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Pinehurst Interviews Archive
[Video] Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora dishes on Pinehurst, golf and coaching – and the 2013 UNC season
North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora stopped by Pinehurst as part of the Rams Club Tar Heel Tour last week and took a moment to speak with Pinehurst about a variety of topics, including his introduction to Pinehurst, the football position most like a golfer, how coaching and golf course management are intertwined, and of course, about the upcoming Heels’ football season.
Oh, and we stumped him on one question, though he did manage to come up with a name…
Roy Williams, the Hall of Fame basketball coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels who has led UNC to two national championships, visited Pinehurst recently and took a few moments to explain how basketball and golf can be intertwined.
Not only that, Williams chatted about rounds at Pinehurst with Dean Smith – including his favorite Dean Smith golf story – what it’s like to play a round of golf with Michael Jordan and revealed to us the best golfer among his former Tar Heels (not necessarily His Airness).
Lastly, we got a little more basketball in there as well, with Williams explaining just what it takes for him to break down and burn a timeout.
(Hint: A lot. As Roy says, “If I get to go to Heaven and there’s a blessing for timeouts, I’m going to be the favorite son up there.”)
NASCAR Hall of Famer and North Carolina legend Richard Petty visited Pinehurst Resort on Thursday as part of a Carolina Wireless Association benefit golf tournament for the Victory Junction, which is a year-round camping facility that serves children, ages 6-to-16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.
“The King,” who won seven Cup championships, seven Daytona 500s and 200 races, took a moment to chat with Pinehurst about golf – yes, golf – before comparing his era to the NASCAR of today.
Naturally, Petty may have saved his best quote for off camera:
“I never got into golf. I was too busy going ’round and ’round in circles.”
LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis talks to Pinehurst Resort and previews the back-to-back U.S. Opens at Pinehurst in 2014.
“It’s going to be great for golf, great for us, and especially great for all those fans.”
Gulbis is excited about the USGA’s unique decision to have Pinehurst host back-to-back U.S. Opens in 2014, and after closing the interview, said off camera: “It’s only 13 months? Wow, that’s coming up fast. Can’t wait, though.”
Gulbis and the other 95 of the top 100 ranked players in the world – including Paula Creamer, who’s also looking forward to the Open on Pinehurst No. 2 – are playing the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va.