Pinehurst News

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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The Spa at Pinehurst – Breast Cancer Awareness

To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Spa at Pinehurst offered free services to breast cancer survivors. To remember those survivors and honor those fallen, Spa clients and staff released pink and white balloons to cap an event that was emotional, moving and hopeful.

Among those on hand Monday, Megan Burke, 9, enjoyed a free haircut for “Locks for Love.” Megan grew her hair long for a year just to be able to donate it for hairpieces and wigs for those fighting cancer.

Donations will be accepted at The Spa throughout the month of October, with 100 percent of all funds donated to the Pretty in Pink Foundation. A portion of all Spa therapies sold during the month of October will also be donated.

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60 years on, Pinehurst still connects father and daughter

Lili Geehr points to her father's name, M. Pierpont Warner, on the North and South Amateur Champion Wall of Perpetuity at Pinehurst Resort.

Lili Geehr points to her father’s name, M. Pierpont Warner, on the North and South Amateur Champion Wall of Perpetuity at Pinehurst Resort.

When Lili Geehr visits Pinehurst, she can feel her father’s presence

BY ALEX PODLOGAR

Pinehurst Resort

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. – It doesn’t take long.

Lili Geehr walks to the North and South Amateur’s Wall of Perpetuity in the distinguished hall of the Pinehurst Resort Club and has little trouble finding the name.

M. Pierpont Warner. 1932.

Geehr pauses, her right hand coming up to her face before she extends it to the bronze nameplate on the wall. Her eyes fill with water and her voice breaks ever so delicately. She rubs the plate.

“Hi Dad.”

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“Homeland” star, Emmy winner Damian Lewis visits Pinehurst

Homeland star and Emmy winner Damian Lewis visits Pinehurst.

Homeland star and Emmy winner Damian Lewis visits Pinehurst on the day Season 2 of the Showtime thriller premieres.

So what did Damian Lewis, star of Showtime’s Homeland and winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series do on the day Season 2 of Homeland premiered?

He played golf at Pinehurst.

“This is an incredible place,” Lewis said Sunday evening while watching the Ryder Cup at Pinehurst’s 91st Hole. “Just phenomenal. It couldn’t have been better.”

Lewis’ trip, with his father and godfather, comes just seven days after “Homeland” won six Emmys. He and his group played Pinehurst No. 8 on Saturday before tackling famed Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday.
Lewis said fans of the Showtime drama, which also garnered Emmy nods for lead actress Claire Danes, as well as for casting, among others, can expect even more of a thrill ride for Season 2.
“There are going to be a lot of surprises,” Lewis said. “We’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.”

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