Pinehurst Heritage Archive

“Dead City” on Pinehurst No. 2


There is a place on Pinehurst No. 2 that legendary caddie Willie McRae calls “Dead City.”

He would know.

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Kids and Pinehurst

For more than a century, Pinehurst has welcomed even the youngest of golfers.

With the playing of the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships, we felt it would be a good time to update some of Pinehurst’s most storied vintage photographs. Great thanks to U.S. Kids Golf, photographer John Gessner, and most of all, to the incredible Tufts Archives.

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What did Pinehurst’s first golf course look like?

The first golf course at Pinehurst – what would eventually become Pinehurst No. 1 – would be unrecognizable to the golfer today:

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How to make Payne Stewart’s famed putt at Pinehurst

There’s a secret to making Payne Stewart’s famed putt to win the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

You see, Payne knew something no one else can see.

But Pinehurst’s Willie McRae knows it. So does Eddie Mac.

So do all the Pinehurst caddies.

Want to make Payne’s putt?

Watch the video.

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Robert Dedman’s Rules of Order

The bronze plaque displayed in front of the statue of Robert Dedman Sr. on the Pinehurst Walk of Fame says it all. If we were to put it even more succinctly: Mr. Dedman is most responsible for resurrecting Pinehurst and making it is what it is – again – today.

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Mr. Dedman wrote a set of rules to live by – and, importantly, to work by as well. Clearly, they would work well for golf, too.

They are Robert’s Rules of Order.

  1. A sense of balance must apply to all areas of your life, not just your livelihood.
  2. It’s so important in life to have a life plan. Planning is a prelude to balance.
  3. The more you learn, the more you earn. Even more importantly, the more you learn, the more you live.
  4. A positive mental attitude is a key ingredient to a balanced, long and happy life.
  5. Humor is one of the best ways to get and keep a positive mental attitude. When times get tough, humor help…even sick humor.
  6. It’s nice to be important, but even more important to be nice.
  7. Setting up “win-win” relationships is the ultimate measure of success in life…and in business.
  8. Be a giver; not a taker. They don’t put luggage racks on hearses for good reason.
  9. Integrity, good health, family and friends are worth more than money can buy.
  10. Don’t forget to have fun. The more fun you have, the more money you make. It works both ways. The more money you make, the more fun you have.

 

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