Family unites at Pinehurst for reunion weekend


A portion of the Siegel family goofs off after playing croquet.


The Siegel family knows how to have fun.

Instead of hosting a stuffy birthday dinner for patriarch Leroy Siegel’s 80th birthday, they decided instead to have a family reunion weekend. Now, you may be wincing at the thought of a family reunion, but we’re not talking a potluck lunch with dry conversation.

Nope, the Siegels wouldn’t dream of that. This lively bunch, most of which traveled from Pennsylvania, spent Friday at play. Part of the family set off on Pinehurst No. 4 while the non-golfers learned croquet. To make it even more fun, they added a competitive element and dubbed the outing the “Siegel Family Golf-Croquet Tournament.”

Tonight, they’ll enjoy dinner on the veranda of the Donald Ross Grill accompanied by bagpipe music. After, they’ll head over to the 18th green for a quick photo session.

The fun continues Saturday with part of the family heading out for golf on Pinehurst No. 9 and the other half relaxing at the Spa at Pinehurst.

“It’s going to be a really great weekend,” said Barb Siegel.

Pinehurst Country Club members Barb and Leroy Siegel have lived in Pinehurst about 10 years, so Barb handled most of the planning.

“Everybody loves Leroy, this is all about him,” Barb said.