Pinehurst Golf News Archive

Golfer takes Happy Gilmore swing…on ice

Hat tip to GolfNewsNet with this find. Check out Panthers’ fan Andrew Kiger as he goes full Happy Gilmore on ice skates.

That’s how you make the best of an ice storm. Keep pounding, Andrew.

Note: If you can’t view the video from Andrew’s Tweet, perhaps this one will work for you: … Continue Reading

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Operation Double Eagle – and how you can help

In November, on Veterans Day, Pinehurst had the distinct honor to host the inaugural Veterans Golf Association championship. We’ve always been honored by walking in the footsteps of great golf champions. But we were truly humbled by walking in the footsteps of heroes. 

The VGA is producing a documentary, Operation Double Eagle, to chronicle the incredible fight and passion of the amazing men and women, who are using golf to enrich their lives, and in many cases, heal from PTSD.

This game is amazing, isn’t it?

The VGA is raising money from those who wish to contribute to the project here. Above, please watch the trailer to Operation Double Eagle and be inspired.


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Phil’s ready for 2016…clearly

Today was Phil Mickelson’s first TOUR round of 2016.

He’s ready:

The dap, though, is NOT in midseason form…

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You have to see this 6-year-old’s golf swing

What would John Daly’s golf swing look like on a 6-year-old?

Christian Bennett shows us.


Hold on, we’ve got to watch that again.


As if you couldn’t tell already, Christian can really, really play. He’s been playing golf since he got a plastic golf club at 18 months old, and broke his first window playing inside when he was about 2. Christian just turned 6 on Dec. 4, but last year played in 13 tournaments, winning three of them. He has a schedule of 24 tournaments in the Delaware and Pennsylvania area lined up for 2016.

One tournament on his schedule? The U.S. Kids Golf World Championship at Pinehurst. We can’t wait to see that awesome swing in person.

Hit ‘em straight, Christian. See you in July.


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Bennett wins 4th straight Pinehurst Caddie Tournament

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Eric Bennett won his fourth straight Fletcher Gaines Caddie Tournament at Pinehurst.

For two days in January, there were no bags to carry, only scores to settle.*

This week, Pinehurst conducted its annual Fletcher Gaines Caddie Tournament, a two-day event pitting the Pinehurst caddies against themselves. The first round was played on Pinehurst No. 8 while the tournament concluded with the final round on Pinehurst No. 2.

Eric Bennett was again the runaway champion. Winning for the fourth straight year and for the fifth time overall, Bennett can now officially say he has the man for whom the tournament is named after in sight. Gaines, a Pinehurst Hall of Fame caddie, won the most Pinehurst caddie tournaments with seven titles.


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Bennett is on his heels, though. He shot an even-par 72 on No. 8 in the first round to carry a one-shot lead over Joe Crnko into play on No. 2. Bennett, though was even better on Donald Ross’s famed layout, lapping the field with a 1-under 71 to win by 10 shots over the second-place Crnko. Kevin Krysty, with rounds of 75 and 79, was alone in third.

For full field scores, go here.

*Apologies to The Fayetteville Observer’s Stephen Schramm for borrowing one of his better lines from his 2013 column about the Fletcher Gaines Caddie Tournament. It’s too good of a line not to use again. Please read his piece; it’s well worth your time.

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