Pinehurst News

Golf is easy if you follow these rules…

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…Or so writes (and illustrates) a 9-year-old girl, whose father posted these simple golf rules to live by.

Hard to argue, really.

And as host to the U.S. Kids World Championships, we sometimes find that kids really are the best ones to take golf advice from.

 

 

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Glad you had fun, Scotty

Where did American Idol and country music star Scotty McCreery spend much of his 21st birthday weekend?

At Pinehurst.

Judging from his social media outreach, he had a good time.

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Is this the best par of the year?

At the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which, of course, our U.S. Open Champion Martin Kaymer won, Rory McIlroy may have made the best par of the year…

…And also proved once again why he might be the most likable figure in golf. Forget HOW Rors made par here. Sure, that’s impressive enough. But listen to his own commentary.

“Bubba, you watching this?”

Sure, it’s a nice laid-back event. And Rory wasn’t exactly in the hunt to win here. But, the kid gets it. He just gets it.

It’s pretty easy to root for Rory.

 

 

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Come see the Master (Sommelier) at Pinehurst

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Do you want to know more about wine, but don’t have the time to take a class?

Do you relish a good wine and food pairing?

Do you want to learn about the wine industry from one of the best?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we’ve got just the event for you.

Beef up your wine knowledge when Larry Stone, a consultant for Huneeus Vinters, comes to Pinehurst.

Stone, who has been a master sommelier since 1988 and is well known in the wine industry, will share his expertise and passion for the industry during a Quintessa Wine Dinner on Monday, Oct. 20.

What else do you need to know about Stone? Here are five fun facts about the wine aficionado.

  1. Stone told The Wall Street Journal he’s tasted nearly a million wines throughout the past three decades. Not a bad job, eh?
  2. When Stone isn’t drinking wine, he enjoys cooking, biking and skiing. Oh yeah, he also likes to hunt for mushrooms, which we have admit is quite an intriguing hobby.
  3. Since its inception in 1977, Stone is one of just 219 people worldwide who have passed the grueling process to become a member of the Court of Sommeliers. We’re trying to say he’s basically wine royalty.
  4. Stone may not be a household name, but he has several notable friends. When he opened Rubicon Restaurant in San Francisco, Stone’s partners included Robert deNiro, Robin Williams and Francis Ford Coppola.
  5. Before becoming a wine expert, Stone was working toward a Ph.D. in comparative literature.

The five-course wine dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Dining Room. Cost is $125 per person. Seating is limited. Make reservations by calling 910-235-8433.

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A Timelapse: Putter Boy at Sunrise

The Putter Boy has seen a few sunrises in his day. After all, he was originally a sundial.

Watch as the morning sun rises to greet Putter Boy, ending in a most perfect eclipse.

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