s Morning Drive.

“Almost every golfer in America has a Ross course just down the street,” he said. “Not too long ago Pinehurst ownership and management realized that after several alterations, the most important Ross design had gone down the wrong street.”

The segment includes interviews with then-President Don Padgett II and current President Tom Pashley as well as designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

“It’s a national treasure and we had to restore it,” Padgett said.

Watch the entire segment below.


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PTI – The Pinehurst Shoutout

At the close of Tuesday’s Pardon The Interruption (Nov. 18, 2014), Tony Kornheiser had a message for us – get him warmer.

Mr. Tony had planned a trip a month ago for he and a few ESPN buddies, including Karl Ravech, but as could only happen to Kornheiser, his trip ended up coinciding with the coldest snap of the year for Pinehurst.

Still, not bad…

So, as only Tony could do, he complained a bit.* But you know what? It makes for an even better story, and will for certain make us DVR PTI next week.

*EDITOR’S NOTE: Despite the moaning, how did Tony do at Pinehurst? Try two rounds on No. 2, two on No. 4 and one on No. 8. That’s 90 holes in three days. How many trips to the sauna? That part remains unclear…

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A science lesson from Pinehurst No.2

Since Pinehurst No. 2 recently received Golf Digest’s Green Star Award for Outstanding Environmental Practices, we thought it was time to re-visit a piece UNC-TV crews put together about the science behind the course’s restoration.

Here’s an excerpt from the story:

“My students would absolutely call this messy and I think a lot of people who are used to the traditional lush, green golf course would agree,” Dr. Denesha Seth Carley tells me as we walk through an area of high wiregrass and sand.  Dr. Carley is an Assistant Professor of Crop Science-Sustainable Landscapes at North Carolina State University. “But to me it’s a beautiful, biologically diverse, native area. There are new pine trees starting to grow, which will be left alone. And that’s the beauty of this system, you wait and see what comes and manage it as you go.”

Read the entire piece here. 

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A golf lesson from John McEnroe…

Here, tennis great John McEnroe learns a fundamental truth about golf.

Always listen to your caddie. (Seriously, always listen to your caddie, because something like this might happen.)

We hear a version of this story EVERY DAY at the Pinehurst caddie house.


Nice hat, though.

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