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The photo you’ve all been talking about

We post a lot of photos to the Pinehurst Resort Twitter feed. Most get a few likes and retweets, but the one we posted earlier today became an instant hit.

We can’t say we’re surprised, staffer Kaye Pierson is known for capturing stellar sunrises with her trusty iPhone.

PGA.com even included the shot in its daily roundup of the best and most creative images.

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Payne and Rickie…

We had a lot of memorable moments in 2014. This one is near the top of the list.Thank you, Rickie Fowler.

(See the full video here.)

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Warm greetings from Christmas past

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We’ve celebrated more than 100 Christmas seasons here at the Pinehurst Resort, which means we’ve spread a lot of merriment.

Enjoy these warm greetings from Christmas past. All these cards were sent out during the 1940s and ’50s when W.J. Fitzgibbon was the manager of the Carolina Hotel.

Times have changed, but our sentiments remain the same. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.

Click the photos to enlarge for a better reading experience.

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6 simple steps to improve your golf grip in seconds

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Photo by Shecter Lee

Eric Alpenfels knows golf.

As the Director of Golf Instruction here at Pinehurst, he shares his knowledge with golfers of all skill levels looking to improve their game.

Alpenfels, who has been recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Teachers in America,” recently shared with the publication his advice about how to improve golf grip.

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Alpenfels writes: “In a recent poll of Top 100 Teachers, 81 percent acknowledged that the grip is one of the first things they work on with new students. I’m not suprised. Most golfers see the grip as simple — grab the handle and squeeze. But there’s a lot more to it, and making even the slightest error can have serious ramifications in your swing. (By the way, the 19 percent who said their students’ grips don’t need work admitted to coaching only pro players. See a pattern?)

“If you’re concerned about your grip, then follow these simple steps. This is the method we teach at the Pinehurst Golf Academy, and it’s sequenced to set your hands in the correct positions and avoid the most common grip errors. It’s a 5-second procedure that will give you the power and control you’ve been missing.”

Here’s a look at the piece titled “New Way to Take Your Golf Grip.”

Give it a try.

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The perfect Christmas gift awaits at Pinehurst

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By Lee Pace

As Christmas approaches with each niblick stroke and foozled chip shot, unique gifts ideas for the golfer who has everything may be scarce. No worries, we have a few suggestions.

For the foodie: Dinner at The 1895 Grille

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This intimate Four-Star enclave in The Holly Inn offers an experience in taste, atmosphere and service that’s unrivaled.

Try the filet of beef, rubbed with sea salt and truffle oil. It’s nestled alongside a ramekin of macaroni, fontina cheese and morsels of lobster.

Top off the evening by marveling as the wait staff pours molten white Godiva chocolate liqueur from a gooseneck sauceboat into a pillow of chocolate soufflé.

“Savor the moment,” says Thierry Debailleul, the executive chef at Pinehurst. “Dinner at the 1895 will take a little longer. Every morsel is an experience. There is always something happening on your plate.”

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