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Enjoy a gentleman’s shave at The Spa at Pinehurst

StraightShaveStep back in time to an era when gentlemen found the barbershop a peaceful refuge by enjoying a traditional straight razor shave at The Spa at Pinehurst.

This relaxing experience starts with a pre-shave cream infused with eucalyptus and menthol. A warm shave foam is then applied to condition the facial hair for a silky smooth glide. Next, a hot towel is draped over the face to open up the pores.

The actual shave is made up of 14 steps to ensure each portion of the face is left completely bare. Close your eyes and soak in the moment – this isn’t something you get to enjoy every day.

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Pinehurst’s New Golden Age: No. 2 and the Championships

We’re fortunate to have much of our faithful audience outside of North Carolina, which means even if you wanted to enjoy our new documentary on UNC-TV last night, you might not have had it available in your market. While the DVD is available online for just $14.95 and certainly offers a better, more satisfying viewing experience than what you’re about to get here, we still wanted to whet your appetite a bit with several clips from the hour-long program.

Please enjoy Pinehurst’s New Golden Age: No. 2 and the Championships:

Introduction

 

Jack Nicklaus and the North & South Amateur

 

The 1999 U.S. Open

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Excerpt from “Slaying the Tiger” – The 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Shane Ryan’s new book, “Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes of the New PGA Tour.”  Ryan dives into the 2014 U.S. Open on Pinehurst No. 2, the USGA, some of the – ahem – more interesting thoughts on Coore and Crenshaw’s 2010 restoration of Donald Ross’s masterpiece. You can purchase the book here.

“Charlie Price, the great writer, he’d say Pinehurst in his day was fairways, and the fairways were oases within sandy country. The wispy rye grass, pine needles and sand, the little tufts of ground, that’s what Pinehurst was.” —Ben  Crenshaw,  to PGATour.com, on the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2

BY SHANE RYAN

In the nine years preceding the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, the winning score was even par or worse six times. Two of the three winners who actually went under par—Tiger Woods in 2008 and Lucas Glover the next year—stayed nice and close, at -1 and -4, respectively. The only exception came in 2011, when Rory McIlroy put on a historic show at Congressional Country Club, decimating a difficult track to the tune of -16 and asserting himself as one of the world’s best players.

The first winner in that difficult stretch was Michael Campbell, who won at the Pinehurst Resort in the Sandhills of North Carolina with even par in 2005. Campbell has largely been forgotten—he’s a member of golf’s one-hit wonder club, and you can barely find a mention of him at the club—but the previous Pinehurst champion in 1999, Payne Stewart, has become an important part of the resort’s identity. Less than six months after he won the event, he died in a plane crash, and he’s honored today with a large statue outside the clubhouse that captures the moment when he sunk the winning putt on 18 to beat Phil Mickelson—clad in his famous knickers and tam-o’-shanter cap, right foot off the ground, fist extended in triumph. … Continue Reading

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New Pinehurst documentary set to debut Thursday

“Pinehurst’s New Golden Age: No. 2 and the Championships,” a new documentary produced by TenMayflower Productions, will debut at 10 p.m. Thursday on UNC-TV. 

Featuring archival, never-before-seen photography and footage, the documentary traces one of the most significant periods in Pinehurst’s storied championship history, including the transcendent U.S. Open championships in 1999 and 2005.

The hour-long program is also the definitive recap of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, the first two major championships to be conducted in consecutive weeks at the same site in the history of golf.

The feature provides unprecedented insight into the magic of Pinehurst through the eyes of historians, journalists, USGA officials, broadcasters, some of the biggest names in golf.

2014 U.S. Open champions Martin Kaymer and Michelle Wie recount their triumphs on Pinehurst No. 2 while such notables as Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange, Michael Campbell and others add a unique perspective into their own successes at Pinehurst.

The documentary also details the 2010 restoration of Donald Ross’s famed championship course. Bill Coore and Crenshaw recall the momentous decision to return No. 2 to its 1940s-era roots in setting the stage for the triumphant 2014 U.S. Opens and a new philosophy in golf course management.

For more information, go to unctv.org. Purchase a DVD of “Pinehurst’s New Golden Age: No. 2 and the Championships” from any of our retail outlets or online at shoppinehurst.com.

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Pinehurst’s Father’s Day gift guide

Father’s Day is less than a week away, but there’s still have plenty of time to find a stellar gift.

Our pro shops offer a variety of items sure to leave any dad grinning. If you aren’t near Pinehurst, you can shop online. Orders placed by 3 p.m. Wednesday will arrive in time for the special day.

Here’s a quick guide for those who are stumped:

For the film fanatic 

Featuring archival, never-before-seen photography and footage, “Pinehurst’s New Golden Age” traces one of the most significant periods in Pinehurst’s storied championship history, including the transcendent U.S. Open championships in 1999 and 2005. The hour-long documentary is also the definitive recap of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open, the first two major championships to be conducted in consecutive weeks at the same site in the history of golf.

The film provides unprecedented insight into the magic of Pinehurst through the eyes of historians, journalists, USGA officials, broadcasters and some of the biggest names in golf.  The DVD is $14.99. SHOP

For the practical dad

FathersDayCoasters

These coasters aren’t just a great way to protect the furniture, they are a fantastic conversation starter. Your dad will feel nostalgic every time a visitors ask if he’s been to Pinehurst. He’ll be thrilled to share stories from his time in the Sandhills.

A set of two stone coasters is $18. They are available with the Pinehurst No. 2 or Putter Boy logo. SHOP

For the growing golfer

FathersDayChallengeCards

Help your dad hone his golf game by giving him these fun challenge cards.

Each of the 52 playing cards contains a different challenge, with four different levels for golfers of all handicaps, to test and help develop shots on and just off the green.

The cards are available in both short and long game versions for $12 each.

Read a review here. SHOP

For the fashion forward father

FathersDayPolo

Make sure your father looks his best when he heads out for his next round. Made of 100 percent cotton, this line was inspired by Pinehurst No. 2.

These Peter Millar polos, available in two colors, are $98.  SHOP

For the leisure lover

FathersDayCigarCutter

If your dad enjoys kicking back and relaxing, make his leisure time even more enjoyable with a Putter Buy cigar cutter. It provides a clean cut for the perfect smoke.

The metal cigar cutter is $28. SHOP

For the history buff

GoldenAge

“The Golden Age of Pinehurst” chronicles the restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles.

Written by Lee Pace, the book is $49.96. SHOP

Find more ideas at shoppinehurst.com. 

When in doubt, a gift card is always the right answer.

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