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[Video] Richard Petty talks golf – yes, golf – at Pinehurst

NASCAR Hall of Famer and North Carolina legend Richard Petty visited Pinehurst Resort on Thursday as part of a Carolina Wireless Association benefit golf tournament for the Victory Junction, which is a year-round camping facility that serves children, ages 6-to-16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.

“The King,” who won seven Cup championships, seven Daytona 500s and 200 races, took a moment to chat with Pinehurst about golf – yes, golf – before comparing his era to the NASCAR of today.

Naturally, Petty may have saved his best quote for off camera:

“I never got into golf. I was too busy going ’round and ’round in circles.”

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[Video] Heart of the Pines at The Spa at Pinehurst

News 14 Carolina is featuring The Spa at Pinehurst’s newest service, the Heart of the Pines body treatment.

In this unique service, a dry brush exfoliation is followed by light, all-over tapping using fresh long-leaf pine harvested right here in The Village. The bundled needles create a gentle enhancement to the massage, increasing circulation and aiding in detoxification. Uplifting and one-of-a-kind, this experience will leave you refreshed and totally rejuvenated.

And for you guys out there? Please don’t think the Spa isn’t for you. Nervous or not, The Spa at Pinehurst is ideal for men as well, which you can find out here.

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The Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance – The $20 million car (Video)

 

The inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance was a rousing success, as 118 classic automobiles graced the emerald first fairways of Courses 3 and 5 at Pinehurst. Included in the spectacular array of rare and vintage vehicles was a Ferrari 275LM, worth an astonishing $20 million.

 

 

Also at the Pinehurst Concours, Corvettes and Porsches from across the region were invited to attend the inaugural Pinehurst Fairway Drive presented by AutoTrader Classics, with each brigade headed by cars owned by automotive executive and champion car owner Rick Hendrick and business executive and noted Porsche collector Bob Ingram.

 

 

The event was certainly a big hit with entrants, who viewed Pinehurst as an ideal host for a Concours event.

 

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VIDEO: Natalie Gulbis Excited for Back-to-Back U.S. Opens at Pinehurst

LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis talks to Pinehurst Resort and previews the back-to-back U.S. Opens at Pinehurst in 2014.

“It’s going to be great for golf, great for us, and especially great for all those fans.”

Gulbis is excited about the USGA’s unique decision to have Pinehurst host back-to-back U.S. Opens in 2014, and after closing the interview, said off camera: “It’s only 13 months? Wow, that’s coming up fast. Can’t wait, though.”

Gulbis and the other 95 of the top 100 ranked players in the world – including Paula Creamer, who’s also looking forward to the Open on Pinehurst No. 2 – are playing the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va.

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VIDEO: Paula Creamer previews the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open in Pinehurst

U.S. Open Champion Paula Creamer joins Pinehurst to preview the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, to be played in back-to-back weeks with the men’s U.S. Open on famed Pinehurst No. 2.

Creamer spoke to Pinehurst during Tuesday’s practice round at the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va.

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