A few things come to mind while viewing this vintage newsreel footage of Pinehurst from what we think are the 1940s. (And if you can pin down the exact year or timeframe, let us know in the comments below.)
OK, a few thoughts:
:00 Awesome graphic. AWESOME.
:03 “The high priests of golf…” See what they did there? “High priests” with a shot of the Village Chapel. SYNERGY!
:05 Ah, so that intersection has ALWAYS been confusing. Good to know.
:09 “A quaint colonial town.” Ahem, we prefer VILLAGE, thank you very much. (Kidding. We’re kidding.)
(Honest, we’re kidding.)
:14 Note the unpaved circular drive of The Carolina Hotel. Makes us think of the sandy cartpaths of No. 2. Kinda nice…
:25 “In the afternoon, shop owners suspend business to answer the call of the fairways.” OK, what would it take to make this a daily happening again? ‘Cause I hear the call of the fairways every afternoon, yet it seems my boss doesn’t. Let’s all agree to work on this…
:29 Don’t think the croquet masters would like that parking lot.
Of course, as great as it is to see us featured on national television, it really means a lot when it’s our followers who advocate for us. Clearly, Matty G and Morning Drive heard from A LOT of you suggesting The Carolina breakfast buffet, and so we thank you.
But as we look ahead, we know that a visit to Pinehurst is never complete until you pause and take a moment to look back. We see you taking your photos or silently reflecting every day, and we think we know why.
The iconic Payne Stewart statue – When a statue is so much more than just a statue.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We had to make one more update to this post. We didn’t get this photo quite in time for it to make the video, but it absolutely needed a home. This is the best Pinehurst-related photo we’ve seen in a long, long time. Great thanks to Lindsay Wilder Riney.