Pinehurst News

Phil Hellmuth on Poker, Golf and Blackjack with Tiger Woods

Phil Hellmuth has won a record 14 World Series of Poker bracelets, including the main event in 1989. He’s amassed more than $18 million in live poker event earnings.

He’s also, though, fostered a friendship with Tiger Woods.

Hellmuth was in Pinehurst this week and took a moment to chat with us about a wide range of things, including how golf and poker are comparable – and playing Tiger in blackjack.

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Brewing Pinehurst Pale Ale

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Our upcoming Taste of the New South festival is dubbed a food and wine weekend, but beer lovers will find plenty of craft brews to sip during the three-day event.

We don’t usually pick favorites, but there is one beer everyone will want to try – Pinehurst Pale Ale.

A few members of our team recently traveled to Highland Brewing Company in Asheville to take part in the brewing process.

We used Citra hops and lemon peel to give the beer a refreshing hint of citrus. The addition of dried rosemary creates an earthy flavor that’s distinct without being overpowering. Both elements give the beer a nice aroma.

It’s a light, easy-drinking beer that we think everyone will love.

“It should be perfect for tailgating, oysters and drinking outside on a pretty weekend,” said Highland’s Toby Arnheim.

If you can’t wait until the festival to try the brew, you can take part in our launch party a few weeks before Taste of the New South. We’ll announce the details on our social media accounts soon.

Now, you may be wondering what it was like to actually brew beer. I won’t lie, it’s pretty awesome. We started the process about 8:30 a.m. and didn’t finish up until after 3 p.m. There’s a lot of science involved in the process, so we won’t go into the nuts and bolts. Instead you can see our team hard at work:

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Add watermelon for a refreshing twist on a classic

There’s nothing quite like a juicy slice of watermelon on a hot summer day.

That’s why the fruit is the inspiration for the Ryder Cup Lounge’s featured cocktail. A refreshing take on a classic margarita, this drink is best when sipped on the veranda of the Carolina Hotel.

The jalapeno gives this sweet concoction a punch without scorching the taste buds.

Stop by the Ryder Cup to try a Spicy Watermelon Margarita or make one at home using the recipe below.

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Why Pinehurst in 2024? The Golf Channel examines

“Morning Drive” on The Golf Channel asked the question a day following the USGA’s announcement that the U.S. Open would return to Pinehurst in 2024: Why Pinehurst?

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Pinehurst President talks 2024 U.S. Open & more on “Fairways of Life”

The coverage of the USGA’s announcement that the U.S. Open will return to Pinehurst in 2024 has been tremendous, but one interview in particular has gone a little deeper on the subject.

Here, Matt Adams conducts a wide-ranging interview with Pinehurst President Tom Pashley on SiriusXM Radio’s “Fairways of Life.

The segment reveals a more behind-the-scenes look at how the USGA arrived at its decision to return to Pinehurst in 2024, how Pinehurst No. 2 has changed and how it has been received since the historic back-to-back U.S. Opens over the last year and the impact the U.S. Open has on Pinehurst.

Listen here:

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