Pinehurst Golf News Archive

The Golf Swing of Donald Ross

Usually, it’s a photo. That’s usually what you see of Donald Ross with a golf club in his hand.

But have you ever seen his golf swing?

We hadn’t either.

At least not for the last 70 years.

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Kaymer Chameleon? Yes, Kaymer Chameleon

Yes, this exists.

Apparently this is what the Ryder Cup does to people.

That said, we’d like to ask our friends at Ryder Cup Guardians (and Your Golf Travel)…how about a Kaymer U.S. Open song? Include Pinehurst and Pinehurst No. 2. Maybe even Michelle Wie.

Go ahead, we’ll wait.

Oh, and there are more. Lots more.

 

And it looks like we might have our own Kaymer song soon:

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After U.S. Open successes, Pinehurst promotes Robinson, Jeffreys

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club announces the promotions of Kevin Robinson to Golf Course Maintenance Manager and John Jeffreys to Superintendent of Pinehurst No. 2.

Both played instrumental roles in Pinehurst’s successful hosting of this summer’s U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open on Pinehurst No. 2 – where Robinson served as Superintendent and Jeffreys as Assistant Superintendent.

“Kevin and John both have showed tremendous leadership and expertise, particularly in leading Pinehurst through the challenges of hosting two major championships in consecutive weeks,” said Bob Farren, Director of Golf Course & Grounds Management at Pinehurst Resort. “We’re excited about what they will continue to bring to Pinehurst.”

Pinehurst Director of GCM Bob Farren (second from left), is flanked on Pinehurst No. 2 by No. 2 Assistant Superintendent John Jeffreys (far left), No. 2 Assistant Superintendent Alan Owen (second from right) and No. 2 Superintendent Kevin Robinson (far right). (Photo by John Gessner)

Pinehurst Director of GCM Bob Farren (second from left), is flanked on Pinehurst No. 2 by No. 2 Superintendent John Jeffreys (far left), No. 2 Assistant Superintendent Alan Owen (second from right) and Golf Course Maintenance Manager Kevin Robinson (far right). (Photo by John Gessner)

In his new role, Robinson will be responsible for the daily golf course management of all nine courses at Pinehurst. A native of Morganton, N.C., and an N.C. State graduate (’92, B.S. Agronomy), Robinson has been at Pinehurst since 1992. He first worked as a spray tech on Pinehurst No. 7 before becoming Superintendent of Pinehurst Nos. 3 and 5 in 1998 and Superintendent of Nos. 6 and 7 in 1999.

He was named Superintendent of Pinehurst No. 2 in 2010, and since then effectively guided the course through a major restoration project, two major championships and the recent greens conversion to Ultradwarf Bermudagrass

Jeffreys, a native of Wendell, N.C., and also a graduate of N.C. State (B.S., Agronomy), has been at Pinehurst since 2000, when he served as an intern on Pinehurst No. 7. He was named Assistant Superintendent on Pinehurst No. 6 in 2001 and Assistant Superintendent on Pinehurst No. 2 in 2006.

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Sir Nick Faldo’s Ryder Cup Advice

Sir Nick Faldo gave a golf clinic at Pinehurst this week, and naturally, when it came time for questions, Sir Nick posed one himself:

How do we Americans feel about our team headed into the Ryder Cup?

The response was tepid. So Sir Nick offered some advice – THE SCARE FACTOR.

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Sir Nick Faldo on Pinehurst No. 2: “Toughest chipping course on the planet”

Sir Nick Faldo was in Pinehurst for a golf clinic this week, and near the end of the clinic asked if the people watching had played No. 2 yet.

They hadn’t, allowing for a wry smile from Sir Nick.

“This is the only place you might get an enjoyment out of taking a 9,” said the 6-time major champion, who’s pretty good at telling stories at clinics:

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