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Kids and Pinehurst

For more than a century, Pinehurst has welcomed even the youngest of golfers.

With the playing of the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships, we felt it would be a good time to update some of Pinehurst’s most storied vintage photographs. Great thanks to U.S. Kids Golf, photographer John Gessner, and most of all, to the incredible Tufts Archives.

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5-year-old Tommy Morrissey shows how to swing like Jordan, Rory, Bubba, Lefty…and one you just HAVE to see

Chances are you’ve already seen the amazing golf swing of Tommy Morrissey. The 5-year-old has wowed audiences all over the world, has appeared on The Golf Channel and the Ellen DeGeneres Show and given clinics with an anti-bullying message through golf.

As you can see, Tommy is without much of his right arm, but that hasn’t slowed him…AT ALL. He’s impressed golfers of all ages, including meeting and playing with many of the game’s greats, from Tiger Woods to Arnold Palmer, from Phil Mickelson to Gary Player, to Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson.

With the help of his parents, including his father and coach Joe, Tommy has qualified for the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships in Pinehurst this year, and this week we brought him down to the Pinehurst Golf Academy to get a closer look at that wonderful golf swing.

And Tommy did not disappoint. One of the fun things he and his father like to do is to mimic great players’ golf swings. In the video above, you’ll see Tommy’s takes on the swings of Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Fowler, and yes, even Mickelson’s. You don’t want to miss this, and you especially don’t want to miss his last impersonation.

In between those mighty cuts, you’ll see what golf truly is for Tommy and his dad – pure fun. And that’s the best golf tip of all.

Play well, Tommy. We’ll get you on No. 2 soon…

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A great, GREAT golf T-Shirt

We are always, ALWAYS going to want you to shop at ShopPinehurst.com first.

Always.

But we do have to say, this T-shirt from Golf News Net is just awesome:

We won’t say anything beyond the fact that you can find the shirt here.

 

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DO NOT try this (trick shot) at home…

…Or anywhere else, really.

The Happy Gilmore Flop Shot, as done by Tom Kocks, the golf coach at Indiana Tech:

Happy Gilmore short game. #trickshottuesday

A video posted by Tom Kocks (@tom_kocks) on

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What did Pinehurst’s first golf course look like?

The first golf course at Pinehurst – what would eventually become Pinehurst No. 1 – would be unrecognizable to the golfer today:

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