Pinehurst News

So, how do they do it? Behind the scenes with the Bryan Brothers

We got the questions before the Bryan Brothers even launched the video with Clarkie at Pinehurst.

How do these guys do it? How many takes are there? Does the ball go anywhere?

After spending the afternoon with the Bryan Brothers as they shot their video the week of Thanksgiving, we have the answers.

But why just answer questions when you can ALSO rank all of the trick shots they performed with Clarkie while here?

So let’s do that. We’ve cut the video into the singular trick shots, and this is our countdown. Disagree? Let us know below.

On to it.

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A sweet drink to add to your Christmas celebration

Your Christmas celebration likely will include plenty of cookies, pies and cakes, but if you need something a bit stronger we understand. 

Our Caramel Creek Martini is a sweet treat that packs a punch. At first sip, you may feel as if you’re drinking a flavored coffee, but the bourbon gives it a kick.

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and serve in chocolate-drizzled glass.

Lead Bartender Adam Tillman provides a quick tutorial in the video above.

Of course, you can always swing by the Ryder Cup Lounge and have one of our bartenders do the work so you can relax.

Caramel Creek Martini

1/2 oz. Knob Creek Bourbon

1/2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream

1/2 oz. Kahlua

1/2 oz. Firefly Caramel Moonshine

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Vietnam vets reconnect at Pinehurst No. 2

Vietnam vets reconnect via Facebook

Terry Heyl and Dave Langley pose for a photo before a round on Pinehurst No. 2. The Vietnam veterans reconnected Friday after more than 40 years.

Terry Heyl and Dave Langley were a bundle of nerves as they approached the Pinehurst clubhouse this morning.

And rightly so. The Air Force veterans hadn’t seen each other in more than 40 years.

“You don’t know what to expect,” Heyl said.

Of course, the meeting went smoothly. They shook hands, they smiled, they laughed.

Heyl and Langley, roommates during the Vietnam War, reconnected through a post on the Pinehurst Facebook page back in September.

Langley left a comment under a photo of the Carolina Hotel and 20 minutes later Heyl asked “Were you in Da Nang?”

“Were you in Da Nang?” “YES. OMG. Terry!”

Langley’s response, “YES. OMG. Terry!”

“I was going to just type ‘Yes,’ but then I saw the name and thought ‘Oh my god, that’s incredible,’” Langley said. “It felt really good.”

It seems the stars aligned for the chance meeting. Terry joined Facebook just month before the two reconnected. Heyl primarily uses the social media platform to stay in touch with family.

“I never write on Facebook,” Heyl said. “Never.”

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The Facebook post that reconnected Terry Heyl and Dave Langley.

Their first face-to-face meeting included light-hearted joking and story swapping before they set off for a round on Pinehurst No. 2.

“We thought we were playing No. 4, so this is a great surprise to us,” Langley said.

Heyl’s son-in-law, John Jefferys, arranged the surprise switcheroo. Jefferys is the new superintendent of No. 2.

“We competed against each other in everything that was available,” Langley said. “We even played golf in a war zone.”

“What better place to meet than Pinehurst No. 2,” Langley said. “Is there any place better in the world?”

During their time in Vietnam, the men were close but competitive. They played everything from basketball to ping pong together.

“We competed against each other in everything that was available,” Langley said. “We even played golf in a war zone.”

Heyl and Langley don’t intend to let another 40 years pass without seeing each other.

“We’ll probably make this a regular thing,” Langley said. “Anytime he comes down to see the grandkids I think we’ll get together.”

Read more about Heyl and Langley’s Facebook connection here.

 

 

 

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A Merry vintage Christmas from Pinehurst

It’s Throwback Thursday and Christmas is just a week away, so we thought we would dig through the archives to bring you some vintage photos.

Most of the images we found were shot at the Carolina Hotel during the 1940s, proving the holiday season was just as special then as it is now.

Enjoy this look back.

Note: Click the photos to enlarge images.

A sleeping child waits for Santa. (Date unknown)

A sleeping child waits for Santa. (Date unknown)

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Clarkie’s fan base expands

We’ve been fans of a brave 12-year-old named Clarkie Carroll for nearly a year.

It started when his family shared a trick shot video filmed not long after Clarkie wrapped up 10 months of chemotherapy for a rare form of bone cancer. Read his story here.

It’s impossible not to cheer on Clarkie, who seems shy when speaking, but has a golf swing that carries confidence. He’s bravely stared cancer in the face and come out on the other side swinging.

The rest of the golf world fell in love with him Wednesday when he stole the show in a trick shot video filmed with the Bryan Brothers at Pinehurst.

Take a look at where the video landed and what people had to say about our pal Clarkie.

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Bryan Brothers amaze with latest trick shots

“Crazy deflections. Amazing timing. The Bryan Brothers took their act on the road to Pinehurst No. 2, site of the 2014 men’s and women’s U.S. Opens.

“In a charitable twist, they even got 12-year-old cancer survivor Clarkie Carroll into the action.”

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