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Putter Boys Swingin’ it at Pinehurst [Video]

Pinehurst’s Maniac Hill practice range was full of golfers on Monday, enjoying their warmup in cool seasonal temperatures before they embarked on a memorable round at one of Pinehurst’s famed courses.

But in the middle of the range stood a man possessing dark sunglasses, striking white hair and a soft, soothing voice. In front of Joe McAuley were two of his grandsons, McAuley, 6, and Porter, 4.

And the three of of them were having the time of their lives.

Especially Grandpa, who gave perhaps the best piece of advice for everyone who introduces the game to kids. Check out the video’s final frame for that sage wisdom. We could all learn a thing or two from Joe and his grandsons.

Pinehurst member Joe McAuley stands with his grandsons Porter 4, (left) and McAuley, 6, (right) on the practice range at Pinehurst Resort.

Pinehurst member Joe McAuley stands with his grandsons Porter 4, (left) and McAuley, 6, (right) on the practice range at Pinehurst Resort.

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Could Your Game Use Some Professional Help?

Pinehurst Golf Academy

Pinehurst Golf Academy

 
We’re looking for three good candidates to enjoy a weekend golf school at the Pinehurst Golf Academy – all on us! All you have to do is convince us your game needs help. AND, be willing and comfortable to have us film your journey through the school. If you’re picked, you’ll come to Pinehurst on Thursday, October 18, enjoy resort accommodations for three nights including all meals, and get three full days of instruction in the Golf Academy. What’s better than that?
 
Send us a few words, a video, or any type of plea as to why we should pick you and you might just find yourself at Pinehurst next weekend.
 
Please send your submissions to alex.podlogar@pinehurst.com
 
*Travel cost is not included.

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Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance Iron Mike Rally Pre-Run [Video]

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance held its Iron Mike Rally Pre-Run, an event designed to work out the logistics of the 36-mile Iron Mike Rally to Fort Bragg the Concours will run in May 2013. Among the classics on display were a 1965 AC Cobra, a vintage 1937 Lincoln, a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC, a 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and a cayenne-red custom 1962 Corvette convertible.

You can read more about the pre-run here and here. In addition to showcasing a sampling on the classic vehicles that will be on display at Pinehurst Resort from May 2-5 at the Main Post Parade field,  special media VIP, car owners and guests were treated to an emotional and uplifting tour of Fort Bragg, including stops at Range 37 and meetings with Special Forces soldiers. The group was also entertained by a moving performance by the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus, of which highlights can be seen and heard here.

The Iron Mike Rally is named after the iconic “Iron Mike” statue, located near Fort Bragg headquarters, that represents all paratroopers past, present and future. Fort Bragg is home of the United States Army 82nd Airborne and Special Operations Forces and is one of the largest military complexes in the world, with approximately 57,000 military personnel, 11,000 civilian employees and 23,000 family members on site.

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82nd Airborne All-American Chorus [Video]

As part of the Pinehurst Concours D’Elegance Iron Mike Rally pre-run on Tuesday, the media group and car owners were treated to an incredible day touring Fort Bragg, including stops at Range 37 and visiting with Special Forces soldiers. Among the events, guests enjoyed a moving performance by the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus. Check the video for a sample of the emotional and uplifting show.

You can’t miss the entrance chant, but for sure, don’t miss the exit chant. They are packaged below:

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USTA Tennis at Pinehurst – 90 Years Young [Video]

Last week, Pinehurst Tennis Club hosted the USTA National Men’s 70, 85 and 90-plus Clay Court Championships. Dozens of the top older tennis players in the country descended on Pinehurst to try to earn one of the coveted gold balls, handed out to players who win USTA championships.

One of the most well-attended and fervent matches was the 90s-plus Doubles Championship, pitting Santa Barbara, Calif.’s Robert Sherman, who’s won an incredible — and record — 127 gold balls in his tennis career, and Raleigh’s James Clavesse versus William Kuntz, of Mandeville, La., and W.T. Mathis, of Johnson City, Tenn.

Robert Sherman USTA

Robert Sherman, 92, won another USTA gold ball in Pinehurst.

In a match played with vehement competitive spirit – a racket may have been tossed clayward here and there, and Clavesse may have let out an audible “Ah, c’mon!” (check the video) — the match left spectators, tournament officials and other players in awe at the play, talent and ability of the four players, who returned to play in the 90s singles tournament a day later. For the record, Sherman/Clavesse defeated Kuntz/Mathis 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-2.

And please, please…

Please, don’t miss the dap.

(The fist bumps, y’all.)

So, what do you think you’ll be doing at 90?

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