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Video: Get your round started…in a positive way

Pinehurst Golf Academy PGA Master Professional Eric Apenfels offers three tips on how to properly begin your round. Love the insight on how to prepare on the practice range before you step to the first tee.

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Basketball (after golf) with His Airness, Tom Brady …and Keegan Bradley?

What happens when Michael Jordan, Tom Brady and PGA Champion Keegan Bradley end up in the Bahamas together?

They play a little pickup hoops – after they had played a round of golf. Apparently, Bradley tested the waters, telling Scott Van Pelt on “SVP and Russillo” (listen above, especially for the additional golf stories, including MJ’s presses) that he asked Luke Donald about going to shoot some hoops, hoping Jordan would take the bait.

He did.

And so we have this clip, found on Instagram:

Reminds us of when this happened.

Pretty great. Wouldn’t mind seeing something similar here. We know MJ likes No. 2…

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Behind the Scenes: Pinehurst breakfast buffet

By Sarah Campbell
Pinehurst Resort

Each morning when the crystal chandeliers light up, a flurry of activity descends on the back portion of the Carolina Dining Room.

It’s 5 a.m. and about a dozen Pinehurst employees are methodically moving about setting up the famous breakfast buffet.

As three long rows of tables go up, black cloth is draped across each one. White overlays are added to finish the look. Next, stainless steel serving dishes are placed along the center tables to store hot foods like grits, bacon and biscuits.

It’s obvious each employee knows exactly what to do.

Alton and Shelia shine the silverware and meticulously fold dozens of cloth napkins.

Nicholas pours hot water into the serving dishes to ensure the food will stay warm throughout the four-hour breakfast window.

Shekia rolls out a cart filled with bowls of fruit and arranges them along the back table while Wanda places an assortment of freshly-baked pastries at the other end.

Thomas sits a large bowl of eggs behind him as he readies his omelet station.

“It’s a lot of preparation in such a short period of time, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication,” said Laura, the Carolina Dining Room’s morning manager. “We are lucky to have such a great team.”

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Nice traj, Kid. Nailed it.

Today’s target practice tip is from 21month old Julian Bandy of Perth, Western Australia. Nailed it. Literally.

Posted by Adam Scott’s Mi Golf Club on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Oh, how we all wish we could hit the golf ball straight like Julian Bandy.

Even if he is 21 months old.

Meet Julian, of Perth, Australia. The video was originally posted here.

Great stuff.

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Pinehurst Madness – The Final Fore


And now, we’re down to four.

Our Final Fore, if you will. Last week, we opened up the first Pinehurst Madness bracket, because as we stated at the dawn of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, in North Carolina, there are three things we can always argue: Golf, College Basketball and Barbecue.

This, though, is a tournament to decide which Pinehurst Resort golf course is the best. We’ve taken the liberty of seeding the tournament, and we’ve also removed Pinehurst No. 2 from the bracket. We figure after back-to-back U.S. Opens in 2014, it’s a pretty clear winner in its own right.

A few notes about the first round:

  • For a week, there was an upset looming, all day, every day. Pinehurst No. 6, as a 5th seed, took an early lead on Pinehurst’s most recently added course to the stable, Pinehurst No. 9. But the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design closed the gap, making it a neck-and-neck race that seemed to change hands every hour. Finally, when polling closed Wednesday night, No. 9, the 4th seed, proved victorious…by 1 single vote.
  • Pinehurst No. 3, no matter how beloved by Ben Crenshaw, could never muster a great challenge to Pinehurst No. 7. The same was true for Pinehurst No.1 and Pinehurst No. 5, courses that found themselves up against top seeds Pinehurst No. 4 and No. 8, respectively.

Now, though, it’s time to determine our final.

NOTE: Vote by clicking on the course of your choice. Votes are tallied automatically.

No. 1 seed Pinehurst No. 4 vs. No. 4 seed Pinehurst No. 9

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Most agree Tom Fazio elevated a good course to a great one with his work on No. 4. Indeed, it was selected as the co-site of the 2008 U.S. Amateur. Meanwhile, Jack stays alive at the Dance. The area's only Jack Nicklaus Signature Design is Pinehurst No. 9, added to the Pinehurst stable in 2014.
Pinehurst No. 4
119 Vote
Pinehurst No. 9
32 Vote


No. 2 seed Pinehurst No. 8 vs. No. 3 seed Pinehurst No. 7

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Some feel that No. 8 synthesizes all the elements of the Pinehurst golf experience into one layout better than any of the other courses, and many mid- and higher-handicappers find it the most enjoyable track to play. The Rees Jones monster of Pinehurst No. 7 is considered one of the toughest tracks in the area, and there is history as well: No. 7 was built on the site of a forgotten 9-hole employee course.
Pinehurst No. 8
97 Vote
Pinehurst No. 7
54 Vote

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