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5 Reasons Why The Spa at Pinehurst is for Tough Guys


By Jennifer Malia Roche

So you think your buddies would laugh at you if you were to frequent a spa, right? You think the spa is just for women. You think the spa couldn’t possibly help out a tough guy like you.

Think again.

Here are 5 reasons The Spa at Pinehurst is IDEAL for you, Tough Guy.

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VIDEO: Gary Player reflects on Payne Stewart’s legacy

We didn’t ask Gary Player about Payne Stewart and the remarkable 1999 U.S. Open.

Instead, Mr. Player, the 1966 recipient of the Bob Jones Award, insisted he be allowed a few moments to reflect on Stewart’s lasting legacy at Pinehurst. What a gesture made in the name of the 2014 Bob Jones Award honoree, Payne Stewart. 

And then later, Mr. Player called his shot…

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Gary Player Calls His Shot at Pinehurst

Gary Player, the 9-time major champion and world class humanitarian, visited Pinehurst recently. And not surprisingly, the greatest bunker player who’s ever lived jumped into one of Pinehurst’s many bunkers near famed Maniac Hill to hit a few shots.

Also not surprising, Player knew a good shot when he saw it.

This is just the first in several videos of Player at Pinehurst we will share throughout the week. Check back here for more.

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Long winter? No problem for Pinehurst No. 2

Pinehurst No. 2 Superintendent Kevin Robinson, right, stands with Bill Coore during the Pinehurst No. 2 restoration.

Pinehurst No. 2 Superintendent Kevin Robinson, right, stands with Bill Coore during the No. 2 restoration.

A fluky winter unlike any of the past 2 decades prompts the question: Has it affected No. 2′s readiness and playing conditions for the back-to-back U.S. Opens?
Not at all

The countdown ticker to the left of this missive on The Pinehurst Blog clicked down to 90 a week a week and a half ago. That’s when Kevin Robinson, the course superintendent of Pinehurst No. 2, took real notice of the impending arrival of the unprecedented back-to-back national championships scheduled on the 107-year-old golf course.

“It hit 90 and I said, ‘Wow,’ it’s almost here,” Robinson says. “It’s like it’s ticking down five at a time now instead of one.”

Robinson is making an early morning tour of the course on the second day of spring, dressed in layers and warm gloves as the sun rises above the horizon and begins boosting the 35-degree temperature. All golf superintendents are slaves to the 10-day weather forecast, and Robinson winces a little at the specter of a couple of upper-20 degree nights forecast for the following week.

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Video: Unbelievable Tandem Trick Shot – By Kids – AGAIN!

Oh man, they did it again.

But this time they increased the degree of difficulty.

If you follow golf – and especially if you follow golf on social media – chances are you’ve seen the ridiculous trick shot pulled off by two California high school golfers, Zachary Christman and Eric Angeles. Heck, if you’ve been anywhere near SportsCenter and the Golf Channel, you’ve probably seen their incredible shot.

Now they’ve upped the ante.

Zachary shared their newest video with us Thursday morning, and as you can see, they made things a little tougher on themselves, adding a friend and a bench in between the two shots. And it’s a longer shot. We agree with Eric – this is indeed cool.

A little more about the kids. They are high school juniors and met as freshmen at Alhambra High School in Martinez, Calif. AND GET THIS: Zachary (second shot) has only been playing golf for about two years! Eric (first shot) has been playing for 6-8, he says.

Let’s hope they keep adding to the shot – and that they keep sharing. They’re quickly becoming like the NBA Dunk Contest – you know, when it was still cool and great.

And to Zachary, thanks for sharing with us. We’ll find a way to get you guys to Pinehurst one day to try the shot at The Cradle of American Golf.

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