Your favorite Pinehurst memories of 2014

2014 Memory Brian Cook

Brian Cook traveled to Pinehurst three times in 2014, but his favorite memory was sharing the U.S. Women’s Open with his oldest daughter, pictured here in front of the Payne Stewart statue.

We know, 2014 is SO yesterday. But you have to admit it was a great year.

When we asked our followers to share their favorite Pinehurst memories, they proved us right. In fact, we were flooded with awesome stories. We’ve compiled a few of the best ones for you to enjoy.

Cheers to another year of family, friends, food and GOLF.

From Facebook

“I was there 3 times this year. Celebrated New Year’s Eve at the Carolina Hotel, played golf on No. 2 New Year’s Day, came down in October with the family. But my favorite trip was bringing my oldest daughter down for the Women’s Open. Great memories for her and me.”
 Brian Cook

“Had dinner at the Carolina Dining Room with my daughters, Melissa Pocock and Sarah Lyn Patterson, just before Christmas…perfect!”
 Betsy Homa  

“First off, carrying my own bag one week after the Women’s Open on No. 2. The spirit of golf as they say was surely alive that day. Incredible memory. #payne
— Robert Carpenter 

2014 Memory David Rossbach

“Splitting the fairway on 18 in February. And sitting next to Adam Scott, Stevie Williams and Justin Rose in Carolina Dining Room the week before the Open. Awesome memories this year. Thanks PH!” — David Rossbach

“Parring the first four holes on No. 4.”
— Howard Munck 

“Being a grandstand area captain for both Opens. Hard work, long, dirty days but what a thrill to have this historic event in my own backyard!”
— Tricia Fagan Williamson

“Playing No. 2 with Terry Heyl, his daughter and son in law.”
— Dave Langley
(Editor’s note: There’s a great story behind this one. Dave and Terry were roommates during the Vietnam War. They reconnected through a Pinehurst Facebook post and met up for the first time in more than 40 years. Read their story here.)

2014 Memory Michelle Walsh

“Watching the US Open with my husband, Bob Walsh.” — Michelle Walsh

“Playing Pinehurst No. 8, great and challenging course!”
— Conor Byrne 

“Playing in the last group on the final day of the Senior North & South Amateur Championship.
— Dave Prokop

2014 Memory Pat Collins

“Talking with Anika in The Rider Cup Lounge during the U.S. Open.” — Pat Collins

2014 Memory Joe Fellini

“Getting some dap from Payne.” — Joe Fellini

From Instagram