Appreciating Frolin and Larry

Larry Go

Larry Goins, left, and Frolin Hatcher are many times the first faces and voices greeting guests at Pinehurst.

OutreachNC Magazine has a wonderful feature on Pinehurst’s Frolin Hatcher and Larry Goins in its April issue, which can be read here.

It’s the perfect kind of story to read as Spring arrives at Pinehurst. What’s better than coming to the clubhouse and seeing and hearing Frolin and Larry?

Please do read the entire story and get a look at the great images that go with it. Here are a couple of highlights we liked in particular:

“It doesn’t feel like 50 years, and I don’t feel like I’m 75 years old either,” says Hatcher, laughing. “Once you get into it, the time just goes by. I think this is the ideal job for me. I love people, and keeping them smiling, that’s our deal.”

“I usually take two weeks off in January and February, but this may be the last winter I work, maybe,” Goins adds, “but spring has sprung if Frolin is back.”

“I like the way people are interested in golf and see how happy they get playing it,” Goins adds. “Well, I tried to play, but it wasn’t for me, but I like seeing others enjoy playing.” 

“If you see someone having a bad day, you grab one of their partners and ask to see if there’s something you can do, they will tell you, and you do it, and that works,” Goins explains.

“I have had people come over and be mad, but when they leave here, me and Larry got them laughing,” Hatcher adds. “And they will come back and tell us how much they enjoyed themselves. We just try to make them happy and do the extras when they get off the bus, speak to them, shake their hands, tell them we’re glad they’re here. And when they leave, we tell them to be sure and come back and see us, and they do.”