Pinehurst Golf News Archive

Thistle Dhu – In Time [Video]

Pinehurst Resort’s newest attraction, Thistle Dhu, continues to draw rave reviews from guests and members alike. At just about any time of day, one can find players enjoying themselves on a course like few have seen anywhere.

Now we offer you a look at the maturation of the course, which is playing firm and fast just a few months after ground was broken and the design of Coore and Crenshaw’s Toby Cobb and Dave Axland came brilliantly to life.

Kudos to the incredible staff at Pinehurst. It truly is amazing how quickly Thistle Dhu came together.

THISTLE DHU QUICK FACTS

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Putter Boys Swingin’ it at Pinehurst [Video]

Pinehurst’s Maniac Hill practice range was full of golfers on Monday, enjoying their warmup in cool seasonal temperatures before they embarked on a memorable round at one of Pinehurst’s famed courses.

But in the middle of the range stood a man possessing dark sunglasses, striking white hair and a soft, soothing voice. In front of Joe McAuley were two of his grandsons, McAuley, 6, and Porter, 4.

And the three of of them were having the time of their lives.

Especially Grandpa, who gave perhaps the best piece of advice for everyone who introduces the game to kids. Check out the video’s final frame for that sage wisdom. We could all learn a thing or two from Joe and his grandsons.

Pinehurst member Joe McAuley stands with his grandsons Porter 4, (left) and McAuley, 6, (right) on the practice range at Pinehurst Resort.

Pinehurst member Joe McAuley stands with his grandsons Porter 4, (left) and McAuley, 6, (right) on the practice range at Pinehurst Resort.

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Could Your Game Use Some Professional Help?

Pinehurst Golf Academy

Pinehurst Golf Academy

 
We’re looking for three good candidates to enjoy a weekend golf school at the Pinehurst Golf Academy – all on us! All you have to do is convince us your game needs help. AND, be willing and comfortable to have us film your journey through the school. If you’re picked, you’ll come to Pinehurst on Thursday, October 18, enjoy resort accommodations for three nights including all meals, and get three full days of instruction in the Golf Academy. What’s better than that?
 
Send us a few words, a video, or any type of plea as to why we should pick you and you might just find yourself at Pinehurst next weekend.
 
Please send your submissions to alex.podlogar@pinehurst.com
 
*Travel cost is not included.

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60 years on, Pinehurst still connects father and daughter

Lili Geehr points to her father's name, M. Pierpont Warner, on the North and South Amateur Champion Wall of Perpetuity at Pinehurst Resort.

Lili Geehr points to her father’s name, M. Pierpont Warner, on the North and South Amateur Champion Wall of Perpetuity at Pinehurst Resort.

When Lili Geehr visits Pinehurst, she can feel her father’s presence

BY ALEX PODLOGAR

Pinehurst Resort

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. – It doesn’t take long.

Lili Geehr walks to the North and South Amateur’s Wall of Perpetuity in the distinguished hall of the Pinehurst Resort Club and has little trouble finding the name.

M. Pierpont Warner. 1932.

Geehr pauses, her right hand coming up to her face before she extends it to the bronze nameplate on the wall. Her eyes fill with water and her voice breaks ever so delicately. She rubs the plate.

“Hi Dad.”

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“Homeland” star, Emmy winner Damian Lewis visits Pinehurst

Homeland star and Emmy winner Damian Lewis visits Pinehurst.

Homeland star and Emmy winner Damian Lewis visits Pinehurst on the day Season 2 of the Showtime thriller premieres.

So what did Damian Lewis, star of Showtime’s Homeland and winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series do on the day Season 2 of Homeland premiered?

He played golf at Pinehurst.

“This is an incredible place,” Lewis said Sunday evening while watching the Ryder Cup at Pinehurst’s 91st Hole. “Just phenomenal. It couldn’t have been better.”

Lewis’ trip, with his father and godfather, comes just seven days after “Homeland” won six Emmys. He and his group played Pinehurst No. 8 on Saturday before tackling famed Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday.
Lewis said fans of the Showtime drama, which also garnered Emmy nods for lead actress Claire Danes, as well as for casting, among others, can expect even more of a thrill ride for Season 2.
“There are going to be a lot of surprises,” Lewis said. “We’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.”

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