Pinehurst Golf News Archive

Ben Crenshaw ready to say goodbye to Augusta

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In April, Ben Crenshaw will play in his final Masters. The two-time champion reflects on a storied relationship

By LEE PACE

Ben Crenshaw was low amateur in the 1972 and ’73 Masters Tournaments, finishing 19th and 24th, respectively. He played in the annual rite of spring at Augusta National the next 43 years, winning in 1984 and 1995 and notching nine more top 10 finishes. He’s made the cut only two of the last 17 years, though, as the golf course has been consistently stretched out to match the power of today’s athletic swings and the heat generated by modern club technology.

Augusta played 6,905 yards when Crenshaw won in 1984. It played 7,435 yards in 2014, and Crenshaw’s rounds of 83-85 prompted him to say, “Enough.”

The 2015 Masters will be his last. … Continue Reading

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4 reasons why we’re looking forward to March

As February winds down, we can’t help but get excited about what’s coming in March.

Here are four reasons you should be looking forward to next month too.

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1. SPRING is March 20.

If you’re counting down (I know we are) that’s only 24 more days!

What’s so great about spring in Pinehurst? Blooming azaleas, Carolina blue skies, the smell of Pine trees. We could keep going, but you get the point. It’s always beautiful in Pinehurst, but spring is exceptionally lovely.

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So Cold

We’ve been informed this is quite a few years old, but we can’t stop watching it since Geoff Shackelford posted it on his site recently. And we thought we should share it with you as well.

It’s been a long, cold – and yes, icy – week. We needed this laugh.

Oh, and a tip: Definitely watch this with the audio on.

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Lady Aztecs have their own trick shot fun

It’s no secret, we’re fans of trick shots.

We’ve featured trick shot artists The Bryan Brothers on our blog multiple times. And we had a blast when they actually came to Pinehurst last November to film a segment with our pal Clarkie.

This week, we were happy to see trick shots from a different source. This time, it’s the San Diego State women’s golf team having the fun. Set to the Bruno Mars song “Uptown Funk,” this video is just plain awesome.

See for yourself.

 

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Tim Tebow’s golf swing

Seriously?

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