Pinehurst Golf News Archive

Imagine what the Pinehurst Golf Academy could do for you

The Pinehurst Golf Academy made these changes to this player’s swing in under 90 minutes recently.

Now, imagine what the Pinehurst Golf Academy could do for you.

And in case that’s not enough for you, just remember this guy is one of the instructors.

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Meanest playing partner ever?

Not long ago, we all saw Ernie Els’ unfortunate yip and wondered aloud if it might be the worst putt ever.

Now, though, we have to wonder: Is this guy the worst playing partner ever? The hat tip goes to USA Today’s For the Win with unearthing this one.

So, if your playing partner did this on your eagle attempt, what happens?

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Remembering Jesse Jones

 

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We’ll miss you, Jesse.

 

Jesse Jones was not a caddie with flair, nor did he seek the limelight. He just wanted his players to have the best round they possibly could on a  given day.

By Jeff Crabbe

Pinehurst Resort lost a legend, members and guests lost a great caddie and lots of us lost a friend last week.

Jesse Jones is in the very top level of caddies in Pinehurst history. I bet we walked Pinehurst No. 2 20-30 times over my years at Pinehurst, and he made every single step enjoyable.

Jesse was on my very short list of caddies I would recommend to VIP Resort guests as well as guests of mine who would stay at the hotel. He was not into telling stories or giving swing tips or any of that stuff. Instead, he knew No. 2 like the back of his hand and he wanted to give his player that same knowledge. I used to laugh with him when I would see him with the rangefinder that caddies are required to use. Jesse never needed it. He was a walking range finder. Jesse could read No. 2’s greens from the fairway, and as a player, if you wanted your best score possible that day, you better not question his read. Jesse was right. Always.

He was a walking range finder. Jesse could read No. 2’s greens from the fairway, and as a player, if you wanted your best score possible that day, you better not question his read. Jesse was right. Always.

When I would be setting up in the staging area for tournaments on No. 2, he would always greet me with, “What’s happening, Pro?” I can still hear him saying it. I always made it a point to talk to his players in the staging area to let them know what a special day they were going to have with him. I always tell people asking advice on No. 2 to listen to their caddie, but it was even more significant when Jesse was on the bag.

Jesse was a soft-spoken guy. He did a job and he went home. He wasn’t interested in interviews or pictures or things like that; he wanted to caddie and help his players. He enjoyed Jack Daniels, no ice and no mixer – “room temperature,” he told me one time – chased with a Heineken.

When I asked golf pros to caddie for their caddies during the annual Pinehurst caddie tournament, it was for people like Jesse, to give back to him. When I would go to the CaddieMaster Christmas party it was for guys like Jesse to show my appreciation and respect, but most importantly, my friendship.

I will certainly miss him. It makes me sick I didn’t go see him when I was at Pinehurst a few weeks ago.

But Pinehurst No. 2, I think, will miss him even more.

Jeff Crabbe is a former head golf professional at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.

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Ouch

Ouch.

Just…Ouch.

Happens to all of us, even the great Ernie Els.

And if you need some good putting mojo, go here.

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Jason Day – Then and Now

A sponsor of Jason Day – RBC – has released a mini-documentary about Day’s life, and if you’ve marveled at Day’s play over the last two months and still haven’t heard his backstory, this is 10 minutes definitely worth your time.

It also reminds us of a 2012 interview we did with Jason when he visited Pinehurst as part of an outing with Lexus. It came minutes after Day’s first look at Pinehurst No. 2 (and a few weeks before the Ryder Cup, of which Jason made a prediction).

Looking back, it almost feels like we talked to Jason Day before he became JASON DAY.

Day treated the people at Pinehurst beautifully that morning and afternoon and was sincerely kind at every turn. We’ve been fans of him ever since. And after you watch the above documentary, you may become a fan for life as well.

Not a bad game, this golf, is it?

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