Pinehurst Golf News Archive

Pinehurst announces Military Appreciation Day


Active Duty Military and Spouses Receive Complimentary Golf, Special Discounts

Pinehurst Resort will host its annual Military Appreciation Day on Monday, Sept. 7, providing complimentary golf and special discounts to active members of the military and their spouses.

Golf will be offered on Pinehurst No. 8 with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. Active duty military also will receive a 20 percent discount on any 50-minute spa service, up to 30 percent off merchandise in the Resort’s retail shops and a 15 percent discount at Resort restaurants.

“With the sacrifices the military makes for all of us, we want to show Pinehurst’s appreciation,” said Ben Bridgers, Pinehurst’s director of golf. “We hope this gives our military a chance to enjoy a day of recreation and relaxation.”

Active duty military will need to show a military ID upon arrival, but are encouraged to make advance reservations, as space will be filled quickly. Tee times can be made by calling (910) 235-8760 beginning at 8 a.m. on Sept. 2. Appointments for the Spa can be made immediately by calling (910) 235-8320.

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And the best PGA Championship video is…

Sure, Jordan Spieth is making a run at three major championships in one season. But that’s a note for another day, like, say Sunday.

Right now, there are more pressing concerns, such as:

Which video from the second round of the PGA Championship is better?

Phil Mickelson:

Or John Daly:

Give us your vote in the comments below.

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LPGA pioneer Louise Suggs passes away


Louise Suggs hits a tee shot while Estelle Lawson Page watches during the 1942 North & South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst. Suggs won the 1942, 1946 and 1948 North & South tournaments.

We’re deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Louise Suggs, a pioneer in women’s golf and a Pinehurst legend.

Suggs, the winner of the 1942, 1946 and 1948 North & South Women’s Amateur, was 91 years old.

Following three wins at Pinehurst and a victory in the 1947 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she went on to become a founding member of the LPGA in 1950. Throughout her career, she won 61 professional tournaments, including 11 major championships.

She was inducted into both the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame.

In 2007, Suggs received the Bob Jones Award, the USGA’s highest honor. The award is given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship.

“Golf is very much like a love affair,” Suggs once said. “If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun, but if you do, it breaks your heart. Don’t break your heart, but flirt with the possibility.”

Click here to read more about Suggs’ illustrious career.


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Trick shots with Rory McIlroy and the Bryan Brothers

Everyone knows our affinity for the Bryan Brothers and their trick shots. After all, we just saw them last year at Pinehurst with a very special guest.

But to see them work their trick shot magic with the best player in the world, Rory McIlroy?

Yes, please.

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We have found the greatest U.S. Kids photo of all time

Chalk one up for the kids…

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