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Two weeks ago, we called them “Puttable.”

In eight days, we’ll call them, “Open.”

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Pinehurst Resort’s Military Appreciation Day

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Pinehurst Resort will host its sixth annual Military Appreciation Day on Monday, Sept. 1, providing complimentary golf and special discounts to active members of the military and their spouses. Appointments and tee times will be accepted beginning Aug. 28.

Golf will be offered on Pinehurst No. 8 with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. Active duty military also will receive a 30 percent discount on any 50-minute spa service, up to 30 percent off merchandise in the Resort’s retail shops and a 15 percent discount at Resort restaurants.

“With the sacrifices the military makes for all of us, we want to show Pinehurst’s appreciation. We hope this gives our military a chance to enjoy a day of recreation and relaxation.” – Ben Bridgers, Pinehurst’s Director of Golf.

“With the sacrifices the military makes for all of us, we want to show Pinehurst’s appreciation,” said Ben Bridgers, Pinehurst’s director of golf. “We hope this gives our military a chance to enjoy a day of recreation and relaxation.”

Active duty military will need to show a military ID upon arrival, but are encouraged to make advance reservations, as space will be filled quickly. Tee times can be made by calling 910.235.8760. Appointments for the Spa can be made by calling 910.235.8320.

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Phil: “Oh no! Not again!

Yup, Phil hit it into the Barclays beer garden not once, but twice. Above is Saturday’s shot, where, obviously we learn that practice makes perfect.

How do we know? Because he made par on Saturday.

And this video includes what might be the greatest broadcast line in history: “You can’t imagine how difficult that shot was. He had to come over the corner of that tent.”

Here’s Friday’s shot:
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The Pinehurst #IceBucketChallenge

It’s time to show the Pinehurst Ice Bucket Challenge.

Additionally, Pinehurst will make a donation to fight ALS, and we encourage all to do so as well.

Until then, since golf has had such a big hand in making the Ice Bucket Challenge so successful…we challenge St. Andrews, Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, and in a small homage to our President Don Padgett II, to Firestone Country Club as well. In fact, to those clubs we challenge, take your time. We’ll overlook/extend the common 24-hour window. Let’s see something good. Something creative, and if you want to challenge us back, let us know.

Let’s see what you got, guys. And remember, please donate.

UPDATE, 10:16 a.m., Eastern, Aug. 22, 2014

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The Pinehurst #IceBucketChallenge – Part 1

The Pinehurst Ice Bucket Challenge is coming.

What will happen next?

Keep checking the Pinehurst News site for Part 2.

And until we release the second part of our Ice Bucket Challenge, make sure you check out Gary Player’s IBC – only the best one we’ve ever seen from the world of golf. We only hope to come close…

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