Labor Day weekend at Pinehurst was bursting with Southern flavor.
The Taste of the New South food and wine weekend kicked off Friday with a welcome reception introducing guests to a variety of world-class wines and exceptional craft beers. The event was in full swing when the fun migrated to the Pinehurst Fair Barn for the Carolina Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin.’
Fireside Collective’s bluegrass twang filled the Fair Barn as guests enjoyed roasted oysters, barbecue, smoked salmon and Southern classics like home-style macaroni and cheese. The evening wrapped up with the Sinfully Southern Dessert Bar, which included cocktails that were equally as sweet.
Chefs, winemakers, authors and food educators led 15 sessions that spanned Saturday and Sunday, offering guests an interactive learning experience. With sessions focused on wine, beer, spirits and food, our presenters served up something to suit all tastes.
The wine was the focal point of Saturday’s intimate Vintner’s Dinner presented by Acura. Each of the five courses was be expertly paired to complement the flavor profiles of the wine.
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from throughout the weekend:
Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus share a laugh in the Donald Ross Grill at Pinehurst Resort before their 1994 match on Pinehurst No. 2.
In April of 1994, Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf brought together a match for the ages on Pinehurst No. 2
By Lee Pace
IT WAS SHOW BUSINESS, for sure. Jack Nicklaus vs. Arnold Palmer in a made-for-TV match at Pinehurst, part of the modern reincarnation of the Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf series. Nicklaus owned the TV production company. Flags on each green had the yellow Shell logo in place of a green Pinehurst logo. No one hit a shot until cameras were properly positioned.
But watching Nicklaus and Palmer stride to the 18th green on a brilliant April afternoon in 1994, Palmer tipping his visor and Nicklaus patting his old rival on the back, was as real as the historical moments come on Pinehurst No. 2.
Arnie … Jack … Pinehurst … what scriptwriter came up with this? Some 4,000 in the gallery appreciated the significance of the moment. They clustered around the final green five and six deep, offering a hearty and rousing ovation to these heroes in the twilight of their careers.
Nicklaus won the match with a 67, rolling in a 70-foot putt from off the 18th green for a final birdie. Palmer shot 74.
“Jack and I haven’t always agreed on everything, but I think we’ve found one common ground here,” Palmer said after a practice round the day before the match. “I agree with him that No. 2 has been one of the greatest golf courses I’ve ever had the opportunity to play. And I go back to when he was wearing three-quarters pants when I first came here. That would have been 1947.” … Continue Reading