Pinehurst Golf News Archive

Here’s Clarkie, with our favorite trick shot…EVER

You know us – we loooooove trick shots.

But we may have just found our favorite trick shot…EVER.

That’s 11-year-old Clarkie Carroll in the video above, and if you watch it, you’ll learn Clarkie has battled a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. Clarkie had half of his right femur removed (that’s where the tumor was), which was replaced by a titanium prosthesis. This resulted in his right leg being a few inches longer than his left.

Clarkie, clearly, loves golf (lacrosse, too), and he performed this trick shot at another Donald Ross course, at Glen Falls Country Club in New York. Clarkie’s grandparents, Tom and Joan Moynihan, live at Pinehurst No. 7.

He also did it after just completing 10 months of chemotherapy.

We’ll pause to let that sink in.

Clarkie’s doing well today, but he’ll be scanned quarterly for the next 5 years. He’s one tough – and talented – little kid.

His dad, Dave, put Clarkie’s toughness into words for us:

“10 months of chemo.

17 Rounds.

54 Treatments.

Zero Complaints.”

To which, we’ll add…

One GREAT golf swing.

Play well, Clarkie.

*For more about how you can help families affected by Ewing’s Sarcoma, go here.

UPDATE: Perhaps you caught Clarkie on The Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” on Aug. 26:

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Video: Pinehurst and the PGA Championship

What was Pinehurst like – inside and outside of the ropes – when No. 2 hosted the 1936 PGA Championship?

Watch the video and see:

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John Daly: “My dad pulled a gun on me”

John Daly was on the Dan Patrick Show today…and sure, there’s a lot of typical Daly stuff here (he lost $50 million gambling, he says he wasted the 1990s), but wow, the last 2 minutes where Daly talks about his father pulling a gun on him…

Perhaps that puts some things in perspective, perhaps it doesn’t. Listen and decide for yourself.

Daly, as we all know, has his own history at Pinehurst No. 2.  #hockeystick

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Video: Best Nonchalant Trick Shot Ever?

Has to be, right?

 

Oh, and you’ll like this one, too (Make sure the sound is on):

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Mown…

18 No. 2 Bermuda grass

The greens at Pinehurst No. 2 continue to thrive. Last time we posted the progress, we titled it “Growth.”

We probably could’ve titled this one, “Mown.” (Oh wait, we did.)

The above photo is our most recent, taken Wednesday, July 30. Since our “Growth” post, the greens have been mown a couple of times and continue to progress right on schedule.

Here’s how far we’ve come in a few short days…

This is July 22:

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