Also, don’t miss the Bonus Bubba footage.
And so here we are, on this day, June 10, 2013, officially just 365 days away from Pinehurst once more making a historic footprint in the annals of the grand game of golf.
A couple of years ago, the United States Golf Association made an unprecedented step in its championship history: it selected Pinehurst to host both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in successive weeks in 2014.
The announcement makes history on several fronts. It’s the first time in Pinehurst’s 114-year history to serve as the site of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship. It is the only site in USGA history to host all five of its major championships. And it is a new chapter in the USGA book of traditions: never before has one site hosted both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in the same year, on the same course.
And so here we are, just one year away. And while we visit Merion this week to cover the 2013 U.S. Open (check the Pinehurst Blog for updates and behind-the-scenes coverage you won’t find anywhere else), we look forward to 2014. (Not to mention a RIDICULOUS sweepstakes, which you can enter here.)
[Video] Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora dishes on Pinehurst, golf and coaching – and the 2013 UNC season
North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora stopped by Pinehurst as part of the Rams Club Tar Heel Tour last week and took a moment to speak with Pinehurst about a variety of topics, including his introduction to Pinehurst, the football position most like a golfer, how coaching and golf course management are intertwined, and of course, about the upcoming Heels’ football season.
Oh, and we stumped him on one question, though he did manage to come up with a name…
Roy Williams, the Hall of Fame basketball coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels who has led UNC to two national championships, visited Pinehurst recently and took a few moments to explain how basketball and golf can be intertwined.
Not only that, Williams chatted about rounds at Pinehurst with Dean Smith – including his favorite Dean Smith golf story – what it’s like to play a round of golf with Michael Jordan and revealed to us the best golfer among his former Tar Heels (not necessarily His Airness).
Lastly, we got a little more basketball in there as well, with Williams explaining just what it takes for him to break down and burn a timeout.
(Hint: A lot. As Roy says, “If I get to go to Heaven and there’s a blessing for timeouts, I’m going to be the favorite son up there.”)
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Located in the North Carolina heartland, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, established in 1895, is a 2,000-acre property featuring an award-winning spa, eight golf courses, tennis, and activities for the family. Widely known as the cradle of American golf, Pinehurst has hosted more single golf championships than any other site in America, including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup Matches, TOUR Championship and many others. It will serve as the site of both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in 2014 in back-to-back weeks. See pinehurst.com or call 800-487-4653 for a complete list of events and activities.